July 21, 2017

Category Archives: Current Issues

“Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis

“Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) – Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency.Read the full story, ““Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

The High Cost of Ageing

The High Cost of Ageing

Jun 23 (IPS) – Evidence shows that health systems must be recast to accommodate the needs of chronic disease prevention.Read the full story, “The High Cost of Ageing”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Working Toward a World Without Parkinson’s Disease

Working Toward a World Without Parkinson’s Disease

NEW YORK, Jun 27 (IPS) – As one expert recently noted, if Parkinson’s were an infectious disease, we would call it an epidemic. Worldwide, 10 million people live with Parkinson’s disease, a number expected to double in the next 20 years. While there is no cure for Parkinson’s and no proven way to slow its progression, there is new reason to hope for a world without Parkinson’s.Read the full story, “Working Toward a World Without Parkinson’s Disease”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

More Bang for Your Buck: Saving Lives by Investing in the Poorest

More Bang for Your Buck: Saving Lives by Investing in the Poorest

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 (IPS) – Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency’s analysis.Read the full story, “More Bang for Your Buck: Saving Lives by Investing in the Poorest”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Child Labor in the Arab Region Does Not Belong to the 21st Century

Child Labor in the Arab Region Does Not Belong to the 21st Century

GENEVA, Jun 12 (IPS) – Today marks the 2017 World Day against Child Labor to reaffirm the goal to eliminate all forms of child labor. This year’s annual theme highlights a subject that is often neglected, namely the importance of addressing child labor in conflict areas and in disaster settings.Read the full story, “Child Labor in the Arab Region Does Not Belong to the 21st Century”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Migrant Workers Pour Trillions into World Economy

Migrant Workers Pour Trillions into World Economy

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) – A new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says the flow of money from migrants—commonly located in developed countries—to their families in lower income countries has doubled over the last decade.Read the full story, “Migrant Workers Pour Trillions into World Economy”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities at Workplaces

Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities at Workplaces

ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) – Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly 5.8 trillion dollars into the global economy and boost tax revenues, according to a United Nations, ahead of the UN Labour Organization’s Summit on “A better future for women at work” on June 15.Read the full story, “Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities at Workplaces”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19 (IPS) – Every year, one million Kenyans are driven below the poverty line by healthcare-related expenditures. Poverty predisposes them to disease and slows all aspects of growth in the economy.Read the full story, “Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?

ROME, May 26 (IPS) – Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people.Read the full story, “Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’

Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’

WASHINGTON DC, May 26 (IPS) – As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency. If the international community pulls together this year to incorporate proven solutions such as biofortifying crops into the UN framework for sustainable development, we could reduce malnutrition on a truly global scale.Read the full story, “Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading