Tag Archives: Public health

27Apr/21

Checkpoint: What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for Shoplifting?

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus a ‘global pandemic’ on 11 March 2020, governments across the world began restricting the movement of people through social distancing, introducing local and national lockdowns to help slow the spread of the virus. One major result of this reduction in mobility was a vast decline in many types of crime. Continue reading

12Feb/17

Won’t solemnise weddings without proof of toilets, declare Muslim imams in northern India

In a unique move, over 1,200 Muslim imams in India’s northern Haryana state declare that they will not solemnise a wedding without proofs of toilets at the residences of prospective brides and grooms.
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11Feb/16

Actress Michelle Yeoh launches ground breaking road safety initiative

Globally 1.3 million people are killed on roads every year including 500 children daily.
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11Feb/16

Malawi grapples with hunger years after grain surplus

Hunger is again stalking Malawi, with 2.8 million people at risk in a country recently lauded for slashing malnutrition rates. Floods and drought have hit the staple maize crop, exposing the fragility of Malawi’s progress, which was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale farmers that the cash-strapped government, now starved of donor funds, can ill afford.
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