Climate change impacts have caused a delay in children’s immunization schedules throughout India, making them vulnerable to diseases. Sanket Jain reports from the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
During a People’s Health Tribunal, environmental, health, and human rights activists deplored extractive corporations in Africa for exploiting natural resources and for sowing poverty and disease. Peoples Health Dispatch reports.
For the first time in Brazilian history, representatives from Indigenous communities have been placed in positions of power. They told Natalia Torres Garzon respecting Indigenous territory is essential to protecting the environment. This comes after thousands of acres of Indigenous lands were seized during the term of former President Jair Bolsonaro.
Oppressed communities in Colombia see newly-elected President Gustavo Petro’s proposal to reform healthcare—among other aspects of Colombian society—as aligning with their culture as well as their spiritual understanding, reports Natalia Torres Garzon.
India witnessed the hottest March in 122 years. With temperatures several times crossing 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in northern India, heat waves amplified the existing divisions between the poor and well-off, reports Sanket Jain.
The months-long deteriorating environmental situation in Tunisia took a hopeful turn after the government started clearing piles of trash from the coastal city of Sfax, vowing to create a new dump. Experts and activists point to poor governance and corruption underlying the continuing waste crisis in the north African country, reports Alessandra Bajec.