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Who benefits from false climate solutions?

by Karin Nansen Montevideo – In a recent special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that addressing climate change will require fundamental changes to the way we manage forests and farmland. The data are new, but the underlying conclusion isn’t: for over a decade, scientists, environmentalists, and civil society organizations have been warning that our prevailing – ... Read More »

Who killed the wandering rhino in Assam?

by Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya on 9 September 2019 • In February 2018, a greater one-horned rhino wandered from India’s Orang National Park into the nearby Burachapori-Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary. • In September 2018, officials lost track of the rhino. In June 2019, the rhino’s buried remains, and a bullet, were discovered close to a guard camp in Burachapori-Laokhowa. • Mongabay investigates ... Read More »

Dengue in Bangladesh alarming, not out of control: WHO

Dhaka, July 20 (UNB) – Claiming that the dengue prevalence in Bangladesh is under control compared to other countries like the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon urged city dwellers to remain alert and not to be panicked. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting with a four-member delegation of ... Read More »

WHO warns of too sugary baby foods

Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines today to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary between November 2017 and January 2018. “In around half of products examined… more ... Read More »

WHO asked to report on current pathogen-sharing modalities

London 10 June (TWN): In considering the public health implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing related to genetic resources, the first step should be to unpack the current modalities for pathogen sharing under the World Health Organization’s stewardship. Several Member States stressed this during the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) that met from ... Read More »

WHO restructuring fails to take non-state actors on board

New Delhi, 24 April (KM Gopakumar): The recent restructuring of the World Health Organization (WHO) hierarchy fails to address conflict of interest in the implementation of the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). WHO announced its new structure on 6 March 2019 that has four pillars viz. Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Emergencies, External Relations and Governance and Business Operations. ... Read More »

WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions

Dhaka, April 17 (UNB)- World Health Organization(WHO) on Wednesday released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. WHO Director-General DrTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health, keep the world ... Read More »

WHO recommends oral regimes to treat (MDR) drug resistant-TB

WHO has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which recommends shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB. This new treatment course is more effective and is less likely to provoke adverse side-effects. The recommendations are part of a larger package of actions designed to help countries increase the pace of progress to end ... Read More »

Govt initiates move to make lists of Razakars, Al’Badrs

Dhaka, March 25 – Forty-eight years after the independence, the government has taken an attempt to make a “comprehensive list” of anti-Liberation War elements, Razakars and Al-Badr. On an earlier occasion, a number of such lists were prepared by the successive governments but none had taken any attempt to prepare a “district wise” comprehensive list. Sources in the Ministry of ... Read More »

Who votes for the Oscars, how does it work?

The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune on Sunday. To watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees — and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look ... Read More »