Health

Preparing for the next pandemic requires public health focused industrial policy

Every time that the world faces a major epidemic outbreak, we are reminded of how ill-prepared we are to effectively deal with the emergence of new infectious diseases. This is despite the fact that we know that another epidemic is…

“Some clues for nonviolence”: 12 – Integrating and overcoming duality

We transmit to you the study “Some clues for nonviolence” carried out by Philippe Moal, in the form of 12 chapters. The general table of contents is as follows: 1- Where are we going? 2- The difficult transition from violence…

New global studies show health threats throughout the plastics supply chain

Health and environmental groups call for international action to control plastic chemicals and the scaling down of plastics production, to curb the growing crisis. 14 December 2021, Davao City & Quezon City, Philippines/ Gothenburg City, Sweden. Plastics pose significant threats to…

Philippine NGO Asserts Enforcement of ASEAN Ban on Mercury in Cosmetics

13 December 2021, Quezon City. Mercury in cosmetics remains a serious threat to human health and the environment 14 years after the ASEAN regional bloc decided to ban it in cosmetic product formulations. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition made…

Philippine Groups Find Toys’ Labeling Wanting, Tell Consumers to Seek Properly Labeled and Non-Toxic Toys

December 6, 2021. Two non-profit advocacy groups found the mandatory labeling of toys awfully wanting eight years after Republic Act 10620 was signed into law and two years after its Implementing Rules and Regulations were belatedly promulgated, prompting them to…

From AIDS to Omicron, Pharmaceutical Apartheid Hurts Us All

December 1st was World AIDS Day, marking forty years since symptoms were first reported. Over 36 million people have died worldwide from AIDS-related illnesses. The death rate is slowing as effective drug treatments gain wider distribution. But the inequity that…

Popular Legislative Initiative to regulate Traditional Medicines in Spain

The Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Deputies accepted the Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP) that seeks to achieve the regulation of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicines (TMCI) in Spain. It requires 500,000 signatures from Spanish citizens.…

No to the “Maldesarrollo” and land development in Pampa de Ludden of Argentina

In the framework of the Open Encounter of New Humanism, called “The human being as a central value”, we reflect on “Maldesarrollo” or “Bad-Development”. The problem of land development in Pampa de Ludden in the Cordillera. By Claudia Rivero Maldesarrollo…

Lions in the ring

Trapped in a circus of doubts and promises, we do not foresee the outcome. I remember when the most exciting part of circus shows was the lion episode. Of course, in those days, the cruelty of such an act did…

Community of Madrid denies treatment to HIV-positive immigrants

The facts Since mid-November we have known that doctors and NGOs are denouncing that the Community of Madrid (CAM) denies or hinders access to HIV treatment to immigrants in an irregular situation who either have just arrived in Spain (having…

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