Health

Philippines Wins Future Policy Award for Banning Lead in All Paints for Children’s and Workers’ Health

29 June 2021, Quezon City. A groundbreaking Chemical Control Order (CCO) promulgated by the Government of the Philippines banning lead in the manufacture of all paints to prevent children’s and workers’ exposure to this toxic chemical was adjudged one of…

The moral dilemma, if left unaddressed, drowns us

The COVID-19 phenomenon, at a global level, has not only left in its wake deaths, family breakdown, deepening of social inequalities and transformations in the education system. COVID-19 has also allowed us to see and touch that which has always…

Vaccine Apartheid and the Delta Variant

The term “delta” in science and mathematics denotes a difference, or a gap; as in the delta between two values. In geography, a delta is where a river meets the sea, spreading out, covering the most area in its course.…

Pilar Serrano: Traditional Chinese medicine helps with post-covid19 symptoms

In Cordoba, Spain, Pilar Serrano uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat people with various illnesses or physical ailments. For example, people diagnosed with cancer or people with degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis come…

COVID-19 pandemic spurs multi-headed problems – An interview with Caroline Audoir de Valter of Hope for the Children Foundation

INTERVIEW         by Perfecto Caparas In this Pressenza interview, Caroline Audoir de Valter, founder and CEO of Hope for the Children Foundation, discusses how her NGO has been responding to the COVID-19 devastation that grips the people…

Getting a Covid-19 jab in the Philippines

PHOTO/REPORT         Photos by Boldy Tapales/Text by Karina Santillan The government’s CoVid 19 vaccination program in the Philippines started to roll out last March 1. First in the lineup were front liners and senior citizens, like me.…

A warning from 900 psychologists and psychiatrists

“This Press Release is the outcome of observations, debates, experiences and studies made by psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists concerned about the negative consequences of some of the measures adopted to address and contrast the spread of COVID-19, which may not…

Bill Gates Almost Single-Handedly Derailed the Plan That Could Have Led to a ‘People’s Vaccine’

For all his philanthropy, Gates is deeply committed to protecting the rights of patent holders. By Linda McQuaig Hard to believe now, but in the first few months of the pandemic it looked like the world was going to act…

Debate Over the Release of Patents on Anticovid Vaccines by Marianella Kloka

The debate on the patent release of COVID19 vaccines is open and has intensified in the context of the WHO Assembly, which is taking place these days. Marianella Kloka, from Pressenza’s Greek desk, which has been following this issue closely,…

María de Quesada: “Journalists should be agents of suicide prevention”

By Diego Villagraz, thanatologist and social worker. María de Quesada, journalist and head of the project “The yellow girl. Suicide narratives from love”. REHUNO: How did this project start? María de Quesada: The project emerges from my own personal experience,…

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