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Syria condemns US attacks on health sector

Syria claims that economic recovery and improvements to public service delivery have been hindered by unilateral sanctions and military occupation imposed by the US and its allies

‘Loss and Damage’ is officially on the agenda as COP27 kicks off in Egypt

After a years-long push by the global South, the UN climate conference will discuss funding for loss and damage related to the climate crisis. Over a 100 heads of state are set to address the summit being held in the wake of severe climate disasters from Pakistan to Somalia

“Particulate matter can contribute to increase in anemia among women of reproductive age in India”

A study has found that the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age may increase with long-term exposure to Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, a type of air pollutant

monkey pox Monkeypox emerges as a concern

The rare viral disease’s spread in different populations outside Africa has alarmed scientists and investigations are on to ascertain the reasosns

David Sanders on being a health activist

David Sanders talks about his life as a health activist, the role of Primary Health Care for the Health for All agenda, and how neoliberalism obstructs possible advances in global health

New research used bacteria to turn carbon waste into widely-used chemicals

Researchers from Northwestern University and Lanza Tech have used bacteria to break down waste carbon dioxide to make useful industrial products. The findings were published in Nature Biotechnology on February 21

In year 3 of the pandemic, the challenges facing WHO are in plain sight

Gargeya Telakapalli of People’s Health Movement analyzes what the recent Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organization tells us about its future and our handling of the pandemic

18 countries issue call for defense of UN charter

The first ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Many of the members are targets of unilateral sanctions by the US and the European Union

241 million vaccine doses to go to waste if not redistributed immediately

G7 countries will have 1.2 billion vaccines available for donation by the end of 2021 even after maintaining booster shot campaigns for all adults

Can poor countries succeed in vaccinating their population?

Public outcry in South Africa helped force Johnson & Johnson to retain the vaccines produced in the country for domestic use instead of being shipped to Europe. The Indian civil society has initiated a similar effort as the Global South looks for alternatives

Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel

In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities

As World Health Assembly starts, solidarity is missing from the agenda

The 74th World Health Assembly that began on Monday will have to deal with a host of challenges at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities in every aspect of health across the globe