Health Adolescent Pregnancy Developing Countries Childbearing

‘World is failing adolescent girls’ warns UNFPA chief, as report shows third of women in developing countries give birth in teen years

Nearly a third of all women in developing countries, start having children at the age of 19 or younger, and nearly half of first births to adolescents, are to children or girls aged 17 or under, new research released on Tuesday by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, reveals.
From UN News on July 5, 2022
Health People Living with HIV/AIDS Shortage Of Drugs HIV Treatment

‘This is hell,’ say HIV patients as government body stops supply of life-saving drug

The National AIDS Control Organisation has passed the buck to state governments, many of which are unable to procure Dolutegravir and other crucial drugs.
By Tabassum Barnagarwala for on June 28, 2022
Health People Living with HIV/AIDS Shortage Of Drugs Multidrug Resistant

‘Playing with the lives of HIV patients’: Drug shortages force many to change medication regime

Taking available medicines instead of what has been prescribed could lead to drug resistance and even death.
By Tabassum Barnagarwala for on July 1, 2022
Health Cancer Care Cancer Health Inequalities

Cancer Care Is Improving – But at Different Rates for Different People in India

The progression-free survival of a certain type of lung cancer among participants of an Indian study was found to be 12.1 months shorter than that among those in a US study.
By Parth Sharma, Siddhesh Zadey for The Wire on June 20, 2022
Health Mental Disorders Mental Health Mental Health Crisis

Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.
From UN News on June 17, 2022
Health Vaccine Access COVID-19 Vaccination COVID-19

COVID vaccines: Why we must succeed in every country

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and vaccines remain our most important tool for helping every country overcome it and get on the path to recovery.
By Axel van Trotsenburg for The World Bank on June 2, 2022
Health Mental Health Mental Healthcare Mental Health Support

WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care

Report urges mental health decision makers and advocates to step up commitment and action to change attitudes, actions and approaches to mental health, its determinants and mental health care.
From World Health Organization on June 17, 2022
Health Mental Health Climate Change Climate Action

Why mental health is a priority for action on climate change

Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference.
From World Health Organization on June 3, 2022
Health Air Pollution Health Hazard Life Expectancy

Dirty air could shave five years off people’s lives in south Asia

People living in south Asia could lose about five years of their lives on average unless air quality improves to WHO-prescribed levels, according to a new assessment.
By Ranjit Devraj for Quartz on June 17, 2022
Health Mental Health Mental Health Ailments Mental Disorders

1 in 8 people globally live with mental disorder: WHO

About one in eight people in the world live with a mental disorder, said the WHO in a landmark report released on Friday calling for urgent action on transforming mental healthcare
From Business Standard on June 17, 2022