Search: World Health Organization (4 materials)

The smog of war

... – will account for just over 40%.” But it is the major economies who are stuck paying the full tab. Here is a list of the world's "Top 20 Most Polluted Cities" courtesy of The World Economic Forum and the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). . Delhi, India wins hands down as is the world's most polluted city. It has twice as much pollution as Beijing, the capital of China, which is not even on the list. In fact, as much as western media focuses on ...

23.01.2016

Disease and Diplomacy. Tuberculosis as a political weapon.

Last year 9 million people contracted tuberculosis and 1.5 million died from the disease. That's bad news for the public health infrastructures of the BRICS, who account for nearly half the TB cases worldwide. At the same time, however, non government actors with global political agendas, including philanthropies, the pharmaceutical industry and speculators, seek to disrupt government funded “social net” public health programs. Events running concurrent with BRICS gatherings like...

20.12.2014

Diplomacy and hegemony in the “Horn of Africa”

In what is being branded as an effort to provide palliative assistance to reduce hunger and boost democracy building living standards Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank and Ban Ki Moon, secretary general of the United Nations, have launched a plan that expands the strategically significant “Horn of Africa” to encompass 18 percent of the total continent. Their recent trip to Addis Ababa and Mogadishu to buzz up the project was reported with optimism by major western media and...

17.11.2014

From Das Kapital To Human Capital... Cuba's Doctor Diplomacy Pays Big Dividends For Now

Food security, energy security and environmental security are major policy concerns for nations, international organizations and ordinary people. Now, the World Health Organization has added a new numb to the sum of all fears. A shortage of 4.3 million doctors, nurses and technicians. Call it health care security. From Human Condition To Human Attrition There was a time when the quest to combat illness ...

01.10.2013

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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