More than 300 health facilities have been destroyed or flooded in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Freddy, WHO estimates. That has left hundreds of communities without adequate access to health services even as the cyclone’s double whammy of devastation has raised public health risks including the increased spread of cholera, […] Continue reading ->
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people living with cancer, heart diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) experienced difficulties in accessing their routine medicines, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday. While 21% of WHO member states reported stockouts of the five many medicines for people with […] Continue reading ->
“We are draining humanity’s lifeblood through vampiric overconsumption and unsustainable use and evaporating it through global heating,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the start of the UN 2023 Water Conference. which also coincided with World Water Day. At the conference, national governments and stakeholders from all levels of society will collaborate to make voluntary […] Continue reading ->
The worsening drought in Somalia is likely to have caused 43,000 excess deaths in 2022, of which around 21,500 are children under the age of five, according to a new report released on Monday. “We are racing against time to prevent deaths and save lives that are avoidable. We have seen, deaths and diseases thrive […] Continue reading ->
The US and Australia lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions on Chinese travellers last Friday and Saturday respectively, effectively acknowledging that the world’s biggest pandemic outbreak is over. Until the weekend, Chinese citizens had to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery to enter either country. In late January, the Chinese government reported that 80% […] Continue reading ->