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Many Health Facilities Lack Sufficient Water, Sanitation Services, Putting Health Workers, Patients At Higher Risk Of Disease, U.N. Report Warns

U.N. News: Water, hygiene woes at health facilities putting lives at risk: U.N. report “Lack of basic water and sanitation services at health facilities has put around 1.8 billion health workers and patients at higher risk of COVID-19 infection and other diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.N. Children’s…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Migration; Food Insecurity; Girls’, Women’s Rights; Mental Health

Africa Report: Africa: Climate change and sustainable development must be a two-way street Oluwaseun Oguntuase, scholar at the Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Lagos State University in Nigeria (12/10). Devex: Opinion: Does Africa need a new narrative on migration? Maureen Achieng, chief of mission of IOM to…

WHO Recognizes Universal Health Coverage Day 2020

WHO: Universal Health Coverage Day 2020 For Universal Health Coverage Day, recognized on Dec. 12, WHO states, “This year’s UHC Day theme reminds us of our most urgent priority: Health for All: Protect Everyone. To end this [COVID-19] crisis and build a safer and healthier future, we must invest in…

Wealthy Nations’ Support For Children Insufficient Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, UNICEF Report Says

U.N. News: Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: U.N. report “The U.N. Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty report issued on Friday. The report shows that of the $14.9 trillion…

U.N. SG Calls On Nations To Fully Fund COVAX To Reduce Vaccine Distribution Inequity, Warns Vaccine Nationalism Spreading ‘With Full Speed’

AP: U.N. chief warns ‘vaccine nationalism’ is moving at full speed “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that ‘vaccine nationalism’ is moving ‘at full speed,’ leaving poor people around the globe watching preparations for inoculations against the coronavirus in some rich nations and wondering if and when they will be vaccinated.…

80M People Displaced Globally In 2020, Reaching Record Level, U.N. Says

Al Jazeera: More uprooted, fewer return, pushing forcibly displaced above 80 million “Despite calls for ceasefires and compassion amid the coronavirus pandemic, violence and persecution have continued to force people from their homes, with record numbers now displaced, says the United Nations. By the end of 2019, 79.5 million people…

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