Pharma companies have responded to previous public health crises by developing vaccines, only to have those crises fade, and to be left with significant research and development costs. "When we were doing this with Ebola, it was a major vaccine company that got burned who's now pulling out of that," says Dr Fauci. "It is going to be a challenge to be able to get a major company to do that." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Will someone develop a vaccine?
The country is in the midst of a tourism boom, and its visitor numbers last year rose at one of the fastest rates in the world, by 16.2 per cent to 18 million, according to the report of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). … [Read more...] about VN is world’s seventh fastest growing travel destination
Evidence suggests that children in some countries see as many as 30,000 advertisements on television alone in a single year, while youth exposure to vaping (e-cigarettes) advertisements increased by more than 250 percent in the U.S. over two years, reaching more than 24 million young people. … [Read more...] about World failing to provide children with healthy life, climate fit for future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a report released on Tuesday by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. The Commission was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet. The report, titled A future for the World's Children?, finds that the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push heavily processed fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children. “From the climate crisis to obesity and harmful commercial marketing, children around the world are having to contend with threats that were unimaginable just a few generations ago,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “It is time for a rethink on child health, one which places children at the top of every … [Read more...] about World failing to provide children with a healthy life: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
“Vietnam is progressing well on both child flourishing and ensuring a sustainable future for children. While its carbon emissions are lower than 2030 targets, they are on the increase. Many Vietnamese children have already been impacted negatively by climate change, especially those exposed to air pollution and those affected by drought and salt water intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Progress can be jump-started by ensuring that all key sectors – health, education, rural development, energy, transport, environment and planning – work together to protect children’s health and well-being. There is no room for complacency,” said Lesley Miller, UNICEF Viet Nam Deputy Representative. … [Read more...] about World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future