Health

18.10.2014

Liberians in US Face Worsening Stigma

  Human Wrongs Watch By Philippa Garson, New York, 17 October 2014 (IRIN)* — Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge:… »

17.10.2014

It’s the Food, Stupid!

It’s the Food, Stupid!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Greenpeace*, 16 October 2014 — Food is taste and nourishment. Food is family and culture. Food is science, art and religion. Food is life. The real problem is the lack of access to food in all its variety.    Take Vitamin A deficiency and  GE ‘Golden’ rice for… »

16.10.2014

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

By Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Liberian human rights activist B. Abel Learwellie has seen more death and destruction than any person should have to endure. He’s lived through two civil wars, during which he lost family members, witnessed brutal killings, and was… »

16.10.2014

An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

We look at the political and economic circumstances of the spread of Ebola with science writer Leigh Phillips, who calls for a socialization of pharmaceutical research and production. Phillips says that using revenues from profitable drugs to subsidize research for unprofitable drugs would reduce the costs of vaccines and their… »

16.10.2014

Hand-washing, Vital Tool in Fight against Ebola — UN

  Human Wrongs Watch 15 October 2014 – As the world celebrates the seventh annual Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spotlighting how the simple practice not only saves lives, but is also instrumental in the fight against Ebola. »

16.10.2014

Family Farming, Vital in a World Where 800 Million People Lack Access to Healthy Food

Family Farming, Vital in a World Where 800 Million People Lack Access to Healthy Food

  Human Wrongs Watch With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials on 16 October 2014 affirmed , adding that the strong participation of the world’s family… »

12.10.2014

West African Leaders Plead for Aid to Combat Ebola

West African Leaders Plead for Aid to Combat Ebola

Leaders from West African countries ravaged by an outbreak of Ebola have pleaded for more international aid. Speaking by video conference at a meeting of the World Bank, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said help was needed on the ground, not just on paper. President Ernest Bai Koroma:… »

12.10.2014

In South Sudan, a Single Mother’s Fight For Survival

In South Sudan, a Single Mother’s Fight For Survival

  Human Wrongs Watch ‘Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, a woman in South Sudan is one of thousands to get help from a UNICEF/WFP Rapid Response Mission – and one of millions still trying desperately to survive.’ By Kate Donovan, Pathai, South Sudan,… »

12.10.2014

Airpocalypse Hits Beijing… and Breaks Devastating New Record

Airpocalypse Hits Beijing… and Breaks Devastating New Record

  Human Wrongs Watch By Zhang Kai*, 10 October, 2014, Greenpeace — Usually it’s only locals that have to suffer through Beijing’s notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well. Mariah Carey, top… »

09.10.2014

Seven Key Facts about Family Farms that You Should Know But that You Probably Do Not

Seven Key Facts about Family Farms that You Should Know But that You Probably Do Not

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 9 October 2014 — Seven key facts about fans and family farms appear, among other, in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2014.   These are: • There are more than 570 million farms… »

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