- Jul 14, 2020
In the wake of the first confirmed Vatican case of coronavirus, spokesman Matteo Bruni announced Friday that all outpatient services offered by the Vatican’s Directorate of health and Hygiene have been suspended in order to sanitize the facility.
The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people.
In Kenya there is a project to improve cooking methods for health and environmental reasons.
Ghana’s rapid urbanization means Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is shifting resources to hygiene and sanitation, as the number of people without access to toilets increases to over 5 million.
An official at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said recent comments made by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, in defending human fetal tissue research were “deeply disturbing.”
Access to toilets is not something that captures the imagination of celebrity activists, but it is one of the most important health issues facing the developing world.