The impact of global warming has been considerable on people of all ages, particularly the most vulnerable and those with underlying health conditions.
Cesar Chelala, MD, PhD, is an international public health consultant for several UN agencies, and a writer on human rights, medical and foreign policy issues. He is a winner of an Overseas Press Club of America Award. His articles have been published in more than 70 countries worldwide.
For Cesar Chelala's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The isolation measures imposed by the pandemic have severely curtailed social development in children, resulting in a wide array of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues.
Instead of exporting war, countries such as the U.S. could export technology together with human capital, such as teachers and doctors, to help create a better world.
If anything, the U.S. embargo has only succeeded in subjecting Cubans to a life of privation and misery.
Gun violence, however, should be seen in the wider context of a culture of violence, which is not just the result of gun ownership.
Most countries are lagging far behind and new, concerted and more generous efforts by the richest nations are needed to control the pandemic at a global level.
When we talked that day, I learned much about my friend’s actions during the war — conduct that made me admire him even more than I did before.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs noted that the conflict in the country has claimed some 233,000 lives over a six year period.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s avowed intention to close the Guantanamo detention camp offers hope to end an embarrassing episode in the most recent history of the United States.
The certification by the Electoral College of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election is the final nail in the coffin of President Donald Trump and his supporters’ attempt to reverse the results of the vote. It is now time ...