Health

22.12.2015

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Forward-looking reflections In this last issue, we look back on what we have learned in 2015 and can take with us in the new year. CEO Patrick Moriarty reflects on the new Global Goals and climate change. Senior sanitation specialist Erick Baetings shares his insights on urban sanitation, organisational capacities… »

18.12.2015

Every Two Seconds, a Baby Is Born in a Conflict Zone – “Can There Be a Worse Start in Life?”

Every Two Seconds, a Baby Is Born in a Conflict Zone – “Can There Be a Worse Start in Life?”

Human Wrongs Watch More than 16 million babies in 2015 were born in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen or on perilous journeys to escape fighting, which translates to 1 in 8 of all births worldwide, or one newborn every two… »

15.12.2015

Was it missed in the Paris Climate Talks? Pollution and Health

Was it missed in the Paris Climate Talks? Pollution and Health

So the triumphalism of the Paris Climate change talks seemed contagious and timely. But there were criticisms. Not enough money. Too voluntary, not really binding. And so on. Here is another: Pollution and Health Carbon capture does not address cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,… »

10.12.2015

Governor Inslee can end fluoridation in Washington with the stroke of his pen

Governor Inslee can end fluoridation in Washington with the stroke of his pen

From: JAMES ROBERT DEAL ATTORNEY PLLC To:  Governor Jay Inslee, PO Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002, 360-753-4110 fax, 360-902-4111 telephone Dear Governor Inslee, On September 3, 2015, I submitted a Petition for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a State Administrative Rule to the Board of Health. My petition and proposed… »

05.12.2015

WHO calls in Paris for a Climate Agreement that benefits Health

WHO calls in Paris for a Climate Agreement that benefits Health

Paris, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) called on the UN conference on climate for achieving a new binding climate agreement that takes into account among its purposes, the benefits to global public health. Representatives and experts from the WHO offered at the Le Bourget Exhibition Center,… »

03.12.2015

Vaccines: the inside story

Vaccines: the inside story

Dear Parents You Are Being Lied To: You Won’t Hear This From The Mainstream Media “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this… »

02.12.2015

South Africa and Aids-HIV: public health sector rolling out free ARVS

South Africa and Aids-HIV: public health sector rolling out free ARVS

South Africa- 1 December is World Aids day. As a result of such days emphasising the problem and the ensuing campaigns that are related to the issue South Africa has come a long way regarding this struggle and the fight against Hiv/Aids. Ever since the first case, said to have been… »

13.11.2015

Turkish hospitals are being converted into war zones

Turkish hospitals are being converted into war zones

IPPNW Vice-President Dr. Angelika Claussen reports from Turkey. With elections approaching, a 15-member delegation including politicians, journalists, doctors, human rights campaigners and trade-union officials from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands visited the cities Diyarbarkir, Cizre, Nusaybin, Silvan and Mardin in Turkey. They were invited by the peace block of Turkey,… »

10.11.2015

Case report: a debilitating case of austeritis in a 67 year-old institution

Case report: a debilitating case of austeritis in a 67 year-old institution

By Ben Bouquet 28 October 2015, for OpenDemocracy: Our NHS [UK’s National Health Service] The NHS is under attack from its own malfunctioning defence systems misguided by ideological pathogens. We need to change the treatment. I would like to bring your attention to… »

31.10.2015

Russia’s entry into Syria worsens killings of medical workers on war’s front lines

Russia’s entry into Syria worsens killings of medical workers on war’s front lines

As global talks on Syria take place in Vienna, we look at the dangers to medical workers on the front lines of the world’s deadliest conflict. Nearly 700 medical personnel have been killed in Syria since the war erupted in March 2011. The group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)… »

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