WORLD ONLY HALFWAY TO MEETING GLOBAL TARGET FOR ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES BY 2025

Thu 30 May 2024: Despite huge strides in coverage, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief said on Monday that only 585 million more people will be covered by essential health services without catastrophic health spending by 2025, putting the UN’s international public health organization only slightly more than halfway toward its goal of 1 billion.  […]

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BIG PHARMA’S FOCUS ON PROFIT IS BEHIND MEDICINE SHORTAGES, SUPERBUG THREAT

Wed 29 May 2024: We cannot navigate the global health crises we are facing under our current profit-oriented medicine development and manufacturing system. What happens when we run out of medicines? Medical authorities around the world are pondering this question as they struggle with shortages of a range of essential medicines amid a global drug […]

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FRENCH PARLIAMENT BEGINS DEBATE ON BILL TO LEGALIZE ‘ASSISTED DYING’

Tue 28 May 2024: The French parliament on Monday began debate on a bill to legalize “assisted dying,” which the health minister says is not euthanasia, according to media reports.  The draft law seeking to legalize “assisted dying” will be debated for two weeks in the lower chamber of parliament, or the National Assembly, with […]

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HALF OUR COLLEAGUES SUFFER PAIN AND DISCOMFORT FROM PERIODS. BUT THEY’RE STILL A TABOO SUBJECT AT WORK

Mon 27 May 2024: Have you ever felt sick at work? Perhaps you had food poisoning or the flu. Your belly hurt, or you felt tired, making it hard to concentrate and be productive. How likely would you be to tell your boss you were unwell and had to go home? While employees would probably tell […]

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UK TO TIGHTEN REGULATIONS ON ALL INDIAN SPICE IMPORTS AMID CONTAMINATION ALLEGATION

Fri 17 May 2024: Britain’s food regulator has imposed additional control measures on all spice imports from India, it announced on Wednesday, Reuters reported. This makes Britain the first country to enhance scrutiny of all Indian spices following contamination allegations against two popular brands, MDH and Everest, which have raised concerns among global food authorities. […]

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO SIGN NHI BILL INTO LAW

Tue 14 May 2024: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to sign the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) into law on Wednesday, 15 May 2024.  According to the Presidency, the move will transform South Africa’s healthcare system and ensure universal coverage for health services. Through this, the country will overcome critical socio-economic imbalances and inequities of the […]

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