Health

21.08.2016

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

By Phoebe Braithwaite NEW YORK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Update: On Thursday 18 August the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et. »

10.08.2016

Junior doctors fight on in court – but where is Theresa May?

Junior doctors fight on in court – but where is Theresa May?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt looks set to face a High Court challenge by junior doctors over his imposition of their contracts, which they say will damage health professionals and the NHS itself. By Tommy Greene 10 August 2016 for openDemocracy The government faces… »

09.08.2016

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM, Underage Marriage

Human Wrongs Watch By Desmond Latham* JOHANNESBURG, 6 August, 2016 (IPS) – After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this… »

28.07.2016

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

FOCUS ON AFRICA Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners… »

12.07.2016

Labour MP brings bill to Parliament to stop NHS privatisation

Labour MP brings bill to Parliament to stop NHS privatisation

The NHS Bill – designed by NHS experts to rescue the NHS, and overwhelmingly backed by NHS campaigners – is back in parliament next week. Will MPs back it? By Caroline Molloy 8 July 2016 for ourNHS, openDemocracy “The NHS was 68 years… »

05.07.2016

The Dutch & pharma policy: a groundbreaking Presidency

The Dutch & pharma policy: a groundbreaking Presidency

By Yannis Natsis, Policy Coordinator for Universal Access & Affordable Medicines @ynatsis Original article at epha, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines | Blog The Netherlands’ Presidency of the European Council proved to be far from quiet in relation to pharmaceutical affairs. June 17 was… »

23.06.2016

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Human Wrongs Watch By Graham J. Dwyer* MANILA, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – Asia’s economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the… »

19.06.2016

Protesting ‘shameful’ refugee policies, Doctors Without Borders rejects EU funds

“Once again, Europe’s main focus is not on how well people will be protected, but on how efficiently they are kept away.” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced Friday that it will… »

07.06.2016

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

04.06.2016

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

The following is an interview with Fadumo Korn, chairwoman of the association Nala e.V., an interpreter in Munich, Germany and author of the brave book entitled “Geboren im großen Regen” (Born in the big rain). As a victim of FGM, she described her experience as the absolutely worst thing… »

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