“During the pandemic, some shared or public toilets have closed or not been disinfected regularly, resulting in safety risks for those who rely on these facilities. Others have found it harder to get water at a time when households need to wash their hands more regularly and may not have sufficient water for menstrual needs. … [Read more...] about Menstrual Hygiene Day: 25% of Nigerian women lack access to sanitation facilities — WaterAid
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Sindh leads the tally of confirmed cases in the country with 90,721 cases, with Punjab coming in second with 80,297. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 27,506 cases have been recorded, 10,717 in Balochistan, 13,292 in Islamabad, 1,536 in Gilgit Baltistan and 1,214 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. … [Read more...] about NCOC observes 100 days of national efforts against COVID-19
The question we should ask on July 4, 2020, is whether we still are ready, willing and able to meet the challenges along the road that generations of Americans — including current generations — paved with their blood, sweat and tears. Today, we face challenges unlike any I’ve experienced in my lifetime: cries for racial justice, an economic recession resulting from rampant disease, domestic political polarization, and a global wave of nationalism threatening to sever our ties with our allies and to weaken our defenses against our adversaries. Can we overcome these challenges, or will the fissures among Americans and nations continue to grow? … [Read more...] about Independence Day 2020: Do we still have what it takes?
“In the larger public health interest, it is important for ICMR to expedite clinical trials with a promising indigenous vaccine. Faced with the unprecedented nature of the Covid 19 pandemic, all other vaccine candidates across the globe have been similarly fast-tracked,” ICMR said in an official press release on Saturday. … [Read more...] about ICMR defends fast tracking Covaxin amid allegations of chasing glory with Independence Day launch
Coronavirus | Jimmie Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver to test positive The seven-time NASCAR champion was scheduled to retire from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of the season and was trying to tie Jeff Gordon and Michael Schumacher as the only five-time winners at Indianapolis. … [Read more...] about Top news of the day: Army clarifies on Leh military facility visited by Modi; Pakistan, China discuss situation in Kashmir and LoC, and more