Answering the Challenges Posed by Antimicrobial Resistance — Global Issues

We are failing to take antimicrobial resistance seriously, perhaps because it is not glamorous and relatable. Credit: Bigstock. Opinion Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Inter Press Service Sep 21 (IPS) – Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most…

New UN guide helps support perinatal mental healthcare in ‘stigma-free’ environment — Global Issues

Life-altering moments like pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood can be stressful for women and their partners, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 🤰🏻 Pregnancy🤱🏾 Birth👩‍👧 Early parenthood These life altering moments can be stressful for women & their partners and might impact their #MentalHealth. 🆕 WHO guide supports maternal…

Lets Fight for What Counts to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — Global Issues

Opinion by Winnie Byanyima (geneva) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Sep 15 (IPS) – Next week, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly, President Biden hosts a financing summit in New York of such importance that it will determine if millions of people live, will shape the world…

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight: WHO — Global Issues

“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists during his regular weekly press conference. The UN health agency’s Director-General explained however, that the world is “not there yet”. Finish line in sight “A marathon runner does not stop when the finish…

Cholera outbreak is ‘serious threat’ to whole Middle East — Global Issues

Imran Riza, who is also Resident Coordinator, said in a statement that “swift and urgent action is needed to prevent further illness and death. UN agencies and non-governmental organizations partners are coordinating closely with health authorities to ensure a timely and effective response.” The outbreak was declared on 10 September…

United We Stand to Achieve Sustainable Development — Global Issues

Opinion by Siddharth Chatterjee, Deepali Khanna (bangkok / beijing) Monday, September 12, 2022 Inter Press Service BANGKOK / BEIJING, Sep 12 (IPS) – The world today faces a future that is in peril. Our challenges have become more complex and interconnected, as we see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an…

As New Covid Boosters Move Forward, Better Outreach is Needed to Save US Lives — Global Issues

Opinion by Lily Meyersohn (new york) Friday, September 09, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) – This week––nearly ten months after the emergence of the Omicron variant––the United States is rolling out Covid-19 booster vaccines that specifically target newer, now-dominant strains of the virus. The Centers for Disease…

Inequitable Global Health Responses Underscore Need for More Self-Sufficiency in Developing Countries — Global Issues

A medical officer preparing to give a COVID-19 vaccine in Somalia in May 2021. Credit: Mokhtar Mohamed/AMISOM by Juliet Morrison (united nations) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) – With the outbreak of Monkeypox in non-endemic countries leading to a scramble for vaccines, global health…

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Cancer in young adults is rising — is a ‘westernized’ lifestyle to blame?

The cancer age gap is closing — to the detriment of younger generations. A new study has shown that young, ordinarily healthy adults are being diagnosed with cancer at worrying rates. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital saw that more and more people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed…

Eight International Development Priorities for the new UK Prime Minister — Global Issues

Opinion by Melissa Leach (brighton, uk) Tuesday, September 06, 2022 Inter Press Service BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 06 (IPS) – The UK’s new Prime Minister (and former Foreign Secretary), Liz Truss, enters Downing Street with a full and urgent in-tray, dominated by the highest inflation rate for 40 years and concerns across…