Health

Brazil: the impacts of wildcat mining for women

Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination By Martha Raquel Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and…

EU ready to ‘discuss’ coronavirus vaccine patent waivers

Ursula von der Leyen has said the bloc is ready to hold talks over a US-backed proposal to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines. The Commission had been resisting such calls for months. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said…

Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Vaccine Manufacturing

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today released a statement announcing the Biden-Harris Administration’s support for waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary…

Two classes of trans kids are emerging – those who have access to puberty blockers, and those who don’t

For people who have never thought about it before, it might sound reasonable to require trans kids to wait until they’re adults before they can receive certain forms of care known as gender-affirming treatment – which is what legislation that…

The devastating impact of the pandemic on media, deplorable situation in India

by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 30 April 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the media, the Switzerland-based media rights and safety body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) lamented last Friday in preparation for World Press Freedom Day on 3…

Fukushima radioactive water dump plan disregards lives of marine animals

By Linda Pentz Gunter for Beyond Nuclear International. Many years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I was a reporter on the tennis beat, walking through an airport with Martina Navratilova. The aroma of hot dogs wafted around, the…

Future Challenges in Health

The future has always been an unknown that is difficult to unravel and has generated different feelings depending on the present state of those who wonder about it. By Jorge Pompei Thus, with regard to health, some see an irreversible…

How India Has Creatively Turned Social Media Into a COVID-19 Helpline to Battle the Pandemic

But Modi’s government is suppressing the effort in an attempt to cover up its failure to prevent the crisis. By Ruhi Bhasin Death, sickness, and helplessness have become the “new normal” that Indians are being forced to live with as…

Urgent call to three rich Asian country governments – Japan, South Korea and Singapore to stop opposing TRIPS waiver at WTO

The Peoples Vaccine Alliance (PVA) in Asia is calling on Japan, Singapore and South Korea to take action on the voices of citizens across Asia and the global South by supporting the ‘temporary TRIPS Waiver’ proposal at the WTO’s general…

French group collects funds to support Covid-19 vaccination in Cuba

France Cuba solidarity association on Monday launched a new call to provide funds on French soil to purchase syringes and needles for the Covid-19 vaccination in Cuba. With its call, the association with more than six decades of support to…

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