The Magic of Mali’s Digital Pharmaceutical Registry

By UNCTAD GENEVA | 10 February 2024 (IDN) — A digital transformation supported by UNCTAD in the West African nation’s pharmaceutical industry is paving the way for quicker import and distribution of life-saving medicines—all online. Imagine living in a country where urgent medical supplies take 18 months to be imported and distributed, putting people’s lives […]

WHO Urges Provision of Life-Saving Health Services for the Most Vulnerable in Sudan

By Jaya Ramachandran GENEVA | 8 February 2024 (IDN) — Nearly ten months since the escalation of the conflict in Sudan in April 2023, the humanitarian situation in the country has deteriorated, resulting in the world’s largest displacement crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on the international community to meet 100% of the […]

Hundreds of Millions of People Will Benefit from Transformed Food Systems

By Jutta Wolf BERLIN | 4 February 2024 (IDN) — Socio-economic benefits of between 5 to 10 trillion USD a year are expected to emerge from the transformation of food systems around the world, says a new global policy report produced by leading economists and scientists of the Food System Economics Commission (FSEC). The current […]

Gaza War: UN Agencies Struggling with Humanitarian and Health Needs

By Jaya Ramachandran GENEVA | 6 January 2024 (IDN) — The UN’s migration agency IOM has launched an urgent appeal for $69 million to support its response to escalating and critical humanitarian needs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and neighbouring countries affected by the ongoing hostilities in Gaza. In a statement on 5 January, […]

New South-South Health Cooperation Initiative Launched Linking Africa and the Caribbean

By WHO Joint Press Release BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, GENEVA | 19 December 2023 (IDN) — The Health Development Partnership for Africa and the Caribbean (HeDPAC), a new initiative to strengthen South-South health cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean, was launched today. The initiative stems from the recognition that the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic fell most […]

Advancing Nuclear Research: Countering Cancer and Climate Change

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) UNITED NATIONS | 30 November 2023 (IDN) — Nuclear research is driving innovation in science, technology, medicine, and clean energy for the benefit of communities around the globe. The Nuclear Technology Review 2022 issued  by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, already underlined that “the use of nuclear […]

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