Ending a pregnancy in case of sexual abuse or when the woman’s life is at risk, has been the law of the land since 1940
With rich countries and big pharma companies getting proactive, there is widespread apprehension about access and price of the vaccine for countries that need it most.
The resolution does not reflect the reality of millions of Brazilians; perspectives are bleak with passing of new laws
The WHO, warts and all, still stands for global cooperation and fostering public health policies, and is the only instrument we have for global coordination. It is hated by the right-wing precisely for these reasons.
Kamal Abu Wa’ar, who suffers from throat cancer, was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. He is currently in the Assaf Harofeh medical center and in a critical condition according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society
The airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a house where people had gathered for a celebration led to the death of at least 11 people according to the UN humanitarian coordination office. Houthi sources said the death toll was 24
While in Bolsonaro’s Brazil, the death toll is counted in the thousands, in Argentina Fernández’s administration took drastic, timely measures and seems to have controlled the cases. Prioritizing economy or health, two political approaches that lead to very different outcomes.
Brazilian social leader Jessy Dayane discusses how Bolsonaro’s position on coronavirus has undermined efforts to contain the spread of the virus and has resulted in the unnecessary sacrificing of lives
Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence
A randomised and controlled clinical study conducted in the UK has found that the readily available steroid drug, Dexamethasone, could be a game changer in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients.
President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly refused to follow preventive measures recommended by the WHO
There is a huge lacuna in ensuring adequate compensation for health workers who acquire the illness, despite a broad based demand from the international trade union movement