Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Nigeria: Activists Dance in Demand for Female Condom

Chukwudi Nweje – ALLAfrica via Daily Independent  – Tuesday September, 23, 2014 (originally published 22 Sept) Women’s reproductive health rights are a subject not many people want to discuss. For cultural and religious reasons, the topic is often treated as a taboo and not to be spoken about not even by the women. However, it […]

Health workers worldwide face increasing dangers

Health workers worldwide face increasing dangers

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Health workers are frequently becoming targets in countries undergoing conflict or civil unrest. A new report says since 2012, hundreds have been attacked in dozens of countries.Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition jointly issued the report called Under […]

Improving the developing world through technology & scholarship enhanced education

Improving the developing world through technology & scholarship enhanced education

Tom Pietrasik – WNN Learning! (WNN/SM/SciDev) Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Education technology tailored to individual students’ knowledge levels could play a key role in improving the quality of education in the developing world, but key challenges remain, a study has found. Researchers from the United States analyzed the cost-effectiveness of programs designed to improve […]

Further medical progress needed to battle aggressive MDR – Tuberculosis

Further medical progress needed to battle aggressive MDR – Tuberculosis

WNN Improve It (WNN/AlertNet) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: On World TB Day, WHO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Stop TB Partnership are calling on world leaders to step up their commitment and contributions to meet the goal of diagnosing and treating one million people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) between 2011 […]

Environmental risks contribute to 28 percent of Africa’s diseases

Environmental risks contribute to 28 percent of Africa’s diseases

WNN Earth Watch – Africa (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Unless Africa’s leaders prioritize environmental and health issues, and prevent the degradation of health-promoting food and medicinal plants, people’s health and productivity will continue to suffer, warns a new report released this week by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “Africa’s population is growing […]

INDIA: Unneeded surgeries for women expose nationwide corruption

INDIA: Unneeded surgeries for women expose nationwide corruption

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features (WNN) Raipur, State of Chhattisgarh, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Long range investigations into a stark and disturbing trend in medical corruption is continuing in Central India. In the Hasda village of Raipur District in India’s State of Chhattisgarh, women are being subjected to deceit and physical loss. These loses have not […]