Health

06.04.2015

A Few Things You May Not Know about Small Island Developing States

A Few Things You May Not Know about Small Island Developing States

Human Wrongs Watch A few things you may not know about small island developing States. There are currently 39 small island developing States in three geographic regions: the Caribbean; the Pacific; and Africa, Indian Ocean and South China Sea.* These small islands have a combined population of 63.2 million… »

28.03.2015

A Home for Mercy

A Home for Mercy

Human Wrongs Watch ‘When last we met Mercy, she was arriving in her foster home, the child of a woman who had died of Ebola infection. See how Mercy’s getting on, in school for the first time, a child embraced by a family joined by love, if not blood.'(… »

23.03.2015

A Drop of Water Is Flexible. A Drop of Water Is Powerful. A Drop of Water Is in Demand

A Drop of Water Is Flexible. A Drop of Water Is Powerful. A Drop of Water Is in Demand

Human Wrongs Watch 22 March 2015, World Water Day* — The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for… »

21.03.2015

No-Muos, not ‘no justice’

No-Muos, not ‘no justice’

The Regional Administrative Court of Palermo has rejected an appeal of the Defense Ministry and to the contrary has accepted an appeal filed by the Italian Environment League and the No-Muos Committee, ruling that the Muos Satellite Facilities of the U.S. Navy are  illegal. The big radar antennas have been… »

18.03.2015

‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children – New UN Report

‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children – New UN Report

Human Wrongs Watch Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released on 17 March 2015. UNICEF said the… »

28.02.2015

UK: Save Our National Health Service

UK: Save Our National Health Service

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham today accused the government of plans to “open up the NHS to private bidders across Europe”, after it was revealed that any NHS contract over £625,000 will now be put out to tender. The changes were put out on February 6th as MPs headed away… »

15.02.2015

World Day to Combat Desertification 2015: ‘No such thing as a free lunch…’

World Day to Combat Desertification 2015: ‘No such thing as a free lunch…’

Human Wrongs Watch The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus this year is “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”* With the slogan, ‘No such thing as a free lunch. Invest in healthy soil’, the 2015… »

14.02.2015

UK, Do not believe the false reassurance about NHS privatisation

By JACKY DAVIS 12 February 2015 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS Even as they belatedly criticise the government’s health ‘reforms’, think tanks like the Kings Fund are making one fundamental error. The Kings Fund has at last criticised the government’s NHS ‘reforms’ as costly and ‘damaging’ to the NHS. »

14.02.2015

Yemen: 900,000 Children Malnourished

Yemen: 900,000 Children Malnourished

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva — The political and economic crisis engulfing Yemen is having a dangerous impact on the country’s youths, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on , 13 February 2015 said as it warned that increasing numbers of children are suffering from malnourishment while fewer are attending… »

09.02.2015

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

World Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Human Wrongs Watch On the International Day , marked every year on 6 February, and this year focused on ending the ‘medicalization’ of the procedure, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on health workers around the world to eliminate what he called a ‘deeply harmful’ practice.  “Change is coming… »

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