Tags: United Nations

Health Issues on a Global Scale: The UN Millennium Development Goals

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A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a

While we cannot doubt for a minute that the USA has serious healthcare access issues, we can have some confidence in the outcomes once access is achieved. The situation facing most of the world’s population is different. Way, way too many people have no access to any healthcare and much less faith in its positive outcomes. The reasons are poverty, lack of education, political corruption, and a woeful infrastructure.

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Will the Human Rights Council of the United Nations Address Children’s Health Needs?

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Photo by Eric Silverman

Currently, the 22nd regular session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations is in session in Geneva (February 25 – March 22, 2013). A full day meeting on The Rights of the Child will occur on March 7, on “The right of the child to the highest attainable standard of health.” The universal right to health is recognized by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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The Varieties of Climate Change Denial

Ronald Sandler

A poll last week from Duke University found that 50% of Americans are “convinced that climate change is now occurring” and another 34% believe it […]

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