September 26, 2017

Category Archives: Current Issues

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

ROME, Jul 21 (IPS) – As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.Read the full story, “Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike

Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike

MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 25 (IPS) – The steep upsurge in mortality and sudden fall in life expectancy in Russia in the early 1990s were the highest ever registered anywhere in recorded human history in the absence of catastrophes, such as wars, plague or famine. The shock economic reforms in the former Soviet economies after 1991 precipitated this unprecedented increase in mortality, shortening life expectancy, especially among middle-aged males.Read the full story, “Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses

UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Read the full story, “UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Will the UN “Leave No One Behind” and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being?

Will the UN “Leave No One Behind” and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being?

NEW YORK, Jul 10 (IPS) – While there has been progress in researching the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people and responding to certain emerging health threats in high-income countries – elsewhere in the world such research is inadequate and incomplete.Read the full story, “Will the UN “Leave No One Behind” and Improve LGBTI Health and Well-Being?”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

For India’s Urban Marginalized, Reproductive Healthcare Still a Distant Dream

For India’s Urban Marginalized, Reproductive Healthcare Still a Distant Dream

CHENNAI/LONDON, Jul 11 (IPS) – In a semi-lit room of a southern Chennai neighborhood, a group of women sit in a circle around a table surrounded by large cardboard boxes of “Nirodh” – India’s most popular condom.Read the full story, “For India’s Urban Marginalized, Reproductive Healthcare Still a Distant Dream”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 (IPS) – The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3 billion people. In 2017 –52 years later– the global population reached a staggering 7.5 billion people corresponding to more than a doubling of the Earth’s residents over the last half-century.Read the full story, “Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future

Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future

LONDON, Jul 17 (IPS) – Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it’s the safest possible option, believes Franklin Paul.Read the full story, “Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

ROME, Jul 19 (IPS) – Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned in a new alert.Read the full story, “East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead”, on globalissues.org →Continue Reading

“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