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28.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

UK: Save Our National Health Service

UK: Save Our National Health Service

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today accused the government of plans to “open up the NHS to private bidders across Europe”, after it was revealed that any NHS contract over £625,000 will now be put out to tender. The changes were put out on February 6th as MPs headed away … »

14.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Yemen: 900,000 Children Malnourished

Yemen: 900,000 Children Malnourished

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva — The political and economic crisis engulfing Yemen is having a dangerous impact on the country’s youths, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on , 13 February 2015 said as it warned that increasing numbers of children are suffering from malnourishment while fewer are attending … »

09.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Human Wrongs Watch On the International Day , marked every year on 6 February, and this year focused on ending the ‘medicalization’ of the procedure, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on health workers around the world to eliminate what he called a ‘deeply harmful’ practice.  “Change is coming … »

30.01.2015 Pressenza London

What ‘austerity’ has done to Greek healthcare

This week a number of mayor hospitals in the UK have refused to sign this year’s budget offered by the Government on the grounds that the draconian cuts will indeed put the lives of patients at risk. Nothing more opportune, then, than this cautionary example coming from Greece on the … »

24.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Clean air doesn’t come to those who wait’

Human Wrongs Watch By Zhang Kai* 22 January, 2015, Greenpeace — “One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual,” said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air … »

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