Daily Archives: May 11, 2015

Paraguay: UN experts deplore Government’s failure to protect 10-yr-old rape survivor

11 May 2015 – The Government of Paraguay has failed in its responsibility to protect a 10-year old sexual abuse survivor and provide her with critical and timely treatments, including a “safe and therapeutic” abortion, a group of United Nations experts said today. The girl’s pregnancy – which came to light in national and international

Florida coastal communities’ infrastructure officials say state government ignores sea level rise

Coastal resilienceFlorida coastal communities’ infrastructure officials say state government ignores sea level rise Published 11 May 2015 Water officials serving communities along Florida’s 1,200-mile coastline say the state government has rejected the scientific consensus on man-made climate change. These officials are worried that unprecedented flood levels will erode their buildings, push seawater into drinking water

In Kenya, human health and livestock health are linked

African public healthIn Kenya, human health and livestock health are linked Published 11 May 2015 It is that 300 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa depend on their livestock as a main source of livelihood and nutrition. If a farmer’s goats, cattle, or sheep are sick in Kenya, how is the health of the farmer?

After Ebola outbreak, expert panel urges ‘unified entity’ within UN health agency for emergency response

11 May 2015 – Independent experts tasked to assess the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa today said “at present, WHO does not have the operational capacity or culture to deliver a full emergency public health response” and urged investments by its member States to make it fit for