Accelerating efforts to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases in Liberia | WHO

1 December 2022, Monrovia: Not only is combating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) crucial independently, but it can also contribute to poverty reduction, improved quality of health, and Universal Health Coverage. The expiration of Liberia’s NTD masterplan in 2021 created a gap in strategic guidance for NTD response. The NTD master plan is also key in … Read more

Saudi leaders condole with the Philippines over victims of fatal tropical storm

ALKHOBAR: On any given Saturday night in Khobar City, a steady stream of boys can be seen traveling up an escalator in an anonymous-looking building on their way to a workshop in which they are tasked with using their hands, minds and imaginations to build robots. When the session at the Robot Academy gets underway the … Read more

Study warns of ‘nightmarish’ periods of extreme heat in tropical regions

Researchers fear billions of people will be overexposed to extremely dangerous temperatures “in a way that we just fundamentally haven’t seen”. Severe heatwaves — made hotter and more frequent by climate change — are already being felt across the world, threatening human health, wildlife and crop yields. (AFP) Millions of people in the tropics could … Read more

Tropical storm Meari brings heavy rain, strong winds to Japan

Some fights have been cancelled and bullet train services delayed, with rainfall expected to worsen in Tokyo and areas north of Tokyo later in the day. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Meari made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo. () Tropical storm Meari has unleashed heavy rains on Japan’s main Honshu island, heading … Read more