Countries approve resolution to support access to monkeypox vaccine in the Americas

As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today held a Special Session of the Directing Council to consider a Resolution to address the outbreak, including supporting equitable access to vaccines for at-risk populations in the region.On 23 July 2022, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak, which began in mid-May and has…

New campaign to expose Sudan junta’s violations as over 100 protesters are injured

A new campaign was launched on Sunday to expose human rights violations by the military junta against pro-democracy protests as more than 100 people were injured in the July 31 Marches of the Millions.The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) reported in a statement yesterday that 105 demonstrators sustained injuries during Sunday's marches, which were called for by the Khartoum Resistance Committees and the Forces of Freedom and Change-Central Council…

WHO: People Exposed To or At Risk of Monkeypox Should Be Vaccinated

The World Health Organization is urging people who may have been exposed to or at risk of monkeypox to get vaccinated against the disease as a preventive measure.Since it declared monkeypox a global health threat last week, the WHO says the disease has continued to spread around the world, with cases topping 16,000 in at least 75 countries.The WHO says the outbreak is mainly concentrated among men who have sex…

Arab and Gimir tribes sign reconciliation agreement in West Darfur

On Wednesday, leaders of the Gimir tribe and a number of Arab tribes signed a final reconciliation agreement with the West Darfur government in El Geneina to end the conflicts witnessed in the area of Kulbus, which claimed the lives of more than 125 people and wounded dozens.The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’ Dagalo, Deputy-Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the infamous Rapid Support Forces…

UNODC World Drug Report 2022

Cannabis legalization in parts of the world appears to have accelerated daily use and related health impacts, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s World Drug Report 2022. Released today, the report also details record rises in the manufacturing of cocaine, the expansion of synthetic drugs to new markets, and continued gaps in the availability of drug treatments, especially for women. ?According to the report, around 284…

Hammer-blow: How the conflict in Ukraine will have a catastrophic impact on displaced communities in crises (June 2022)

Tens of millions of displaced women, men, and children in some of the worst global food crises and conflicts in the world are pushed closer to famine due to the conflict in Ukraine, major global food systems disruption, aid diversion, and a reduction in humanitarian funding and assistance.In 2021, levels of hunger surpassed all previous records with close to 193 million people acutely food insecure and in need of urgent…
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