Destruction of Ukraine’s Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law — Global Issues

On March 6, 2022, Izyum Central City Hospital (Kharkiv oblast) was attacked as a part of what appears to have been a large-scale carpet-bombing campaign. Reportedly, the hospital team had also marked the hospital with a big red cross that could be seen from the air. Credit: UHC by Ed…

New Business Technology Transfer Provides Benefits for African Pharmaceutical Industry — Global Issues

The African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation will be hosted by Rwanda. It is part of the African Development Bank’s commitment to spend at least USD 3 billion over the next ten years to support Africa’s pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing sector. Medical and pharmaceutical experts pose for a group photo with their…

How Innovative Farming Rescues Crises-Stricken Farmers in This Indian Village — Global Issues

Farmers inthe southern state of Karnataka, India, during training sessions for multi-cropfarming. The techniques have meant survival in the face of uncertain weathercaused by climate change. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPS by Umar Manzoor Shah (karnataka, india) Thursday, January 19, 2023 Inter Press Service KARNATAKA, INDIA, Jan 19 (IPS) – The South Indian…

Pakistans 10 Billion Dollar Flood Funding Question — Global Issues

A father and son remove their belonging from their flooded home in Taluka, Shujabad, District Mirpurkhas. Credit: RDF by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Jan 18 (IPS) – Experts question Pakistan’s 10bn USD funding for flood rehabilitation, asking if it wouldn’t have been better to…

Pakistani Flood Survivors Welcome Funding, But Demand Immediate Disbursement — Global Issues

Flood victims in Pakistan would like to see the funding received for Pakistan’s recovery disbursed to them urgently. Many still live in temporary accommodation after they lost their homes and family in the 2022 floods. – Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Ashfaq Yusufzai (peshawar) Friday, January 13, 2023 Inter Press Service PESHAWAR,…

Malawi Suffers Worst Cholera Outbreak in Decades — Global Issues

Cholera ward in a health centre in Blantyre. Malawi has experienced a massive rise in cholera in the past year. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPS by Charles Mpaka (blantyre) Monday, January 09, 2023 Inter Press Service BLANTYRE, Jan 09 (IPS) – On March 3, 2022, Malawi declared a cholera outbreak after a district…

African Parliamentarians Strongly Committed to Population and Development — Global Issues

APDA organizes regular conferences bringing together various parliamentarians from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe to address critical issues on population and development – including youth employment and other issues arising from ICPD25 take center stage. Here Bridget Bedu takes a test in computational electronics as her daughter Giovana plays…

European Energy Crisis Hits Roma Populations Hard — Global Issues

Roma community protest in the Serbian city of Nis after dozens of families in a settlement in the city had their electricity cut off. Credit: Opre Roma Srbija by Ed Holt (bratislava) Thursday, January 05, 2023 Inter Press Service BRATISLAVA, Jan 05 (IPS) – As European households brace for energy shortages…

Africas Maternal Deaths Need Urgent Action to Meet SDG Goals — Global Issues

Africa needs to urgently invest in health programmes to reduce maternal deaths, which is more than five times above the 2030 SDG target of fewer than 70 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births. Measures include ensuring women access to skilled birth attendants. Credit: Ernest Ankomah/IPS by Francis Kokutse (accra) Tuesday,…