The biggest killers of working people are strokes and heart disease associated with long working hours – over 55 hours a week. This is according to a joint report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO), the first global comparative risk assessment of the work-related burden of disease, which was released […] Continue reading ->
Africa has the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world, yet greater financial resources are needed to ensure that innovation can be implemented to strengthen health systems and the welfare of health workers, said panellists at an innovation award ceremony on Thursday. The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award, co-organised by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical […] Continue reading ->
Countries with high COVID-19 vaccination rates have pre-purchased over two billion excess vaccine doses, limiting the supplies available for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This emerged from a meeting on Thursday between the heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization – the multilateral Task Force – […] Continue reading ->
Twenty multinational meat and dairy conglomerates emit more greenhouse gases than Germany, Britain, or France, according to the Meat Atlas which was launched recently by Friends of the Earth and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung.  A range of health issues associated with meat-heavy diets also require attention in the push toward more sustainable practices, according to […] Continue reading ->
Pressure is mounting on US President Joe Biden to provide global leadership to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in the face of the European Commission’s refusal to support a waiver on intellectual property rights. Biden is expected to host a global leaders’ summit on COVID-19 alongside the United Nations General Assembly next week, and […] Continue reading ->
After months of frustrated efforts to unlock global vaccine supplies for the African continent, WHO and African Union leaders are now pinning their hopes on US President Joe Biden’s reported plan to call heads of state to a “Global Pandemic Summit” on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, which opened today, as a […] Continue reading ->