Global health

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‘You shouldn’t work if your kidneys are failing – but people can’t afford not to’
Global heating is having a deadly impact on Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers, who toil in temperatures of up to 45C

Joe Parkin Daniels

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Afghanistan to restart polio vaccination programme with Taliban support
The WHO and Unicef campaign will restart after three years, and the hardliners say they will assist and allow frontline female staff

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic
At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19

John Vidal

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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WHO endorses use of world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa
World Health Organization’s director general hails ‘historic day’ in fight against parasitic disease

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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US to donate an additional 500m Covid vaccines to poorer countries, says Biden
US president outlines plan at Covid summit, bringing America’s global donation to over 1.1bn doses amid backlash over boosters

David Smith in Washington

22, Sep, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef
Climate crisis, conflict and Covid stunting progress on nutrition, UN says on eve of food security summit

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Suicide still treated as a crime in at least 20 countries, report finds
One in every 100 deaths is a suicide: campaigners say criminalisation deters people seeking the help they need

Sarah Johnson

09, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘Hunger was something we read about’: lockdown leaves Vietnam’s poor without food
Vietnam was a Covid success story but the latest lockdown, with people unable to leave the house even for food, is leaving tens of thousands hungry

Sarah Johnson and Nhung Nguyen

08, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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From vaccine mandates to a chatting ban: how schools in the Asia Pacific are managing Delta
Some schools remain shut amid outbreaks of the highly infectious Delta variant while others push to keep classrooms open

Guardian staff

02, Sep, 2021 @1:26 AM

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Make historic campaign to ban leaded petrol ‘blueprint to phase out coal’, says UN
Hailing end to toxic fuel additive, Guterres says same commitment is needed to eliminate other pollutants

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

01, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Children return to school in Jakarta as Indonesia eases Covid restrictions
After 18 months of remote learning, some students will re-enter classrooms as the capital sees a fall in coronavirus infections

Gemma Holliani Cahya

30, Aug, 2021 @4:16 AM

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For most of the world, the pandemic is not over | Devi Sridhar
Poorer countries need to be able to produce their own vaccines. Until that happens, they will be left behind, says Devi Sridhar of Edinburgh University

Devi Sridhar

29, Aug, 2021 @2:01 PM

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