Archive for January 1st, 2020

01/01/2020

New Year’s Day a Reminder of Need for Action to Prevent Newborn Deaths: UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

31 December 2019 (UN News)*The world will welcome more than 392,000 babies on New Year’s Day, according to estimates from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 

UNICEF/Zehbrauskas | A man cries with laughter as he holds his newborn baby, born a few moments before at Lerdsin Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
01/01/2020

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife Highlights ‘Backbone’ of Health Systems

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1 January 2020 (UN News)*The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

UNICEF/Vishwanathan | An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife performs critical ante-natal services in Shrawasti, India.
01/01/2020

Reserve Your Seat, the Greenpeace Film Festival Is Back!

1 January 2020 (Greenpeace International)* — Reserve your evenings and get the popcorn ready. The Greenpeace film festival is back.
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01/01/2020

Natural Weapons Put Malaria on Notice: Eco-Friendly Insecticides in eSwatini

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NAIROBI (UN Environment)*Living atop a hill in Malindza, a tiny county in eSwatini’s lush east, 56-year-old Ntombi Ndzimandze is the matriarch of her household of 11 women and children.

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Photo by Irene Galan / UN Environment

At the beginning of the year, two of Ndzimandze’s grandchildren were bitten by Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes, one of the key vectors of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The children showed all the usual symptoms of the disease, but when Ndzimandze brought them to the closest clinic they were misdiagnosed.

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01/01/2020

The Answer Is in Nature

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Nature-based solutions can protect our natural resources and provide a sustainable pathway to food security

UnknownNature-based solutions can help address the planet’s water challenges and unearth sustainable alternatives to producing our food. ©Shutterstock.com/M2020

ROME (FAO)* — Multiple stresses on our natural resources are making it harder and harder to produce our food. Farmers and food producers are having to contend with a climate that is becoming more unpredictable by the day, along with the consequences it brings such as water scarcity and soil degradation, just to name a few.

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01/01/2020

What If Gay Sex Caused Malware?

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By Fernando Velázquez*

1 January 2020 (Wall Street International)* —  “Security starts and relies with people” end of the story. After 10 years in IT Security, I’ve learned that security problems typically start with people, and almost nobody outside the traditional group of expertise seems to care about it.

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