Fighting against coronavirus: Conflict and corruption have consumed health care of J&K

Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)  RTI Movement statement on the coronavirus emergency in Kashmir: The COVID –19 Pandemic has created global chaos – and affecting people with no distinctions. Globally, there are 532,692 confirmed cases and 24,075 deaths reported in 176 countries. In J&K 11 cases tested positive, one recovered, and one died, we appreciate the … More Fighting against coronavirus: Conflict and corruption have consumed health care of J&K

Himalaya Niti Abhiyan volunteers services to government to deal with the pandemic situation

A representation by Guman Singh, Coordinator, Himalaya Niti Abhiyan, Himachal Pradesh, and signed by Kulbhushan Upmanyu, Sandeep Minhas, RS Negi, Vishal Deep  and Rajnder Chauhan to the state chief minister regarding the pandemic due to Corona Virus: We the people of Himachal Pradesh welcome the measures undertaken by the state Government to prevent this pandemic. The … More Himalaya Niti Abhiyan volunteers services to government to deal with the pandemic situation

80% of COVID-19 cases in Korea linked to cluster infections, reveal structural inequity

Statement by the People’s Health Movement Korea (PHM Korea), a platform for networking grassroots health activists, civil organizations and researchers in Republic of Korea, on COVID-19 outbreak and responses in South Korea: South Korea (hereafter Korea)’s COVID-19 outbreak and response are still ongoing, and assessment of it is rather hasty. But we share this conditional statement … More 80% of COVID-19 cases in Korea linked to cluster infections, reveal structural inequity

Working from home in the times of Corona… Yeh to hona hi tha. It had to happen

Mohammed Wajihuddin* Yeh to hona hi tha. It had to happen. As the coronavirus crazily bared its fangs to pummel more people sending them to quarantine or isolation centres, some of we journalists anticipated that the pandemic would hit us too. In a different way. Nothing scares journalists more than the fear of getting shut … More Working from home in the times of Corona… Yeh to hona hi tha. It had to happen

Coronavirus outbreak causing people to rethink handshake, seek gestures without touch

By Erika Hughes* “Please refrain from hand shaking,” read a sign at an event in London I recently attended. Despite increasing anxiety about coronavirus, for many of us, it was the first time we had encountered such a request. Underneath the words was a small image of two disembodied hands shaking, surrounded by a red circle … More Coronavirus outbreak causing people to rethink handshake, seek gestures without touch

Over 60% of emerging infectious diseases are caused by non-human, animal sources

By Martien van Nieuwkoop* The World Bank Group last week announced it would make available a package of $12 billion — an unprecedented level of financing to help developing countries and businesses cope with the health and economic impacts caused by COVID-19. Much of that support will naturally be reactive, financing immediate measures designed to strengthen our response … More Over 60% of emerging infectious diseases are caused by non-human, animal sources

True healers? Women have limited choice, are forced to choose nursing as profession

By Sheshu Babu* In big hospitals – Government or private – nurses play a crucial part. While doctors look after patients till operation, nurses take care of post-operative trauma and assist in speedy recovery. They have not only to deal with in-patients and comfort them by their constant attendance, but also calm down the anxious … More True healers? Women have limited choice, are forced to choose nursing as profession