Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday at a meeting on Robben Island, South Africa, that “was meant to be a symbolic passing of the torch from an older generation of activists to younger people,” called on youth to lead the next generation in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Agence France-Presse reports (5/3).
PEPFAR Annual Meeting:Â The meeting, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week,Â “provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect upon our achievements, work on solutions to solve the latest challenges, and identify the next steps to carry this momentum forward,” and “serves as a testament to the remarkable contributions of…
U.N. Commission Releases Recommendations Aimed At Improving Accountability On Women’s And Children’s Health
The U.N. Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health on Monday concluded a meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and announced a new set of recommendations aimed at improving the accountability of women’s and children’s health programs in the developing world, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports.
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HIV/AIDS Media Trainings In Kuwait, The Gambia The UNDP kicked offÂ a three-day workshop “for representatives of the Kuwaiti media about positively impacting the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS,” Zawya reports.Â “The event, which is being attended by medical professionals and experts, members of the media, and even some clerics who…
HeedÂ Population Dynamics International population dynamics are a “ticking time bomb, which we cannot afford to neglect any longer,” George Tsereteli, president of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, writes in a New Europe opinion piece. “The strain that these burgeoning populations place on all the available natural and…
The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) on Friday said it would begin providing emergency food aid to 3.5 million people in North Korea, Reuters reports (Mackenzie, 4/29).
As many as one billion people could die of smoking-related illnesses this century if efforts to curb the practice are not implemented, a senior U.N. health official warned on Friday, the U.N. News Centre reports.
Preventive measures are the best way to ensure people are protected from hazards in the workplace, U.N. International Labor Union Director-General Juan Somavia said in a message Thursday marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the U.N. News Centre reports.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a “slow-moving catastrophe” that could overwhelm even the richest countries without action to address their underlying causes, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said at the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control in Moscow on Thursday, the U.N. News Centre reports.
Tourism And Poverty Reduction: A Guardian Focus podcast examines whether tourism can promote development (Bunting/Sale/Provost, 4/28). African Nations Rightly Proceed With DDT Plans: “Environmental activists inside and outside UNEP love to hate DDT and will seemingly stop at nothing to ensure it is never produced or used. But there is…