Mr Larry Payne leaves behind a legacy of Social justice ,Servant  leadership and Strong faith , says Dr Ntuba Akwo .

Mr. Larry Payne, a true embodiment of servant leadership, will always be remembered for his dedication to public service. His remarkable contributions, both at Houston  city hall and in collaboration with members of congress, have shaped the discourse around governance  and development. Mr. Payne's commitment to selflessly serving the community is a testament to his unwavering belief in the power of leadership rooted in humility and putting others before oneself.

Moreover, Mr. Payne was a staunch advocate for social justice, drawing inspiration from his alma mater, St. Thomas University. His deep roots in this institution instilled in him a sense of purpose, driving him to fight for equity and fairness in all aspects of society. By championing the cause of social justice, Mr. Payne left an indelible mark on the health and development landscape, ensuring that every individual had the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their background or circumstances.

In addition to his commitment to servant leadership and social justice, Mr. Larry Payne was known for his unwavering faith. His strong belief in the power of spirituality led him to be part of  the Institute of Spirituality & Health, an organization dedicated to integrating faith and healthcare. Through his work, Mr. Payne emphasized the importance of addressing not just physical well-being but also the spiritual needs of individuals. His legacy serves as a reminder that the pursuit of health and development must encompass all aspects of a person's being, honoring the intrinsic connection between the body, mind, and spirit.

 By Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson 

Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson at Work, discusses 

city hall and ISH issues with Mr Larry Payne .

 Out going Houston Mayor , Sylvester Turner was a partner and champion in the fight against Hiv/aids .

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was a true champion in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Recognizing that this global health menace required concerted efforts at the local level, Mayor Turner mobilized resources and actively participated in awareness campaigns. His dedication to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS was evident not only through his words but also through his actions.

Dr. Ntuba praised Mayor Turner's initiatives, particularly the fast track program he introduced to the city. This program played a crucial role in accelerating progress and improving access to prevention, testing, and treatment services. Under Mayor Turner's leadership, Houston became a shining example of how a city government can effectively address the HIV/AIDS crisis, ultimately saving lives and contributing to the overall health and development of the community.

 USA former first lady , Rosalyn Carter died a Global health champion , says Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo 

Photo credit [Healthndevelopment magazine & Media ] of Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson at work at the carter center Atlanata Georgia . 

Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter, a global health champion and leader, has sadly passed away. Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson, who traveled to the Carter Center and Library in Atlanta to study their global humanitarian efforts, mental health  and caregiver advocacy, and education, pays tribute to her significant contributions. Mrs. Carter dedicated her life to improving the lives of people around the world, particularly in the realms of health and development.

With her deep commitment to global health, Rosalyn Carter leaves behind a meaningful legacy. From her advocacy for mental health and  caregivers to her tireless efforts in education, she truly made a difference. Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson recognizes her remarkable impact and commemorates her as a true champion for the betterment of humanity. The world has lost a visionary leader, but her work will continue to inspire and shape future generations in the field of health and development.


WHO staff member killed in Gaza

Geneva/Cairo/Jerusalem-With heavy hearts, WHO announces the death of one of our staff in Gaza, in the occupied Palestinian territory. Dima Abdullatif Mohammed Alhaj, 29 years old, had been with WHO since December 2019. She workedas a patientadministrator at the Limb Reconstruction Centre, a critical part of the WHO Trauma and Emergency Team.

Dima died today when her parents’ house in southern Gaza—where she had evacuated to from Gaza City—was bombed. She was tragically killed alongside her husband, their six-month old baby boy, and her two brothers. Reportedly, over 50 family and community members sheltering in the same house also died.

Dima had a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Earth Sciences from the Islamic University of Gaza, and continued to study and work on environmental issues and health. She was a master’s student at Glasgow University, Scotland, UK, as part of the Erasmus exchange program from 2018-2019.

On Women’s Day 2022, Dima said in a WHO social mediapost that she was proud of her work because “it contributes to giving people hope and a new lease on life.”

Dr Rik Peeperkorn, the WHO representative in the occupied Palestinian territory said “she was a wonderful person with a radiant smile, cheerful, positive, respectful. She was a true team player. Her work was crucial, and she had been requested to take on even more responsibilities to support the Gaza suboffice and team. This is such a painful loss for all of us. We share our deepest condolences with her mother and father (a long-serving medical specialist in Gaza), her family, and her many friends.”

The humanitarian community and UN family have lost other members since 7 October. MSF today lost two doctors.UNRWA has lost 108 colleagues. These are not just numbers, but people who were working so that others could have a better life.

The death of Dima and her family is another example of the senseless loss in this conflict. Civilians have died in their homes, at their workplaces, while evacuating, while sheltering in schools, while being cared for in hospitals.

When will it stop?

We plead again with all those who hold in their hands the power to end this conflict to do so.

All of the WHO stands alongside Dima’s family and colleagues in the occupied Palestinian territory, the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and across the organization to mourn her loss.

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Politics, Religion and Global health when properly integrated , leads to development says Dr Ntuba, AKWO THOMPSON .

Politics, Religion, and Global health are interconnected aspects that play a vital role in community health, safety, and development. When approached with respect for others, these factors can have a profound impact on society. Dr. Ntuba Akwo, an international political, religious, and health leader, emphasizes the importance of practicing these disciplines transparently.

By integrating politics into healthcare systems, policymakers can make informed decisions that prioritize the well-being of communities. This includes ensuring access to quality healthcare services, advocating for health policies that address the needs of vulnerable populations, and fostering international collaborations for better health outcomes. Moreover, recognizing the significance of religion in people's lives can provide a foundation of support and hope during times of crisis. When religious leaders work together with healthcare professionals, they can mobilize communities to promote health education, disease prevention, and compassionate care.

In conclusion, the synergy of politics, religion, and global health can pave the way for community health, safety, and development when practiced with respect and transparency. Dr. Ntuba Akwo emphasizes that by acknowledging the importance of these interconnected disciplines, we can create a more inclusive and resilient society that prioritizes the well-being of all its members. Building bridges between politics, religion, and global health can lead to positive change and contribute to a healthier and more prosperous future for all.

Thanksgiving  2023 celebrated with great Joy and happiness in the USA .

Thanksgiving celebration is a time when believers come together to express gratitude and appreciation for the blessings they have received. It is an opportunity for families to gather, strengthen their bonds, and create lasting memories. This celebration promotes a sense of unity and love within the community, fostering a spirit of togetherness and support. It also serves as a reminder to count the blessings and give thanks for the good things in life, promoting mental and emotional well-being.

One important aspect of Thanksgiving is the emphasis on giving thanks. While unbelievers may not see the need to express gratitude, believers understand the importance of acknowledging the blessings in their lives. This celebration allows believers to come together and express their gratitude to God and to one another. It is a time for believers to reflect on their blessings and give thanks for the opportunities they have been given. The Thanksgiving celebration serves as a reminder of the importance of gratitude and encourages believers to cultivate a thankful heart.

In addition to its spiritual significance, Thanksgiving also has practical benefits for business and national cohesion. It is a time when people come together, supporting local businesses and stimulating the economy. The market sees an increase in sales and promotions, leading to the growth of businesses. Moreover, the celebration promotes a sense of national unity and cohesion, as people from different backgrounds and beliefs come together to celebrate a common cause. It serves as a reminder of our shared values and traditions, fostering a sense of national identity and pride. Overall, Thanksgiving is a celebration that brings families, communities, and the nation together, promoting both personal and collective well-being.  

   By Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson 

Global health expert , Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson says the World can win the war against Anti-Microbial resisatance .

The Global Community can win the war against Anti-Microbial resistance. The United Nations and WHO have communicated how important the fight against Antimicrobial resistance is. To tackle this global health challenge, several key strategies can be implemented. Firstly, raising awareness through effective campaigns is crucial to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the risks of antimicrobial resistance and the appropriate use of antibiotics. Secondly, avoiding polypharmacy, which is the excessive use of multiple antibiotics, can help prevent the development of resistance. Thirdly, stringent measures should be put in place to fight the production and sale of fake antibiotics, which contribute to the problem. Fourthly, educating patients about the proper use of antibiotics and promoting compliance with prescribed treatment regimens are essential to reduce antimicrobial resistance. Lastly, funding programs that support research, development, and implementation of new strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance will contribute to the global efforts in this fight



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In regards to the situation in Manfe, Manyu, Cameroon, it is disheartening to witness the ongoing killings and violence that have plagued the region. The incidents highlight the urgent need for health and development initiatives to address the underlying issues faced by the local population. It is essential to promote peace, stability, and unity among the various ethnic groups living in the area.

A key factor contributing to the unrest is the lack of representation and inclusivity in the government. It is crucial for nations with diverse ethnic backgrounds, such as Cameroon, to ensure that power is shared among different tribes and ethnic groups. Prolonged leadership by only one tribe or ethnic group can breed resentment and give rise to terrorism. Consequently, it is essential to establish transparent and inclusive governance structures that address the concerns of all citizens, irrespective of their ethnic background, to prevent the recurrence of such violence in the future.

Presidential term limits should be returned to Cameroon for the sake of national cohesion and development. It is crucial for Paul Biya and the Bulu-Beti Ewondos tribal people to acknowledge that the removal of presidential term limits in the Cameroonian constitution aimed to establish a fair and balanced political landscape. By reinstating term limits, the country can prevent uprisings in the North and among the Anglophone population, ensuring a more harmonious environment for all citizens.

Returning presidential term limits will contribute to the overall health and development of Cameroon. It will promote democracy, accountability, and transparency within the government. By allowing for a peaceful transition of power and fostering a culture of change, the nation can advance socially, politically, and economically. It is essential that Biya and the Bulu-Beti Ewondos recognize the importance of term limits in promoting national unity and creating a prosperous future for all Cameroonians.

The project to have Paul Biya die as Life president of Cameroon is uncivilized. Life presidents who die in office have always left broken nations with military coups like in Gabon. Biya does not travel out of Yaounde because he is old and tired besides the security issues. He does not run Anglophone Cameroon, militants order.

A nation's health and development can thrive through democratic practices and a peaceful transition of power. The notion of a life president is contrary to these principles. It not only perpetuates a concentration of power but also limits the development of new ideas and leadership. The project to prolong President Biya's presidency until his death overlooks the potential consequences of a power vacuum and the possibility of further instability in the country. It is crucial to prioritize the well-being and prosperity of the Cameroonian people through inclusive governance and sustainable development initiatives.

 Global killers call freedom fighers terrorists like they did Mandela , Nelson and Martin Luther King Jr. to con trol , destroy and oppress .

The world often grapples with the unsettling reality that oppressors tend to label freedom fighters as terrorists. This issue raises questions about the perception and misuse of the term "terrorism." For instance, the Oklahoma bombing carried out by Timothy McVeigh was unequivocally condemned as an act of terrorism. However, the actions of Muslims during the 9/11 attacks were also labeled as terrorism, despite the Turkish President's assertion that Hamas should be considered freedom fighters rather than terrorists. It is essential to explore the nuances surrounding these designations to promote understanding and peace.

Prominent figures like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. shed light on the complexity of this issue. While advocating for the rights of the Palestinians in their struggle against oppression, Mandela openly supported their cause. Similarly, Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights without resorting to violence or terrorism. These examples challenge the simplistic categorization of individuals or groups and highlight the need for accurate assessments based on context and principles of justice. By engaging in a broader discussion, we can hope to contribute to a healthier development of society, promoting peace and understanding for all. BY DR NTUBA AKWO 

                                                                                                  Friday, 10 November 2023 

WHO Director-General's remarks at the Emergency Meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory– 10 November 2023

Mr President, Excellencies, Thank you for this opportunity to brief you on the health situation in Gaza.

Let me be clear from the outset that I fully understand the anger, grief and fear of the Israeli people following the horrific, barbaric and unjustifiable attacks by Hamas and other armed groups on Israeli civilians on the 7thof October.

The killing of 1,400 people, and injuries to more than 7,200 others, is bad enough. For the survivors and families of victims, the mental health consequences will endure for a long time to come.

WHO is gravely concerned for the health and well-being of Israeli hostages in Gaza, many of whom are older people, children and those with urgent medical needs.

Two weeks ago, I spoke with families of hostages, and I will meet them in Geneva next week. I feel their heartache and fear.

I also understand the anger, grief and fear of the people of Gaza, who had already suffered through 16 years of blockade, and are now enduring the destruction of their families, their homes, their communities and the life they knew.

The situation on the ground is impossible to describe.

Hospital corridors crammed with the injured, the sick, the dying;

Morgues overflowing;

Surgery without anaesthesia;

Tens of thousands of displaced people sheltering at hospitals;

Families crammed into overcrowded schools, desperate for food and water.

More than 10,800 people have now been killed in Gaza, almost 70% of them women and children.

On average, a child is killed every 10 minutes in Gaza.

1.5 million people have been displaced, and are looking for shelter anywhere they can find it. But nowhere and no-one is safe.

As more and more people move to a smaller and smaller space, overcrowding is increasing the risks of outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory disease and skin infections.

WHO is on the ground in Gaza, alongside our partners, to support health workers, who are physically and mentally exhausted and are doing their best in unimaginable conditions.

In addition to caring for the 27 thousand people who are wounded, many of them with life-threatening injuries, they are trying to manage the regular health needs of more than 2 million people.

More than 180 women give birth in Gaza every day.

There are 9 thousand patients on cancer therapy.

And there are 350 thousand patients with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

I visited the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza in 2018. I toured a dialysis ward and a neonatal intensive care unit, and spoke with health workers and patients.

Even then, conditions were extremely difficult for health workers.

Now their work is impossible, and they are directly in the firing line.

Since the 7thof October, WHO has verified more than 250 attacks on health care in Gaza and the West Bank, in addition to 25 attacks on health care in Israel – hospitals, clinics, patients, ambulances.

Last week, WHO documented 5 attacks on 5 hospitals in one day.

In the past 48 hours alone, four hospitals have been put out of action, representing some 430 beds.

More than 100 of our UN colleagues have been killed.

And as we speak, there are reports of firing outside the Al-Shifa and Rantisi hospitals.

Half of the Gaza Strip’s 36 hospitals and two-thirds of its primary health care centres are not functioning at all. Those that are functioning are operating way beyond their capacities. The health system is on its knees, and yet somehow is continuing to deliver lifesaving care.

The best way to support those health workers and the people they serve is by giving them the tools they need to deliver that care – medicines, medical equipment and fuel for hospital generators.

Field hospitals and emergency medical teams can complement and support existing hospitals and health workers in Gaza, but they cannot replace them.

Supporting Gaza’s health workers is at the heart of WHO’s operational response plan.

WHO was part of the first convoy of aid to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing on the 21stof October, and since then we have delivered 63 metric tonnes of specialist medical equipment and supplies that health workers need to save lives, including to hospitals north of Wadi Gaza.

But this doesn’t even begin to address the scale of need.

Before the 7thof October, an average of 500 trucks a day were crossing into Gaza with essential supplies.

Since the 21stof October, instead of the expected 10,000 trucks, just 650 have entered.

A month ago, just two days after the violence started, I met with His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt, who agreed to support WHO and our partners to deliver aid through the Rafah crossing.

I thank Egypt for its support in getting aid into Gaza, and for establishing a medivac pathway to get the most critically sick and wounded patients out, including 12 children with cancer who are being transferred for treatment in Egypt and Jordan.

WHO continues to call for unfettered access to deliver humanitarian aid to the civilians of Gaza, who are not responsible for this violence, but are suffering in ways that we in this room cannot imagine.

We continue to call on Hamas to release the hostages it took, many of whom need urgent medical attention.

We continue to call on Israel to restore supplies of electricity, water and fuel.

We continue to call on both sides to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law.

And we continue to call for a ceasefire, to prevent further deaths of civilians and further damage to Gaza’s hospitals and health facilities.


I understand what the children of Gaza must be going through, because as a child, I went through the same thing.

The sound of gunfire and shells whistling through the air; the smell of smoke after they struck; tracer bullets in the night sky; the fear; the pain; the loss – these things have stayed with me throughout my life.

When my mother heard gunfire at night, she would make us sleep under the bed, with more mattresses on top of the bed, in the hope we might be protected if a shell fell on our house.

I also understand what the parents of Gaza are going through, because in 1998, when war returned to Ethiopia, my children had to hide in a bunker to shelter from the bombardment.

I experienced war both as a child and as a parent.

The children and parents of Gaza and Israel want and need the same thing that my family wanted and needed: peace and security.

That is what this council was established to achieve.

But this crisis underlines once again the need for reform of the Security Council.

It has long been my view that the Security Council no longer serves the purpose for which it was established.

It represents the realpolitik of the Second World War, not the 21stcentury.

As a Foreign Minister, I was part of a group working on reform of the Security Council. I am dismayed that no progress has been made.

To remain credible, relevant, and a force for peace in our world, Member States, especially the P5, must take seriously the need to reform the Security Council.

I thank you.


LINK to UN video feed:The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - Security Council, 9472nd meeting | UN Web TV

For more information, see:

WHOConflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (

WHO EMRO| Occupied Palestinian territory health crisis 2023 | Priority areas | Palestine site

WHO EURO:Conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (

Whitmire , John Understands the workings of Houston Politics , says Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson .

Senator John Whitmire is a prominent figure in Texas politics, particularly in Houston. His attendance at Mayor Sylvester Turner's 2019 victory night celebrations highlights his understanding of the inner workings of Houston politics. Rather than aligning himself with his opponent, Tony Buzbee, Whitmire stood alongside Turner, emphasizing the importance of unity within the city. Turner's success in creating a "rainbow coalition" by bringing together leaders from different ethnic backgrounds, such as African Americans and Latinos, resonated with Whitmire's vision for a diverse and inclusive Houston.

Whitmire's involvement in Houston politics extends beyond mere support for the mayor. As a member of the Texas assembly, he comprehends the intricacies of legislation related to health and development. His experience and understanding make him a valuable asset in the pursuit of improving the overall well-being and progress of the state. Whitmire's commitment to serving the people of Houston and his ability to navigate the complex political landscape make him an effective advocate for health and development initiatives in the region.

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 Migrant community leaders in the USA advocacy communication press conference and awareness campaign for the importance of DACA .

United We Dream and other Asian immigrant advocates and leaders recently gathered at a press conference to highlight the importance and continuity of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. They emphasized the legality of DACA and the protection of rights it provides. During the event, speakers shared their personal stories and reasons for belonging, backed up by compelling claims data.

The press conference served as a platform to underscore how DACA has positively impacted the lives and development of young  immigrants in the United States. It highlighted the necessity of continuing this program to ensure these individuals can thrive and contribute to society. The stories shared by the speakers illustrated the significant role DACA plays in providing them with the opportunities and resources needed to pursue their dreams and establish a solid foundation for their future. This event effectively shed light on the importance of supporting and protecting the rights of DACA recipients.

Veterans Day, observed on November 11th each year, is an incredibly important awareness campaign that honors and recognizes the brave men and women who have selflessly served the United States of America in military, naval, and air service, without dishonorable discharge. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the sacrifices they have made for our freedom, including their roles in army medicine, their struggles with disabilities caused by war, and even those who were once prisoners of war.

One of the crucial aspects of this day is shedding light on the various benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits encompass not only health-related assistance but also financial aid and educational opportunities. From healthcare services to disability compensation, the VA plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being and development of our veterans. By acknowledging Veterans Day and spreading awareness about these benefits, we can show our gratitude and support for those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation's freedom.

American veterans have not only served their country diligently but have also ventured overseas to partner with allies in international peacekeeping missions. These dedicated individuals played a vital role in maintaining peace and stability around the world. In these missions sanctioned by the United Nations and NATO, American veterans worked side by side with their friends from international militaries, forming strong bonds that endure even after their service.

As we honor these brave men and women, it is important to recognize the impact they made beyond their homeland. American veterans remember the sacrifices made by their fellow soldiers from different nations who fought for a common cause. This camaraderie has been instrumental in advocating for better VA benefits in the USA, as it serves as a powerful reminder that veterans' issues transcend borders. The experiences gained from working alongside international partners in peacekeeping missions have provided valuable insights that contribute to the development of health and well-being for veterans and their communities.

Veterans play a significant role in the health and development of a nation. With their immense sacrifice and service, they have fought in numerous wars, including the Civil War and various USA-ANGLO conflicts. Many veterans are proud of their military service but find themselves wishing that diplomatic solutions could have been employed to resolve the issues that led them to the battlefield. They understand the price paid during wartime and advocate for peaceful resolutions whenever possible.

It is essential to recognize that not everyone supports the wars in which American troops have been involved, such as the conflicts in countries like Iraq. However, even those who oppose the wars often hold deep respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made by veterans. They separate the actions of the military and the decisions made by policymakers, acknowledging the bravery and dedication of those who serve their country. Veterans are cherished members of society, deserving of the utmost support and care for their health and development after their years of service.


WHO updates guidelines on treatments for COVID-19

Geneva- WHO has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 therapeutics, with revised recommendations for patients with non-severe COVID-19. This is the 13th update to these guidelines.

Updated risk rates for hospital admission in patients with non-severe COVID-19

The guidance includes updated risk rates for hospital admission in patients with non-severe COVID-19.

The current COVID-19 virus variants tend to cause less severe disease while immunity levels are higher due to vaccination, leading to lower risks of severe illness and death for most patients.

This update includes new baseline risk estimates for hospital admission in patients with non-severe COVID-19. The new ‘moderate risk’ category now includes people previously considered to be high risk including older people and/or those with chronic conditions, disabilities, and comorbidities of chronic disease. The updated risk estimates will assist healthcare professionals to identify individuals at high, moderate or low risk of hospital admission, and to tailor treatment according to WHO guidelines:

  • High:People who are immunosuppressed remain at higher risk if they contract COVID-19, with an estimated hospitalization rate of 6%.
  • Moderate:People over 65 years old, those with conditions like obesity, diabetes and/or chronic conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney or liver disease, cancer, people with disabilities and those with comorbidities of chronic disease are at moderate risk, with an estimated hospitalization rate of 3%.
  • Low:Those who are not in the high or moderate risk categories are at low risk of hospitalization (0.5%). Most people are low risk.

Review of COVID-19 treatments for people with non-severe COVID-19

WHO continues to strongly recommend nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (also known by its brand name ‘Paxlovid’) for people at high-risk and moderate risk of hospitalization. The recommendations state that nirmatrelvir-ritonavir is considered the best choice for most eligible patients, given its therapeutic benefits, ease of administration and fewer concerns about potential harms. Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir was first recommended by WHO in April 2022.

If nirmatrelvir-ritonavir is not available to patients at high-risk of hospitalization, WHO suggests the use of molnupiravir or remdesivir instead.

WHO suggests against the use of molnupiravir and remdesivir for patients at moderate risk, judging the potential harms to outweigh the limited benefits in patients at moderate risk of hospital admission.

For people at low risk of hospitalization, WHO does not recommend any antiviral therapy. Symptoms like fever and pain can continue to be managed with analgesics like paracetamol.

WHO also recommends against use of a new antiviral (VV116) for patients, except in clinical trials.

The update also includes a strong recommendation against the use of ivermectin for patients with non-severe COVID-19. WHO continues to advise that in patients with severe or critical COVID-19, ivermectin should only be used in clinical trials.

WHO updates guidelines on treatments for COVID-19

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Texas Senator John Whitmire and Honorable Congress Woman Shieler Jackson Lee Qualify for December 12/09/2023 Houston  Mayoral Elections Rerun .

 Supporters of State senator , John Witmire 

celebrate with their candidate at the Houston Down town Marriotte hotel .

 Supporters of Shieler Jackson Lee celebrate with her after she thanked them for the work done 

The Houston mayoral elections to replace term-limited outgoing mayor Sylvester Turner did not produce a clear winner, as no candidate secured 50% of the votes. As a result, Senator John Witmire and Congresswoman Jackson Lee have qualified for the December 9th rerun. This rerun presents an opportunity for the residents of Houston to carefully consider the candidates' positions on crime and the economy, vital factors that impact the health and development of the city.

Senator John Witmire and Congresswoman Jackson Lee have both shown a deep understanding of the challenges Houston faces in terms of crime prevention and economic growth. Their participation in the rerun highlights their dedication to addressing these critical issues. By weighing their proposals and solutions, voters can contribute to the development of a more secure and prosperous city, promoting the overall health and well-being of its residents. As the election approaches, Houstonians have the chance to influence the future trajectory of their community and contribute to its continued growth and development.

    By Dr Ntuba , Thompson Akwo .

 Houston voters cast votes at the 7th of November 2023 Local government and Municipal elections .

The elections for finance controller for the City of Houston is crucial for ensuring accountability and transparency in finances and budget. Unlike the mayor, the controller is directly answerable to the voters, making their role essential in maintaining the city's financial integrity. Currently, Chris Hollins is leading in the polls, and his experience as a public servant  makes him a strong candidate for the position. His opponent, Martins, will no doubt bring his own expertise to the table, but Hollins' track record and dedication to fiscal responsibility give him an edge in the race.

The residents of Houston recognize the significance of a competent finance controller who prioritizes the city's health and development. With Chris Hollins' proven financial acumen, there is optimism for a prosperous future under his leadership. By electing Hollins, voters can trust that he will diligently oversee the city's finances, making informed decisions that will contribute to the growth and well-being of Houston. The choice between Hollins and Martins ultimately boils down to who can best ensure a financially secure and thriving city for all its residents.

Senator John Whitmire and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee are anticipated to be the frontrunners for a mayoral rerun during the December 2023 elections. As the results of the November 7th, 2023 mayoral race are declared, these two prominent figures in politics and public service are expected to vie for the esteemed position. This rerun will provide an opportunity for them to bring attention to the critical health and development issues they both passionately endorse, showcasing their commitment to improving the well-being and progress of their community.

With their extensive experience and proven dedication, Senator Whitmire and Congresswoman Shieler Jackson Lee are poised to lead the mayoral race towards promoting better healthcare provisions, fostering sustainable development, and addressing the pressing challenges faced by their constituents. These candidates recognize the importance of prioritizing the health needs of their community and are committed to implementing policies that will enhance access to quality healthcare, promote healthy lifestyles, and ensure the overall well-being of the population. Their shared vision for development encompasses various aspects including infrastructure improvements, economic growth, and social welfare, demonstrating their comprehensive approach towards creating a vibrant and prosperous city for all. Stay tuned for the upcoming results  as Senator Whitmire and Congresswoman Shieler Jackson Lee possibly  emerge as the frontrunners, determined to address the pressing health and development issues of their community.

Cameroon- Africa :Gun men kill 20 and injured others in English speaking South West Region town of  Manfe .

Unidentified gunmen have perpetrated a horrifying attack in the English-speaking town of Manfe, located in the Southwest region of Cameroon. This tragic incident has resulted in the loss of 20 innocent lives, while also leaving several others with serious injuries, currently receiving treatment. Many suspect that these brutal killings are linked to the ongoing struggle for justice and the restoration of agreements between the French and English-speaking communities within the country.

This devastating event highlights the urgent need for attention to be directed towards the health and development of this region. The senseless violence and loss of lives in Manfe demonstrate the vulnerabilities faced by communities already grappling with numerous challenges. It is crucial that efforts are made to address the root causes of such violence, promoting dialogue and understanding to achieve lasting peace and stability. Health and development initiatives should prioritize the healing and well-being of the affected population, while also addressing the systemic issues that have contributed to this tragic event.  

  By Dr Ntuba , Akwo Thompson .

                Monday 11/6/2023 

American Indians celebrate their heritage during the month of November. 

American Indians Heritage Month, celebrated throughout November, is a significant occasion for acknowledging and honoring the rich cultural heritage of American Indians. During this month, they take pride in showcasing their spirituality, deep connection to nature, and their ongoing struggles for justice. It is a time for reflection, education, and celebration of the progress made in advancing their rights and recognizing their contributions to society.

The appointment of Deb Haaland, a Native American, as the Secretary of the Interior by President Biden is a momentous event worthy of celebration. This historic appointment demonstrates the commitment to diversity, inclusion, and representation within the government. It signifies a step forward in recognizing and valuing the perspectives and experiences of American Indians in decision-making processes that affect their lands, resources, and overall well-being. The progress made during American Indians Heritage Month serves as a reminder of the importance of continuing efforts to right past injustices and ensure a brighter future for all.

 Alzheimer,s  Walk Houston 2023 , to take place at University of Houston campus .

The Houston Walk to end Alzheimer's disease 2023 will take place at the campus of the University of Houston on Saturday, November 4th. This annual event aims to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease, support cutting-edge research, and promote education about the condition. By participating in the walk, individuals can make a difference in the lives of those affected by this challenging disease.

The walk serves as a platform to rally the community and raise funds to support vital programs and services for individuals who are living with Alzheimer's, as well as their families and caregivers. It is an opportunity to join the fight against Alzheimer's and make a meaningful impact in advancing research and finding a cure. The event will not only bring people together but also provide an avenue for sharing stories, offering support, and fostering hope for a future free from the burden of Alzheimer's disease.The event begins at 8 am .

Houston Run mobilized many teams to participate in the 2023 event at Sam Houston Park .

The Houston Run event and 10 K race were huge successes, attracting participants from various teams who eagerly took part in the exhilarating event held at the picturesque Sam Houston Park. The enthusiastic turnout demonstrated the increasing importance of exercise in improving overall health and well-being. From seasoned runners to beginners, everyone had a chance to challenge themselves and achieve personal goals while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow participants. The event not only promoted physical health but also served as a platform to raise awareness about the benefits of regular exercise for individuals and communities alike.

Participating in a 10 K race is not just about crossing the finish line; it symbolizes a commitment to personal growth and development. By engaging in regular exercise, individuals can enhance cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles, and boost mental clarity. The Houston Run event provided a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to come together, celebrate their achievements, and inspire one another. This event serves as a powerful reminder that incorporating exercise into our daily lives is key to maintaining good health and vitality. Whether running, walking, or cheering from the sidelines, the Houston Run event showcased the collective spirit of a community united in the pursuit of better health.

International Quilt Festival 2023 , Draws thousands to Houston for Fun , Business , Net working and Learning .

The International Quilt Festival has become a significant event for the city of Houston, bringing valuable business opportunities, networking prospects, and educational experiences. As it looks ahead to its 45th anniversary in 2024, the festival continues to foster growth and development in the field of quilting.

One of the highlights of the event is the exhibition of war quilts from the Ukraine-Russia conflict, showcasing the stories of resilience and hope depicted in these intricate textiles. Additionally, the festival pays homage to the late Congressman John Lewis and his fight for justice with the "Good Trouble" exhibit. Alongside these thought-provoking displays, the festival also serves as a platform for entrepreneurs and businesses in the quilting market. Spearheaded by Karey Bresenham[Founder and Director Emeritus], the festival's head founder , it has become a hub for both established professionals and budding enthusiasts in the industry.

  By Dr Ntuba , Akwo Thompson . 

 Massive protests by pro Palistinian groups in the USA continue to Condemn Irael and USA over the Israelis raids in Gaza killing Children and Women 

On a bright evening in Houston, a massive gathering of participants took place at the city hall premises for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society's Light the Night campaign. This event aimed to raise awareness and funds for these life-threatening diseases. The atmosphere was filled with hope and support as individuals held up different colored lights to symbolize their connection to the cause. Survivors proudly displayed white lights, while red lights honored those who had lost their battles. Gold lights shone brightly, representing those who were currently fighting against lymphoma and leukemia. It was a powerful display of unity and determination to overcome these diseases.

The Light the Night campaign brought together people from all walks of life, united in the common goal of eradicating lymphoma and leukemia. Participants walked side by side, sharing stories, and showing their support for loved ones affected by these diseases. The event not only created a sense of community but also raised vital funds for research, treatment, and support services. By shining a light on lymphoma and leukemia, this campaign aimed to bring hope, raise awareness, and offer a brighter future for those affected by these illnesses.

While the United States and the European Union, including NATO countries except Turkey, have refrained from condemning Israel's continued raids and ground interventions in Gaza, citing defense against Hamas as the justification, several other UN member states have called for an immediate ceasefire. The differing stances of these countries have led to a division within the UN concerning Israel's response in Gaza.

The lack of consensus on this issue highlights the complexities of the ongoing conflict and the various viewpoints held by different nations. While some argue that Israel has the right to protect itself from security threats, others express concern over the humanitarian impact of the operations in Gaza. As discussions continue at the UN, it is clear that finding a resolution that satisfies all parties involved remains a challenging task.

WHO welcomes decision by Egypt to receive patients from Gaza Strip

1 November 2023 –The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes Egypt’s decision to accept 81 injured and sick people from the Gaza Strip for treatment.

WHO has been working to support the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population in planning and establishing a comprehensive triage, stabilization, and medical evacuation system, by providing ongoing training for health care staff. WHO is also working with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society to ensure that psychological trauma support services are available to patients.

Our experts have visited Al-Arish, visited medical evacuation facilities and met with medical staff and ambulance paramedics who received advanced life support training. There are 65 ambulances equipped with full resuscitation and life support capabilities. Thirteen of the ambulance teams include trained emergency doctors in addition to paramedics with advanced life support training.

Al-Arish Hospital will be the main first referral hospital. It has fully equipped resuscitation and intensive care facilities, and a range of surgical teams to manage severe injuries, including major trauma and burns. Onward referral arrangements to second-line hospitals in Egypt are also in place.

Thousands more people inside the Gaza Strip continue to need access to urgent and essential health services amid shortages of medicines, health supplies and other aid such as fuel, water and food. Those in serious need include thousands of seriously injured civilians (many of them children); more than 1000 people who need kidney dialysis to stay alive; more than 2000 patients on cancer therapy; 45 000 people with cardiovascular diseases; and more than 60 000 people with diabetes. These patients must be able to have sustained access to health care inside Gaza. Hospitals and other health facilities must be protected from bombardment and military use.

Before 7 October 2023, around 100 patients each day needed to access specialized health care services outside the Gaza Strip because of the lack of needed, specialized health services inside Gaza.

WHO calls for urgent, accelerated access for humanitarian aid – including fuel, water, food and medical supplies – into and throughout the Gaza Strip, and access for patients to referral services outside Gaza. Ultimately, WHO calls for a humanitarian ceasefire to prevent further loss and suffering.

Related links

Multi-Country Funding Appeal: occupied Palestinian territory and Egypt, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic and Jordan

As Gaza’s health system disintegrates, WHO calls for safe passage of fuel, supplies for health facilities

WHO health supplies move towards Gaza

Joint statement by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO on humanitarian supplies crossing into Gaza

WHO delivers medical supplies to Lebanon as violence in the occupied Palestinian territory intensifies

Lifesaving WHO health supplies land in Egypt for people-in-need in Gaza

WHO pleads for immediate reversal of Gaza evacuation order to protect health and reduce suffering

Hospitals in the Gaza Strip at a breaking point, warns WHO

October 2023 emergency situation reports

Occupied Palestinian territory website

CDC issues new recommendations for testing infants and children born to pregnant people with hepatitis C

  • The elimination of hepatitis C is a national priority. CDC released universal screening recommendations for adults in 2020, which included a recommendation to test pregnant people during each pregnancy. Because of continued increases in hepatitis C cases in the United States, this report provides new recommendations for testing infants and children born to pregnant people with hepatitis C.
  • CDC’s new recommendations include testing infants and children aged 2-6 months born to pregnant people with hepatitis C. Infants with detectable hepatitis C virusribonucleic acid (RNA)should be managed in coordination with a health care provider with expertise in pediatric hepatitis C.
  • Providers are encouraged to implement CDC’s newest recommendations for hepatitis C testing for all infants and children born to pregnant people with hepatitis C.

Mayoral leadership:Public healh and Safety should be a priority for Smart Cities . 

 Light the Night to fight Lymphomas and Leukamias will take place on Saturday 10/28/2023 in Houston  

Multi-Country Funding Appeal: occupied Palestinian territory and Egypt, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic and Jordan

Since 7 October 2023, the escalating crisis in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has caused large numbers of civilian deaths and injuries.

In the Gaza Strip, airstrikes and a lack of medical supplies, food, water and fuel have virtually depleted an already under-resourced health system. Hospitals have been operating far beyond capacity due to rising numbers of patients as well as displaced civilians seeking shelter. The provision of essential health services – from maternal and newborn care to treatment for chronic conditions – has been severely compromised.

The recent escalation of hostilities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is taking a heavy toll on civilians. Thousands have been killed or injured, and over 1.4 million people have been displaced. There have been 171 attacks on health care in oPt leading to 493 deaths and 387 injuries, with 56 attacks impacting health facilities and 130 impacting health personnel, as of 24 October 2023. The health system is on the verge of collapse and dwindling access to health services, clean water, food and fuel on top of an already weakened healthcare system risks further loss of civilian life. Massive displacement to shelters with inadequate resources will result in disease outbreaks. The escalation of hostilities has already spread to the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Lebanon Israel border and Syrian Arab Republic, with a risk of spilling over to other countries in the region, including Jordan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Iraq.

WHO urgently needs an estimated US$80 million to respond to the humanitarian needs in oPt, particularly in Gaza, and to undertake contingency planning for Egypt, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic and Jordan through the end of 2023. WHO will scale-up trauma and emergency care services, maintain access to essential health services and treatment of chronic conditions, establish disease surveillance and outbreak control measures (especially in displacement sites), and ensure coordination including through the work of the Health Cluster

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 International Political leader , Physician , Preacher and Publisher [Editor], DR NTUBA AKWO  calls on Shieler Jackson Lee to respect tax payers congressional seat and staffers .

Shieler Jackson Lee, a political officer, has recently owned up to a video circulating of her insulting her staff members. In light of this incident, Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson, a strong advocate for health and development, firmly believes that political officers, who are entrusted with their positions by the taxpayers, should not engage in any form of abuse towards their staff. The act of apologizing was a positive step taken by Shieler Jackson Lee, demonstrating accountability for her actions and acknowledging the importance of treating staff members with respect.

Dr. Thompson emphasizes the need for those in positions of power to recognize the responsibility they hold in serving the public. Political officers are meant to represent the interests of the people, and it is essential that they do so without demeaning or mistreating their staff. Such behavior undermines the principles of good governance and impedes the progress of health and development initiatives. Dr. Thompson urges all political officers to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, treating their staff with dignity and fostering an environment of mutual respect.

​​​​​​​I know the choice of who to vote for is a big one. I hope I can count on your support, and I wanted to remind you of just some of the commitments I've made to our community:

  • Lower Property Taxes: I've seen the financial strain many of our families face. I'm committed to reducing property taxes, ensuring we keep more of our hard-earned money.
  • A Real Plan Against Crime: I've laid out a comprehensive multi-point strategy to tackle the rising crime rates, ensuring safer streets and neighborhoods for our families.Check it out here.
  • Infrastructure Improvement: From fixing broken streets to ensuring efficient water mains, I'm dedicated to revamping our city's infrastructure.

Every vote counts. Let's rally behind a vision for a brighter, safer, and more prosperous Houston. I hope to have your support. Vote Tony Buzbee for City Council District G!

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Israel  calls for the resignation of UN Secretary general .

Israel has made a strong call for the resignation of UN Secretary Antonio Guterres, citing his statement that the long periods of occupation of Palestinian lands and oppression have led to attacks by Hamas on October 7th. Israel has taken a firm stance and announced the refusal to issue visas to UN staff entering the country. This move has been met with resistance from the Palestinians, who have expressed their disagreement with Israel's decision.

The call for resignation by Israel reflects the ongoing tension and disagreement over the issue of occupation and its impact on the Palestinian people. The statement made by UN Secretary Antonio Guterres has sparked a heated debate between the two sides. While Israel believes that it has the right to protect its people and maintain its security, the Palestinians argue that the occupation and oppression are the root causes of the violence and attacks. The refusal to issue visas to UN staff further complicates the situation, as it could impact various humanitarian and development efforts in the region.

Republican congress man , Mike Johnson elected New House Speaker 

After many blunders and inability to put their differences aside and elect a speaker from one of their rangs , Republicans voted Mike Johnson the new Speaker of the USA congress who hails from the state of Loiusianna . He had the 220 votes of the republicans against the 210 for democratic minority leader Hakeem Jeffries .


Shock, grief and the challenge of healing: Israel’s health system responds to the October attacks

Dr Michel Thieren, WHO Special Representative in Israel, spent almost 2 weeks travelling across the country to see how the health system is responding in the aftermath of the attacks led by Hamas on 7 October. This is his account of what he saw and heard.Note: Some readers may find the content of this article distressing.

More than 2 weeks after the attacks in Israel that left 1400 people dead and over 4600 wounded, health-care providers there continue working around the clock to respond to the enormous needs of their patients.

Immediately after the attacks on 7 October, WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge offered WHO’s support, under the Organization’s humanitarian mandate, to the health response led by the Israeli Ministry of Health. The Ministry responded that, at the time, the health system was coping, but that it would not hesitate to ask if assistance was needed.

So far, 8 attacks on health care and medical facilities in Israel have been recorded through WHO’s surveillance system of attacks on health care, with 7 deaths attributed to these.

WHO Special Representative in Israel Dr Michel Thieren has been reviewing the health response on multiple fronts, visiting hospitals, listening to the injured, talking to displaced people, touring destroyed and deserted towns and villages, and observing the intricate, highly challenging work of forensic investigators who have yet to formally identify almost half of those who died.

Among the sites Dr Thieren visited is a hospital in the coastal city of Ashkelon that is treating many of the injured.

“What is so striking is that almost all the people I spoke to, the vast majority of them with severe injuries from gun shots, shrapnel and burns, did not want to talk about themselves at all but about the people they had seen die in front of them,” said Dr Thieren.

“Almost every one of those survivors had seen someone else die before they themselves were injured. They are absolutely haunted by this. It is dominant in their thoughts. So many need urgent mental health support.”

In addition to the dead or injured, over 200 Israeli hostages remain in captivity, including women, children and older people, with many reportedly suffering from pre-existing health conditions requiring continuity of care. WHO and United Nations partners have repeatedly called for their immediate and unconditional release.

“The fact that so many Israelis are still being held hostage by Hamas means that there is no chance for the wider public to begin the healing process,” observed Dr Thieren, who has spoken to relatives of many of the abducted Israelis.

“It is on their minds 24 hours a day. It has added to the collective psychological burden witnessed nationwide, triggering an acute need for mental health services.”

Dr Thieren said he listened to several doctors and nurses treating the injured who shared that they, too, were finding their mental health affected by the stories they were hearing from survivors and the wounds they were treating.

“From what I am seeing, mental health problems appear to be rapidly spreading among the country’s population. The human suffering is immense. People just don’t feel safe anymore, and this is a complete change in their recent history.”

Dr Thieren also visited several military bases where the bodies of many of the victims of the attacks are stored in refrigerated containers.

“Doctors and forensic experts are still working to identify the bodies. They are all wrapped in plastic bags. There are obviously adult bodies and children’s bodies, but the vast majority of bags are misshapen. Despite Israel having some of the best forensic doctors in the world, only 700 – barely half of the 1400 victims – have been positively identified so far. This, of course, is incredibly impactful on those that are doing this necessary work,” he explained.

“I have visited ghost towns in the south whose populations have been evacuated. There is still the terrible stench of death. I have listened to so many people telling their stories. Survivors, the injured, psychiatrists, doctors, first responders and soldiers – all their accounts are horrific. The shadow of national shock and grief has plunged this country into night. When mental health perishes, so does physical health.”

In his role as WHO Special Representative, Dr Thieren also met with a number of public and official figures to gauge their views on the health needs at this time, and to express WHO’s solidarity with all civilians and health workers, everywhere.

Conflict and mental health

A WHO review of 129 studies in 39 countries, published in 2022, shows that among people who experienced war or other conflict in the previous 10 years, 1 in 5 (22%) have depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

“The sad truth is that in any conflict, it is civilians and humanitarians who end up bearing the brunt,” noted Dr Gerald Rockenschaub, WHO Regional Emergency Director for Europe.

“Amid a number of ongoing conflicts in the WHO European Region and globally, WHO stresses that civilians and health workers must never be a target, anywhere. Violence, deaths, injury, displacement – all of these contribute to significant, long-term challenges that health systems are hard-pressed to respond to adequately.”

Dr Rockenschaub added, “Only an end to the ongoing violence, including through the immediate release of all hostages, can begin to help alleviate the human suffering of those affected.”

WHO’s guidelines on mental health care amid emergencies

WHO’s guidelines for responding to urgent mental health needs in emergency situations at a number of levels, from basic services to clinical care, include the following:

  • Psychological first aid to people experiencing acute distress should be made available by field workers, including health staff, teachers and trained volunteers.
  • Basic clinical mental health care covering priority conditions, such as depression, psychotic disorders and epilepsy, should be provided at every health-care facility by trained and supervised general health staff.
  • Psychological interventions, such as problem-solving, group interpersonal therapy and interventions based on the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy for people impaired by prolonged distress, should be offered by specialists in those fields.
  • Protecting and promoting the rights of people with severe mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities is especially critical in humanitarian emergencies. This includes visiting, monitoring and supporting people at psychiatric facilities and residential homes.
  • Links and referral mechanisms should be established between mental health specialists, general health-care providers, community-based support workers, and other service providers such as schools, social services and emergency relief centres.
  • Community self-help and social support should be strengthened.

For more information on mental health in emergencies, follow the



The Republican-led Congress is in crisis, showcasing a broken system that has dire implications for health and development. The inability of the Republicans to choose a speaker of the House highlights just how deeply flawed the government has become. With the absence of a strong leader, crucial decisions remain unresolved, hindering progress on critical health and development issues.

Prominent figures like Liz Cheney point to Donald Trump and his supporters as the cause of the stalemate in Congress. They warn against the prospect of another Trump presidency, expressing concerns that it could further perpetuate the dysfunction within the government. Such a scenario would undoubtedly exacerbate the challenges faced in the realms of health and development, as urgent action and efficient governance are needed to address the pressing issues that affect people's well-being and societal progress.

HealthNDevelopment magazine update on the Hamas -Israel conflicts .

Needed aid Trucks  bound for Gaza are using the Open Farrah Crossing through Egypt to deliver medicines , food and Supplies . 

Following the plea made by authorities from the World Health Organization, UN, and USA President Biden, there is positive news that humanitarian assistance is now being delivered to Gaza through Egypt. The FARRAH crossing has been opened, allowing trucks carrying vital medicines, food, and emergency supplies to drive in. This development is crucial in providing the physical, social, and mental care needed to support the health and development of the people in Gaza.

The availability of these essential resources will help alleviate the challenging conditions faced by individuals in Gaza. The delivery of medicines will ensure access to necessary treatment, while the provision of food will address nutritional needs. Additionally, the emergency supplies will contribute to the overall well-being and resilience of the community. This collaborative effort demonstrates the importance of international cooperation and highlights the commitment to improving the health and development of those in need.

Massive crowds Rallied and Matched at pro-Gaza Palistine event in Houston , calling Israel Racist apathied occupiers . 

HealthNDevelopment Magazine  congratulates it,s chief Editor ,DR NTUBA ,THOMPSON AKWO .



Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson is a global health professional and an expert in the field of health and development.He is a physician, politician,  preacher and  publisher[editor] who has been actively involved in global health and development work in Texas USA and multiple contients and countries , particularly during the challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic1.He has served as a former senior staff medical officer at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, former deputy chief medical officer at St Francis Poly Clinic, former Director of Bethel health foundation, and National chairman for health among elites in a regional or state civil society nonprofit who advised a government through the office of prime minister and president to strengthen the health system of the nation by addressing health human resource shortages with the opening of a medical school in Buea university, increases in budgetary allocation in the national budget for health, improve infrastructure, better communication or health information services for information, education and communication, improved quality of health service delivery and prioritization of health issues2.

Dr.Thompson Akwo Ntuba  is also known for his work on addiction and recovery1.He has conducted interviews on drug courts and has been an advocate for risk communication and community engagement during crises such as pandemics1. Dr Ntuba Akwo Hs worked in Washington DC, New York , Baltimore , Tulsa Oklahaoma , San Antonio , and Many USA cities .

He has travelled to many European countries and cities including London Uk , Frankfurt , Hieldenburg [Germany ] , Toulon , Toulous and Paris [France ] , Padua and Milan  Italy , and Switzerland talking with residents of those cities and nations .

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The God of Abraham is regarded as the deity for all, including the children of Abraham- Ismail and Isaac. The Old Testament portrays the God of war, while the New Testament brings forth a compassionate God filled with grace, healing, justice, and peace. It is crucial for Palestinians and Israelis to coexist peacefully, prioritizing a harmonious life rather than engaging in conflicts. By embracing the principles of peace and justice, both nations can thrive and contribute to the collective health and development of their regions.

The journey towards healing and justice can be initiated by recognizing the shared heritage and common beliefs of both Israelis and Palestinians. Instead of perpetuating animosity, the emphasis should be on fostering understanding, empathy, and collaboration. This paradigm shift will enable the people to build a more peaceful society, where individuals can access healthcare and engage in activities that contribute to their personal and collective growth. By embracing the God of grace, healing, justice, and peace, Israelis and Palestinians can cultivate a thriving future for themselves and their nations.


World Council of Churches calls for cessation of Violence in the Hamas-Isreali conflicts .

“The World Council of Churches (WCC) appeals once again urgently for an immediate cessation of this deadly violence, and for Hamas to cease their attacks. We urgently ask both parties for de-escalation of the situation,” said WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay. “We are deeply concerned about the conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed groups, and of the inevitably tragic consequences for the people of the region – Israelis and Palestinians alike – following a period of escalating tensions and violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem.”

The World Council of Churches joined the statement by the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem on 13 October, which urged immediate actions to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The situation at the Gaza strip is unbearable without access to water, food, medical support, and electricity.

Pillay said in a statement on Sunday: “We call upon the State of Israel with the support of the international community, to allow humanitarian support to enter Gaza so millions of innocent civilians, including many children, may receive medical treatment and basic supplies.”

Pillay underlined the urgent need to act. “Moreover, we call on all parties to de-escalate this war in order to save innocent lives while serving the cause of justice.”

The Anglican Arab Ahli hospital in Gaza was hit Saturday evening by Israeli strikes. Two floors were partially damaged and four people were injured.

Pillay called on respect for international law—including the Geneva Convention—international humanitarian law, and human rights to be respected and upheld to protect all civilians and for the immediate release of all hostages held in Gaza.

Pillay concluded: “We call on all leaders to work for just peace in the Holy Land. Only justice will lead to peace, safety, and security for all.“

WCC invitesall member churches and people of good will to join the call from the Jerusalem Heads of Churches to observe a Day of Prayer and Fasting on 17 October.


 1WCC, Jerusalem Heads of Churches invite all to global prayer day (WCC news release 15 October 2023)

 2Jerusalem Heads of Churches urge addressing humanitarian crisis in Gaza (WCC news release 13 October 2023)

 3WCC calls for a new approach to conflict in Palestine and Israel (WCC news release 13 October 2023)

 4Statement: WCC calls for a new approach to the conflict in Palestine and Israel(13 October 2023)

 5Church leaders in Holy Land call for de-escalation, respect for human rights (WCC news release 9 October 2023)

 6Service of Lament for Palestine and Israel: “we solidly believe in the sanctity of life” (WCC news release 12 October 2023)

 7WCC urgently appeals for immediate ceasefire in Israel and Palestine (WCC news release 7 October 2023)

Hamas-Israel War  : Dr Ntuba Akwo calls for Humanitarian concerns and aid  for suffering innocent people . 

International health and development expert, Dr. Ntuba Thompson Akwo, joins the voices of Pope Francis, China, and other world leaders in calling for an end to the suffering of innocent Palestinians in the Hamas-Israel war. It is unacceptable that Gaza civilians, including women and children, are dying due to a lack of basic necessities such as food and medicine. Urgent humanitarian intervention is needed to prevent further loss of life.

Dr. Thompson Akwo Ntuba emphasizes the importance of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, urging both sides to prioritize the well-being of the civilian population. This conflict has led to the displacement of thousands of Gazans, leaving them in dire conditions without access to vital healthcare services. The release of all hostages and a cessation of hostilities is crucial to address the immediate needs of the people and pave the way for long-term peace and development in the region.

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Evacuation orders by Israel to hospitals in northern Gaza are a death sentence for the sick and injured.


14 October 2023 -- As the United Nation’s agency responsible for public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns Israel's repeated orders for the evacuation of 22 hospitals treating more than 2000 inpatients in northern Gaza. The forced evacuation of patients and health workers will further worsen the current humanitarian and public health catastrophe.

The lives of many critically ill and fragile patients hang in the balance: those in intensive care or who rely on life support; patients undergoing hemodialysis; newborns in incubators; women with complications of pregnancy, and others all face imminent deterioration of their condition or death if they are forced to move and are cut off from life-saving medical attention while being evacuated.

Health facilities in northern Gaza continue to receive an influx of injured patients and are struggling to operate beyond maximum capacity. Some patients are being treated in corridors and outdoors in surrounding streets due to a lack of hospital beds.

Forcing more than 2000 patients to relocate to southern Gaza, where health facilities are already running at maximum capacity and unable to absorb a dramatic rise in the number patients, could be tantamount to a death sentence.

Hospital directors and health workers are now facing an agonizing choice: abandon critically ill patients amid a bombing campaign, put their own lives at risk while remaining on site to treat patients, or endanger their patients’ lives while attempting to transport them to facilities that have no capacity to receive them. Overwhelmingly, care givers have chosen to stay behind, and honour their oaths as health professionals to “do no harm,” rather than risk moving their critically ill patients during evacuations. Health workers should never have to make such impossible choices.

Additionally, tens of thousands of displaced people in northern Gaza are seeking refuge in open spaces in or around hospitals, treating them as havens from violence as well as to protect the facilities from potential attacks. Their lives, too, are at risk when health facilities are bombed.

There are verified reportsof deaths of health care workers and destruction of health facilities, which denies civilians the basic human right of life-saving health care and is prohibited under International Humanitarian Law.

WHO calls for Israel to immediately reverse evacuation orders to hospitals in northern Gaza, and calls for the protection of health facilities, health workers, patients, and civilians. WHO also reiterates its calls for the immediate and safe delivery of medical supplies, fuel, clean water, food, and other humanitarian aid into Gaza through the Rafah crossing, where life-saving assistance – including WHO health supplies that arrived earlier today – is currently awaiting entry.

   Related links

WHO EMRO | Lifesaving WHO health supplies land in Egypt for people-in-need in Gaza | News | Media centre

WHO pleads for immediate reversal of Gaza evacuation order to protect health and reduce suffering

Hospitals in the Gaza Strip at a breaking point, warns WHO

October 2023 emergency situation reports

Occupied Palestinian territory website

World council of Churches calls on New approaches to solve the problems in the Middle East 


The World Council of Churches (WCC), in the aftermath of brutal violence where thousands of innocent civilians lost their lives, is calling for a new approach to resolve the conflict in the Holy Land. “The horrific situation today in Israeli and Palestine, leaving so many dead, thousands injured, many families either displaced or living in shelters, and hundreds held in captivity and prisons is exactly what we all feared would happen,” said WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay. “It is now thirty years since the Oslo agreement was signed. In the meantime, the number of settlements has grown to at least 250 with 800,000 people.”

Instead of peace, Pillay said, we witness more violence, displacement, and war.

“The international community must acknowledge the need for a new approach with an end goal of just coexistence,” Pillay urged. “The peace process has failed both peoples, Palestinians and Israelis alike.”

He called for a fresh approach.

"History has taught us that exploitative agreements that create a semblance of peace do not stand the test of time and lead to bloodshed the type we are witnessing right now,” he said. “The Jerusalem Heads of Churches, during the last one year or so, have issued no less than 12 statements calling for an approach based on justice and cautioning that tampering with the religious and historical status quo especially in Jerusalem would lead to violence.”

“Our call is the establishment of clarity regarding a future built on justice instead of military power, where International Law is applied consistently without partiality,” he added. “We must reimagine sustainable peace for the region, peace that can withstand the test of time,” he said. “At the core of such peace is equality and justice. We hope and pray that our call will be heeded; and that Palestinians, Israelis, and the entire Middle East find a new path to peace."


Hospitals in the Gaza Strip at a breaking point, warns WHO

Jerusalem, 12 October 2023 -WHO warns that the health system in  the Gaza Strip is at a breaking point. Time is running out to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe if fuel and life-saving health and humanitarian supplies cannot be urgently delivered to the Gaza Strip amidst the complete blockade.

Hospitals have only a few hours of electricity each day as they are forced to ration depleting fuel reserves and rely on generators to sustain the most critical functions.Even these functions wil lhave to cease in a few days, when fuel stocks are due torun out.The impact would be devastating for the most vulnerable patients,including the injured who need life saving surgery,patients  in intensive care units,and new borns depending on care in incubators.

As injuries and fatalities continue to rise due to the ongoing air, land, and naval strikes on the Gaza Strip, acute shortages of medical supplies are compounding the crisis, limiting the response capacity of already overstretched hospitals to treat the sick and injured.

The situation has also gravely disrupted the delivery of essential health services,including obstetric care, management of non communicable diseases such as cancer and heart diseases, and treatment of common infections,as all health facilitiesare forced to prioritize life saving emergency care.

Access for emergency medical teams in the field is severely hampered by infrastructure damage.WHO has documented 34 attacks on health care in Gaza since last Saturday that have resulted in the death of 11 health workers on duty, 16 injuries, and damages  to 19 health facilities and 20 ambulances.

Without the immediate entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza —especially health services, medical supplies, food, clean water, fuel, and non-food items —humanitarian and health partners will be unable to respond to urgent needs of peoplewho desperately need it. Each lost hour puts more lives at risk.

WHO calls for an end to hostilities and the protection of health care and civilians against attacks.WHO also calls for the immediate opening of a humanitarian corridor to ensure unimpeded access for health and humanitarian supplies,as well as for personnel,andthe evacuation of patients and the injured.WHO further reiterates its call for the respect and protection of health care.

WHO is ready to immediately dispatch trauma and essential health supplies through its logistics hub in Dubai and working with partners to ensure that

they can reach the Gaza Strip via the Rafah border crossing. Urgent access through the crossing is essential so that WHO and other humanitarian agencies can act quickly to help save lives.

United Nations Secretary General address to the press on the Hamas -Isreali Middle East Conflict 


I have just concluded an extraordinary meeting of senior UN leaders to discuss the unprecedented developments in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Let me begin by repeating my utter condemnation of the abhorrent attacks by Hamas and others against Israeli towns and villages in the Gaza periphery, which have left over 800 Israelis dead and more than 2,500 injured.

Sadly, these numbers are expected to rise as the attacks are ongoing and many remain unaccounted for.

In addition, over one hundred, possibly more, Israelis – civilians and military – have been reported captured by armed groups, including women, children and the elderly.

Some are being held hostage inside Israel and many others have been taken inside the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have launched thousands of indiscriminate rockets that have reached central Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

I recognize the legitimate grievances of the Palestinian people. But nothing can justify these acts of terror and the killing, maiming and abduction of civilians.

I reiterate my call to immediately cease these attacks and release all hostages.

In the face of these unprecedented attacks, Israeli airstrikes have pounded Gaza.

I am deeply alarmed by reports of over 500 Palestinians -- including women and children -- killed in Gaza and over 3,000 injured.

Unfortunately, these numbers are rising by the minute as Israeli operations continue.

While I recognize Israel’s legitimate security concerns, I also remind Israel that military operations must be conducted in strict accordance with international humanitarian law.

Civilians must be respected and protected at all times.

Civilian infrastructure must never be a target.

We already have reports of Israeli missiles striking health facilities inside Gaza as well as multi-storied residential towers and a mosque.

Two UNRWA schools sheltering displaced families in Gaza were also hit.

Some 137,000 people are currently sheltering in UNRWA facilities – with the number increasing as heavy shelling and airstrikes continue.

I am deeply distressed by today’s announcement that Israel will initiate a complete siege of the Gaza Strip, nothing allowed in – no electricity, food, or fuel.

The humanitarian situation in Gaza was extremely dire before these hostilities; now it will only deteriorate exponentially.

Medical equipment, food, fuel and other humanitarian supplies are desperately needed, along with access for humanitarian personnel.

Relief and entry of essential supplies into Gaza must be facilitated – and the UN will continue efforts to provide aid to respond to these needs.

I urge all sides and the relevant parties to allow United Nations access to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians trapped and helpless in the Gaza Strip.

I appeal to the international community to mobilize immediate humanitarian support for this effort.

The UN Special Coordinator and I are engaging with leaders in the region to express our concern, our outrage, and to advance efforts to avoid any spillover to the wider Middle East.

Even in these worst of times – and perhaps especially in the most trying moments – it is vital to look to the long-term horizon and avoid irreversible action that would embolden extremists and doom any prospects for lasting peace.

This most recent violence does not come in a vacuum. The reality is that it grows out of a long-standing conflict, with a 56-year long occupation and no political end in sight.

It’s time to end this vicious circle of bloodshed, hatred and polarization.

Israel must see its legitimate needs for security materialized – and Palestinians must see a clear perspective for the establishment of their own state realized.

Only a negotiated peace that fulfills the legitimate national aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, together with their security alike – the long-held vision of a two-State solution, in line with United Nations resolutions, international law and previous agreements – can bring long-term stability to the people of this land and the wider Middle East region.

Thank you.


 Opinion : Global health professional and expert , Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo calls on all parties in the recent Hamas and Isrealis conflict to respect human rights of all .

Israel has the right to self-defense and should be respected according to UN resolutions when dealing with Hamas. However, it is crucial to recognize that there is no justification for indiscriminate bombings and the killing of innocent people. Provocations that lead to bombings should be stopped in order to maintain peace. It is important to understand that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not solely an American issue, but rather a global concern that requires attention from international communities. Israel's right to self-defense and the respect of UN resolutions should be upheld, but it is also essential to ensure that a complete siege of Gaza is not imposed, as it can severely impact the health and development of the population.

 Mayoral leadership : Candidates for Houston  mayor met at the University of Houston , addressing the issues on 10/06/2023. 

Five of the leading candidates in the 2023 Houston Mayoral elections gathered at the University of Houston for a forum focused on the pressing issues of the city. One candidate, G. Garcia, used this platform to express their commitment to tackle corruption within city hall, as well as the urgent need for improvement in the housing and health departments. The candidates also took the opportunity to address student concerns, recognizing the importance of engaging with the younger generation and understanding their needs.

The 2023 Houston Mayoral elections have generated significant interest, with candidates vying for the chance to lead the city towards better health and development. The recent U of H forum allowed five of the leading candidates to present their plans and visions for Houston's future. G. Garcia stood out by consistently speaking out against corruption, highlighting the importance of restoring trust in city hall. Additionally, their emphasis on addressing housing and health issues demonstrated a commitment to improving the overall wellbeing of Houston residents. The candidates also recognized the significance of engaging with and addressing the concerns of the student population, acknowledging their role in shaping the city's future.

Late USA senator Diane Feinsten lies in state at San Francisco City hall ,to be buried on Thursday 10/5/2023 .

Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein, a prominent figure in the USA government, passed away at the age of 90. She will be laid to rest in California on Thursday. President Biden expressed his condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time. Vice President Harris and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shared a close bond with Senator Feinstein, will be attending her funeral.

Senator Feinstein dedicated her life to public service, focusing on various health and development issues throughout her career. Her contributions to the country will be remembered, as she consistently advocated for the well-being and development of the American people. Her passing leaves a void in the Democratic party and marks the end of an era in American politics. Senator Feinstein's legacy will continue to inspire future leaders to work towards a healthier and more prosperous nation.

Healthndevelopment political News : US congressional speaker Kevin McCarthy abruptly voted out of office . 


In a surprising turn of events, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been ousted from his position by rebellious Republicans. This marks the first time in US history that a speaker has been removed from office by their own party members. The driving force behind the ousting was Gaet, a Republican house member who faces numerous potential unethical accusations. These accusations could have led to Matt Gaetz,s removal from Congress under McCarthy's leadership. The decision reflects a growing discontent among Republicans and highlights the need for ethical leadership in the political landscape.8 Republicans joined the democrats to remove McCarthy as Speaker . 
The move to remove McCarthy as speaker raises questions about the integrity of the Republican party and its commitment to good governance  and national interests . With Gaetz's possible ethical violations coming to light, it is clear that a change in leadership was necessary to uphold the principles of honesty and transparency within the party. As lack of a clear national leader for Republicans is now portrayed  and disunity prevails ,   critical aspects of a thriving society are being questioned in USA politics . It is essential for political leaders to prioritize national interests over petty politics as McCarthy alluded  and ensure that they are not compromised by unethical actions. This historic event serves as a reminder of the importance of ethical conduct in politics and the need for leaders who are dedicated to the well-being and progress of the nation.

Global health professional and expert , Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson praises Houston mayor Sylvester Turner for Covid 19 Response partnership .

it's clear that DR NTUBA AKWO THOMPSON have been actively involved in global health and development work in Texas, particularly during the challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. His dedication to risk communication and community engagement is commendable, as effective communication during such crises is crucial.

Dr Ntuba Akwo,s mention of the WHO declaring COVID-19 a global public health emergency and certification as a national support professional for COVID-19 highlights his commitment to addressing this global crisis. Dr ntuba , Akwo,s desire for colleagues and experts to rise to the occasion despite political challenges is a testament to his dedication to public health.

It's also evident that DR NTUBA AKWO appreciates the leadership shown by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner during the pandemic and the importance of international collaboration, including his meetings with the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros, and former PAHO regional director Dr. Clarissa Etienne.

Working with the Houston government as a global health and development partner is indeed a significant opportunity, and it's clear that he values the collaborative leadership of Mayor Sylvester Turner.

His efforts and dedication to Global health are important for the well-being of the community and the broader global community during such challenging times. Thank you for your contributions to this important field.

The 2023 Turbo-Machinery and Pump Symposium has come to an end in the city of Houston Convention center .

The Turbo Machinery and Pump Symposium is a significant event in the field of mechanical engineering, specifically focusing on turbo machinery and pumps. These symposia typically gather experts, researchers, engineers, and industry professionals to discuss and share insights into the latest developments, innovations, and applications of turbo machinery and pumps across various industries, including the oil and gas sector.

The use of turbines and pumps in the oil and gas industry is essential for various processes, such as exploration, production, refining, and transportation. Here are some of the key applications and uses of turbines and pumps in this industry:

  1. Oil and Gas Exploration: Turbines are used to power drilling rigs, providing the necessary mechanical energy to drill deep into the earth's crust to access oil and gas reserves. Pumps are used for mud circulation and other drilling fluid management processes.

  2. Production: In the production phase, pumps are employed to lift oil and gas from underground reservoirs to the surface. These pumps play a crucial role in maintaining production rates.

  3. Refining: In the refining process, pumps are used to transport crude oil to various refining units, where it undergoes distillation, cracking, and other processes to produce refined products such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Turbines may also be used to generate power for the refining facility.

  4. Pipeline Transportation: Pumps are used to transport crude oil and natural gas through pipelines over long distances. These pumps help maintain the necessary pressure to move the fluids efficiently.

  5. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Production: Turbines are used in LNG plants to compress natural gas into a liquid state for transportation and storage. Pumps are used in the liquefaction and regasification processes.

  6. Water Injection: Pumps are employed for water injection into oil reservoirs to maintain pressure and enhance oil recovery during secondary and tertiary recovery processes.

  7. Offshore Applications: In offshore drilling and production platforms, both turbines and pumps are crucial for various operations, including powering drilling equipment and managing fluid systems.

  8. Safety and Emergency Systems: Turbines and pumps are also utilized in safety and emergency systems in the oil and gas industry to control and manage hazardous situations.

  9. Environmental Compliance: Pumps are used in environmental control systems to manage wastewater, control emissions, and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

  10. Hydrocarbon Processing: Turbines and pumps are essential components in the processing of hydrocarbons into various products, including plastics and petrochemicals.

In conclusion, turbines and pumps play a vital role in the oil and gas industry, enabling the efficient extraction, transportation, and processing of hydrocarbons. Discussions and presentations at events like the Turbo Machinery and Pump Symposium help advance technology and best practices in the use of these critical mechanical components within the industry.

   The Residents of Houston participated in the 2023 Organ Donation Run .

The Run for a second chance or life gift event at Minute Maid Park on 9/17/2023 drew many participants, raising awareness and funds for organ donations. Organ donations have already saved thousands of lives, and events like this help to continue the life-saving work. Many people are eagerly waiting for the gift of life through organ donation, hoping for a second chance. This event serves as a reminder of the lives lost without receiving a much-needed organ donation. Together, we can make a difference and give hope to those in need.

Organ donations have proven to be life-saving, giving thousands of individuals a chance to live healthier and fuller lives. The recent Run for a second chance or life gift event at Minute Maid Park on 9/17/2023 emphasized the importance of raising awareness and funds for organ donations. The event witnessed a great turnout, with participants coming together to support the cause. It served as a powerful reminder of the urgent need for organ donations, as many people are still waiting for their second chance at life and remembering those who unfortunately lost their lives without receiving a life-saving donation. By spreading awareness and supporting initiatives like this, we can give hope and save more lives through organ donations.

  Picture shows Dr Ntuba , Akwo Thompson at work in Washington DC USA , with senior communication experts of major USA media outlets on Ebola 

Global health communication experts are commending global leaders at the 2023  UN assembly for their commitment and support  for  a pandemic accord. The world has been plagued by major health crises such as Ebola, Zika, and most recently, Covid-19. Throughout these challenges, global health communicators have been working tirelessly to disseminate accurate information, promote best practices, and advocate for pandemic accords backed by UN members. Their dedication and expertise have played a crucial role in mitigating the impact of these global health problems.

Recognizing the importance of effective communication in times of crisis, global leaders have come together to prioritize coordinated efforts and information sharing. By supporting pandemic accords, UN members are demonstrating their commitment to global health security. This collaboration not only strengthens our collective response to health emergencies but also ensures that accurate information reaches communities, helping to prevent the spread of misinformation and fear. The commendation from global health communication experts highlights the significance of these efforts and encourages continued collaboration among international leaders to tackle future health challenges head-on.


United Nations General Assembly to address three major Health issues as part of Global Health Diplomacy.                   BY DR NTUBA AKWO THOMPSON   9/14/2023

The 2023 United Nations General Assembly, also known as UNGA 78, will play a crucial role in addressing global health diplomacy. These high-level meetings  will focus on three significant global public health issues. Firstly, the Pandemic Accord will be a key discussion point, as it aims to strengthen international cooperation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to future pandemics. Secondly, the focus will be on achieving Universal Health Coverage in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring that everyone has access to quality healthcare without facing financial hardship. Lastly, Tuberculosis, a disease that continues to pose a global threat, will receive much-needed attention, including strategies to reduce its impact and enhance prevention measures.

The 2023 UNGA 78 presents a unique opportunity for global leaders, experts, and stakeholders within the health and development sectors to come together and address these pressing health challenges. Through robust collaboration and dialogue, the assembly aims to strengthen global health systems, mobilize resources, and promote equitable access to healthcare for all. By placing the spotlight on these critical public health issues, the UNGA 78 seeks to drive global action and achieve tangible outcomes that will improve the health and well-being of people worldwide.

Religious News:Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Houston Ministers to Students , Faculty & Others in  Communities and Abroad Virtually . by DR NTUBA , THOMPSON AKWO. 9/10/2023

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Houston is committed to serving the spiritual needs of students and faculty at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University. With a heart for ministering to the college community, the church offers a range of programs and services that help students grow in their faith and connect with others on a deeper level. Through regular worship services, Bible studies, and prayer gatherings, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church provides a spiritual home away from home for students, ensuring that their time in college is not only academically enriching, but also spiritually fulfilling.

In addition to its focus on the university campuses, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church also extends its healing and miraculous ministries to the surrounding communities. Through various outreach initiatives, the church seeks to bring the love and compassion of Christ to those in need. From organizing medical mission trips to providing resources for the underprivileged, the church actively engages with the community, spreading hope and making a positive impact. Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Houston is a place where health and development go hand in hand, fostering spiritual growth and transforming lives through the power of Christ's love.

 United nations and Interior ministry of Morocco ready to help the affected after 6.8 Earth Quake that hit the Country .

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his condolences and support to the people of Morocco after the devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Friday 9/8/2023. Guterres has assured the Moroccan government and its citizens that the UN system stands ready to provide assistance and support in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster. The UN's resources are available to help those affected and to address the immediate needs, including rescue and relief operations.

The Interior Ministry of Morocco is also actively involved in coordinating relief efforts and providing aid to the affected areas. The ministry is working closely with the UN and other international organizations to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of assistance to those in need. The priority is to provide medical care, shelter, and essential supplies to the affected population, and to restore basic services as quickly as possible. The combined efforts of the UN and the Interior Ministry aim to alleviate the suffering caused by the earthquake and to assist Morocco in its recovery and rebuilding process.

Adverse weather effects, such as hurricanes and massive flooding, complicate climate change, with the human and environmental impact disproportionately affecting poor and minority neighborhoods, as stated by Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson, a global health expert. These natural disasters linked to global warming pose significant challenges to health and development, highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive and equitable strategies to address the consequences of climate change.

The United Nations General Assembly is set to gather for September  2023 come together to address Global problems Including Health , Poverty , Global insecurity and coups in Africa and Climate Change effects .

Historically, politicians in different USA cities have often said what people want to hear when it comes to health and development issues. They tend to speak to the felt needs of the people, rather than addressing the actual needs. Promises to stop crime, flooding, and repair potholes are often made during campaigns, but once in office, these problems are still prevalent. This approach does little to address the underlying issues and hinder the overall progress of health and development in the country.

One area that is significantly affected by this rhetoric is housing. Politicians may promise to address the problem of bad houses in the community, yet little is done to effectively resolve this issue. Residents continue to struggle with substandard living conditions, impacting their health and overall well-being. It is crucial for politicians to prioritize the real needs of the people rather than merely speaking to their wants, in order to bring about tangible improvements in health and development for all citizens. By DR NTUBA THOMPSON AKWO 

Dr Jennifer Brown and Co chair calls on Colleagues to join SOHO and advance the field of Heamatologic Oncology internationally .

 by  Dr Ntuba , Akwo Thompson

Join Dr. Jennifer Brown, the esteemed chair of the Society of Heamatologic Oncology (SOHO) 2023 Annual Meeting, as she invites her colleagues from around the world to come together for a collaborative and informative event. This highly anticipated gathering promises to provide valuable insights into the latest advancements in research and treatment modalities for hematologic oncology. With a particular emphasis on personalized medicine, attendees can expect to explore innovative strategies tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Jennifer Brown's call to action serves as an invitation for professionals in the field to unite and share their expertise and discoveries. The SOHO 2023 Annual Meeting presents an opportunity to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and stay updated on cutting-edge research. By joining this esteemed gathering, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and insights that will contribute to the advancement of health and development in the field of hematologic oncology. Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of the future of personalized medicine in cancer care.

   Jennifer Brown , MD, PhD , is the director of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia center at the Dana -Faber Cancer Institute and professor at Harvard University .

The NSPPD prophetic prayer conference held at the Houston Convention Center was a tremendous success, attracting over 32,000 attendees from across the United States and various other countries. This unprecedented turnout demonstrates the growing importance of integrating spirituality into health and development initiatives. The conference featured a diverse range of activities including heartwarming music, powerful prayers, remarkable healing testimonies, and impactful ministrations of the word.

Healing through spirituality has become an integral part of the broader health and development work. The NSPPD conference provided a platform for individuals to come together and experience the transformative power of faith. The event fostered a sense of unity, hope, and healing among attendees, emphasizing the profound connection between spiritual well-being and overall health. With its exceptional turnout and emphasis on prayer, the NSPPD conference reaffirmed the significance of incorporating spirituality into the holistic approach to health and development.

Religious News  9/3/2023




The Applied Geoscience and Energy Conference 2023 is an international meeting of leading geoscientists and energy experts. With a focus on energy transition, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), digitalization, and new technologies, this conference explores the future of the industry. It provides a platform for professionals to exchange ideas, share advancements, and discuss challenges and opportunities in the field.

Additionally, the conference includes dedicated student sessions that empower the next generation of geoscientists and energy professionals. These sessions offer young professionals the chance to showcase their research and innovations, network with industry leaders, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends. The conference also recognizes and awards outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to the industry, further fostering excellence and innovation in the field of applied geoscience and energy. Applied Geoscience and Energy Conference 2023 waan enriching and inspiring experience.



                              BY  DR NTUBA AKWO THOMPSON 

 We believe in sustainable development and prosperity, which can only be achieved through good governance. The recent military takeover in Gabon highlights the problematic nature of life presidents in Francophone Africa and the military's role in benefiting from their regime changes.

At HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, we promote a holistic approach to health and well-being. We recognize the importance of addressing the underlying causes of instability and inequality to achieve lasting progress. Join us as we work towards a future where all individuals have access to quality healthcare and living conditions that support their growth and development.

 Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo highlights the importance of geoscientists and energy professionals focusing on clean energy production that considers climate change, health, environmental impacts, and sustainability.


Healthndevelopment magazine & Media  is  excited to announce that in 2023[from August 28th to September 1st], the Applied Geoscientists and energy professionals of SEG and AAPG will be coming together for a conference called The international Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy [IMAGE] at the Houston Convenetion center . This conference will provide a platform for networking, innovation, and climate change mitigation work, all with the goal of promoting sustainable development.

At this conference, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with experts in the field, share and learn about the latest advancements, and collaborate on projects that address the pressing issue of climate change. We believe that by bringing together professionals from various backgrounds, we can work towards finding innovative solutions that will have a positive impact on both human health and environmental well-being.

Join us in 2023 as we come together to make a difference in the world of health and development. Together, we can create a sustainable future for generations to come. 

Welcome to the Health and Development website! Here, we provide valuable information and resources for fostering a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being. Our commitment is to help individuals reach their full potential in all aspects of life, be it physical, mental, or emotional.

In today's rapidly changing world, we understand the importance of informed decision-making. That's why we aim to cover a wide range of topics that impact your health and development. From nutrition and exercise tips to mental health support, we strive to empower you to make choices that will positively impact your life. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the Republican presidential candidates in the 2023 first debate, where they will discuss crucial topics such as economics, climate, abortion, crime, the Ukraine war, and Trump indictments. We believe that being well-informed is vital for creating a healthier and more prosperous future for all.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Welcome remarks at the BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue

24 Aug 2023

BRICS Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa's welcome remarks at the BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue

Your Excellency, Mr António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Your Excellency, President Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of the Comoros and Chair of the African Union,
Your Excellencies, Leaders of BRICS nations,
Leaders of Africa and the Global South,
Leaders of Global and Regional Institutions,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Guests,

It is a great honour to welcome you to South Africa for the BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue.

When reflecting on the purpose and role of BRICS in the world today, we recall the Bandung Conference of 1955, where Asian and African nations demanded a greater voice for developing countries in world affairs.

The Conference called for the recognition of the equality of all nations, large and small.

We still share that common vision of a fair and just world.

We still seek to overcome polarity and division. We want a world without barriers between North and South, East and West.

We still seek a world in which we work together underpinned by mutual respect.

Through the 15th BRICS Summit and this Dialogue we should strive to advance the Bandung spirit of unity, friendship and cooperation.

In South Africa we have a world for this: Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a practice based on the understanding that our success, prosperity and well-being depends on the success, prosperity and well-being of others.

We see the BRICS partnership as a catalyst for global growth and development that responds to the needs of all nations.

It is the right of Africa and the entire Global South to fully reap the benefits of global trade and investment. Without trade and investment our economies cannot thrive and our peoples’ material conditions cannot improve.

As the African continent we are determined that the continent’s substantial resources are harnessed for the benefit and development of Africa’s people.

The African Continental Free Trade Area, once fully operational, will unlock the benefits of the continental market and generate substantial opportunities for African and other countries.

To make use of these opportunities, Africa is looking to the BRICS partnership to unlock infrastructure and development financing.

This was part of the founding vision of the New Development Bank.

The Bank is playing a leading role in efforts to increase the resilience of the Global South, and to bring fairness to global trading and financial systems by strengthening the use of BRICS currencies.

We have to reform global economic, financial and political governance, including the multilateral trading system, so that we create a conducive environment for fair trade.

While many countries of the Global South are seeing significant progress in industrialisation, technological development, innovation and the digital economy, they are not fully reaping the economic benefits.

By working together, by sharing skills and capabilities, by mobilising resources, we will be able to give renewed impetus to global growth and sustainable development.

We need to move beyond expressions of solidarity towards inclusion and mutually-beneficial economic cooperation.

We trust that this dialogue will provide leadership, vision and hope as we strive together for a better Africa and a better world.

I thank you.



Houston is eagerly awaiting the opportunity for a Latino mayor or the third Black mayor, potentially even a Black female mayor, to lead Health and Development. Dr. Ntuba Akwo affirms that the city is prepared for this new chapter. Together, we can promote a healthier and more prosperous future for all residents.

Let us create a welcoming environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity. Houston's commitment to health and development will be further strengthened with a representative leader who understands the unique needs of our multicultural community. Dr. Ntuba Akwo encourages us to join hands and work towards a brighter, more equitable future.

Southern California flooded by Hilary : Climate 

Change discussions returns .

Welcome to Health and Development, your go-to resource for all things related to your well-being. We understand the challenges that can arise from natural disasters like the recent Hilary storms that flooded Southern California. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the latest updates on authorities' efforts to restore power and ensure the safety of residents. We also delve into the impact of climate change, which is being blamed for such extreme weather events. Stay informed and stay healthy with Health and Development.

At Health and Development, we prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Our website offers a wealth of information on how to stay safe during emergencies like the recent floods caused by Hilary storms in Southern California. From tips on emergency preparedness to coping strategies for the aftermath, we've got you covered. Join us as we explore the connection between these weather patterns and climate change, providing insightful articles and resources to help you understand and adapt to these challenges. Trust Health and Development for reliable advice on health, wellness, and the impacts of environmental changes.

The American Dental association empowers students and young dentists for better outcomes and quality of dental care.

Governors continue to play a role in the global energy transition in their states 

American diabetic care and education specialists are celebrating a significant milestone as they mark 50 years of dedicated service. Throughout the past half-century, these professionals have been instrumental in providing support, resources, and education to individuals with diabetes in the United States. Their tireless efforts have helped improve the quality of life for countless individuals and their families affected by this chronic condition. As they reach this remarkable anniversary, it is essential to recognize and honor the invaluable contributions that these specialists have made to the field of diabetic care and education.

Over the past 50 years, American diabetic care and education specialists have played a critical role in raising awareness about diabetes and its management. They have worked tirelessly to ensure that individuals with diabetes have access to the information and resources they need to make informed decisions about their health. Additionally, these specialists have been at the forefront of advancements in diabetic care, helping to develop innovative treatment options and strategies. As we reflect on their achievements, it is clear that their dedication and expertise have been instrumental in improving the lives of those living with diabetes. Moving forward, it is essential that we continue to support and recognize the vital work of these specialists, as they play a crucial role in the fight against diabetes and strive to improve the health outcomes of individuals across the country.

Women continue the relentless awareness campaigns against breast cancer though more is still to be done especially in low and middle income countries

Mammograms are encouraged 

Global problems make the world look gloomy as conflicts, such as the Ukraine war, continue to escalate. The devastating consequences of this war not only affect the people directly involved but also have a ripple effect on the global community. It is crucial to seek peaceful solutions and put an end to this ongoing conflict to restore hope and create a brighter future for all.

Shell Energy Company partners with Houston City for School needs drive , providing many thousands of  backpacts .

Shell, in collaboration with the City of Houston, has taken a commendable initiative by providing backpacks to families who attended their Kids' Event. This generous act aims to support families in need and ensure that their children are equipped with the necessary tools for a successful academic year. By distributing these backpacks, Shell is helping to alleviate some of the financial burdens faced by families and promoting a sense of community in Houston.

The partnership between Shell and the City of Houston demonstrates that corporate entities can make a significant impact on the lives of local communities. Such initiatives foster a positive environment and serve as a reminder that collective efforts can bring about positive change. By providing these backpacks, Shell is not only investing in the education of children but also showing compassion and solidarity with the families who may be facing hardships. This act of giving back highlights the importance of supporting and uplifting one another, especially during challenging times.


Global health and Development professional and Expert [Communication ] says cities will continue to play an important role in Global health improvement and equity .

Trump  to appear in DC court after indictment .

  Former president Trump is to appear before a federal district judge in Washington DC on Thursday 8/3/2023 after he was indicted by the federal prosecutors who investigated his involvement in the January 6th 2021 Assault on the USA Capitol .

    His vice president Pence has said no body is above the law and should not put themselves above the constitution and should not be president or reelected if they do so . 

Black Mayors of the four biggest USA cities  speak 

                                              Dana Carson Ministries on Kingdom ministries and leadership . 

Women role in the National Urban League .

Dr Akwo Thompson Ntuba spoke with a number of Women at the just ended National Urban League in the USA on some of the issues the organization faces .

 They talked about the leadership of current president Marc Morial whis president and C.E.O for the past 20 years .

 The ladies are of the opinion that the orgnaization is very important to them . 

Carbon Capture Use or Storage will help with climate change mitigation outcomes .

The National Urban League USA is holding it,s 2023 annual meeting in the City of Houston .

The national Urban League is hosting its annual conference and expo in 2023 at the City of Houston Convention Center. This event will focus on various aspects such as small business education, economic empowerment, civic responsibility and voting, as well as health and criminal justice. The conference aims to bring together individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing these pressing issues in the urban community.

Through small business education, the Urban League seeks to foster economic growth and provide resources for aspiring entrepreneurs. They believe that empowering individuals to start and sustain their own businesses can have a significant impact on the overall economic health of urban areas. Additionally, the conference will address the importance of civic responsibility and voting, as active participation in the democratic process is crucial for affecting change and shaping policies that benefit the community.

Furthermore, the Urban League aims to address health disparities and inequities within the criminal justice system. By tackling these issues, they hope to improve the overall well-being of urban residents and promote a fair and just society. The conference and expo will serve as a platform for professionals, experts, and community members to come together, share innovative ideas, and explore effective strategies for creating positive change in urban communities.


American Association of Physicists in Medicine reveals new technology breakthroughs in Naull meeting in Houston 2023.

Former president Obama fought for equity and a place for minorities in his presidential leadership. He prioritized policies that aimed to provide affordable healthcare for all Americans, which led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. This legislation extended coverage to millions of previously uninsured individuals and introduced crucial protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Obama also implemented measures to support equal opportunities and social justice, such as criminal justice reform and the promotion of LGBTQ+ rights. His emphasis on inclusivity and social progress marked a significant change in America's approach to governance.

On the other hand, Donald Trump took a different approach to governance during his presidency. His administration focused on dismantling Obama-era policies, particularly Obamacare. Trump made several attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing for a more market-driven approach to healthcare. Additionally, Trump implemented tax breaks, which predominantly benefitted corporations and wealthy individuals, often aligned with the Republican Party. These tax cuts were aimed at stimulating economic growth and attracting investment but resulted in criticism that they favored the rich at the expense of others. Trump's presidency represented a shift in policies and priorities compared to his predecessor, reflecting a distinct change in America's political landscape.

Investigative communicators hold governments accountable and serve the people .

 The World health organization,s health festival  and the Global health film festival are tools to communicate health and promote global Health and Wellness .

Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan, has been instrumental in shaping Japanese foreign policy and international relations during his tenure. With a strong focus on strengthening Japan's position in the global arena, Abe actively pursued diplomatic channels to maintain peace and stability. His efforts to promote dialogue and cooperation amongst nations have earned him recognition as a skilled mediator and negotiator.

One of the pressing global issues that Abe has consistently voiced his concern about is the ongoing war in Ukraine. With a firm belief in the power of peaceful resolutions, Abe has been a vocal advocate for a halt to the conflict. He emphasizes the need for all parties involved to engage in open dialogue and negotiations to find a peaceful solution that respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Recognizing the devastating consequences of warfare, Abe highlights the importance of ending the violence and creating an environment conducive to reconciliation and stability in the region.

 Houston City Councilor Robert Gallegos and colleagues say Texas governor Abbott,s  border policies are inhumane .

Dr Akwo Thompson Ntuba calls for the end of the RUSSIA -UKRAINE conflict .

The Ukraine war must stop for the sake of the innocent lives being lost and the escalating cost it brings. With each passing day, the toll of this conflict grows: families are torn apart, homes are destroyed, and the future of Ukraine hangs in the balance. It is disheartening to see that there are no signs of both nations involved being willing to come to the table and discuss cease-fire terms. The longer this war continues, the more lives will be shattered, and the harder it will be to bring lasting peace to the region.

Moreover, the financial burden of the Ukraine war falls on not only the affected countries but also the international community. America and its allies are supplying a significant amount of money and weaponry to support Ukraine, which inevitably costs the hardworking US taxpaying citizens. This is not a sustainable situation and calls for urgent action to bring an end to the conflict through diplomatic means. It is high time for the nations involved to prioritize peaceful negotiations and find a resolution that can put an end to the suffering and expenditure associated with the Ukraine war.


The Restaurant Association of Texas works for it,s members 

Editorial .

 NATO"NO" response to Zelensky request for Ukraine Nato membership will  prolong the Ukraine war.



 NATO is meeting in Vilnius Lithuania from 11-12  of July 2023 and has outrightly  said   no to the immediate admission of Ukraine into the defense alliance , stopping the alliance from getting directly into the Russia-Ukraine  war .

  Ukraine president Zelensky is frustrated with the alliance and does not understand why those who give Ukriane financial resources and weapons of war cannot immediately admit Ukriane into NATO and engage Russia on behalf of a new  NATO member if Ukraine was admitted immediatly .

 The strategic decision not to admit Ukraine immediately will prolong the war with unknown consequences for Ukriane .

    Ukraine has been asked to make certain reforms before it is admitted into NATO and the other NATO members do not think now is the right time to admit UKRAINE .




  11Th of July 2023 


US congress woman Shieler Jackson Lee , representing the 18th congressional district does not promote crimes by minorities nor work agaisnt police and Houston police department or police in the country .

   Those who have not covered her in Washington and other parts of the country are using just excepts of speeches she has made as it concerns bad policing and need for reforms .

   She was part of the Houston leadership that promoted the movement called " is it worth it " which told blacks and other minorities to always stop and think before they commit crimes especially against police officers .

     Shieler Jackson Lee has always been by the side of HPD , working with chief Art Arcevado and presently Troy Finner to make sure that Washington makes money for what they need to better secure and police the city she represents in congress .

      Many republican political leaders condemned the injustice that was done to George Floyd and asked for Justice to be done , including reforming the police systems and Shieler Jackson Lee joined them . She beleives that a good leader should always have an objective view to the issues . She has been tough on her own followers as it relates to crimes . She will be a great mayor as it relates to crime , holding all incluiding the police, Houstonians  and the system accountable . 


Texas restaurant association holds conference and Show , with vendors exhibiting their products and services at the George Brown convention center Down Town Houston .

  Memebrship in the organization provides members with  Network opportunities at local , regional and federal levels . They protect their members  through fight for better legislation or pro restaurant business laws, help them advance in their businesses and provide education and training.


Global oil and gas companies are ready for clean energy production in a  transition that protects middle and low income countries .

The African group in the African forum during the last off shore conference at the NRG stadium told the world to leave Africa alone so that they can use their abundance of fossil fuel to develop their countries and not to be dictated to by the western European countries and their energy companies .

Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo who addressed the energy leaders , told them to calm down and look at the republican leaning governors and what the conservative oil producing chief executive officers were saying and doing .

Many of the major oil and gas producing countries in the West have operations in Africa and other low and middele income countries and are ready to work with leadership in those countries for energy transition that takes into consideration their specificity . The leaders agree that the is no one strategy that fits all in place .



Polls taken recently in the USA Show that president Biden is lossing in many parameters to former president Donald Trump , in a head to head march up because of his age and many gaffes the president makes  .

Biden opponents say he makes alot of gaffes when speaking and confuses the nation of Ukraine with that of Iraq and or Iran .

 It must be noted that former president Bush was also in the habit of gaffes and mistaking other nations for Iran or Iraq.

   President Biden  is the oldest American sitting president seeking relection contrary to many in the political parties in the USA including Liberals , Green , Socialist , Democratic , Republican and others who want him to go because of his age .

    Former president Donald Trump is facing similar challenges and accusation like Biden about age .

 The younger members of the republican party who have shown interest in the presidential elections primaries are doing poorly with age advantage not helping them in the polls .

     Many in the democratic party are also of the opinion that the age of presdient Biden may work agaisnt him in the presidenial elections in 2024 .




Harris county District Attorney Kim OGG is giving corrupt politicians in Houston and other cities sleepless nights as they fear she will help send them to prison for Covid 19 contract corruption and other crimes  .

It must be noted  that regional Texas senator Whitmire has  said he is campaigning against Status quo in the Houston 2023 mayoral elections for November or December as the case may be .

Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson calls on USA politicians to respect the rights of political association of others and stop the dangerous manipulations and intrigues .

American politics is now loaded with polarisation , satanic accusations and intrigues by those who must use race , religion , sex , bigotry and other vices to gain and or remain in political positions . People in their seventies are making noise  all over the place , desiring to usurp that which they had when they were younger .

   America is once more teaching the world the bad example of older people hanging on political offices and positions .

  Republicans and democrats are demonizing others in the political parties of their choice because they know many Americans come to political local entry level  positions without a bachelors degree and ignorant in the most part  .Counter accusation of corruption and vote stealing ,and  political corruption as Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton says is disgusting  .


National Federation Of The Blind Empowers Members To Live With Blindness At Convention 2023


Huge numbers celebrate Christ at the 3th Siervor Fest .

Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson says the USA needs Revival .

- The number of new Church plants in the united states is very high but the impact is not felt in the communities as the crime rates continue to rise and other vices which are less observed when the is true church growth and evangelism soar.

  Genuine revival is required in the USA that follows the strategies of taking cities for Christ .

USA Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action in College admissions .


The United states Supreme court  with Chief justice John Roberts writting the majority opinion has stroke down the affirmative action policies in college admissions that made it possible for certain minorities like court justice Clarence Thomas to go to  Yale law school . Justice Ketanji Brown and President Biden opose the decision .

   By Dr Ntuba , Akwo  Thompson 

Judges,Prosecutors,Drug court workers and Addiction 

 One health practitioners will continue to play a major role in Global health and Pandemic Response .

     Those who met at the One health summit during the just ended annual conference of the American society for microbiology showed what was happening at the Agha Khan foundation and the European one health institutions .

    Zoonosis brought together human and animal health workers with evironmental engineers and environmental health experts to address certain microbial issues with animals and or humans acting as vectors .

 Though certain scientists are still of the opinion that Sars Cov 2 came from a Chinese laboratory leak , experts at the Microbe 2023 said it was unlikely and that all the genuine science points to animal origin .

    That only shows the interconnectedness  between animals , humans and environment calling for innovation , engagement and Equity so that all global players can contribute in microbe networks and sharing of data .

    The World health organization working with it,s 194 member states and partner organizations continue to work to make sure that the Pandemic accord or treaty draft is ready for adoption by the 77th World health assembly in Geneva Switzerland in May 2024 .

    The is promise as the Global microbial community continues to explore the relationship between Microbes and Climate change .



Out and proud .

The gay community in Houston and local leaders came out in Huge numbers to celebrate in the 2023 Pride parade .

2023 Pride Parade interviews

Healthndevelopment magazine was out on Saturday 6/25/2023 in Down Town Houston to talk with those who particpated in the pride parade .Leaders of the Houston Health department made it clear that stigmatization of the community was not their mandate but communicating , informing and educating all to get tested and vaccinated against certain diseases . 

   The new president and c.e. o or executive director of Allie [former Aids foundation of Houston ] talked about the need for empowerment and poverty alevation programs and initiatives because to him Hiv/aids and Poverty are related .

     The younger ladies had a message for religious people who judge them and have condemned them to hell for their sexual orientation .

      A male ally said he had relatives who are Gay and is out to support and encourage them . 

HealthnDevelopment magazine has informed , communicated and educated audiences  for close to two decades through Photojournalism .

Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson has travelled to many countries in Europe , Africa and the majority states and cities in Northern America especially the USA cataloguing major health and development events and initiatives . 

USA Congress Man Al Green joins Nigerian leadership in Diaspora USA Houston Texas to fight agaisnt police brutality and abuses of Human rights in Nigeria Africa .

Human rights abuses around the world remian a global health and welfare issue .

The American Dental Association annual conference elected a Woman as president Elect .



France is hosting the Global financial pact summit .

France is hosting presidents of certain nations including Nigeria,s Tinubu to study and sign a new global fiancial pact that helps certain low and middle income countries affected fianancially by Covid 19 pandemic , climate change for more financial support and investments . 

Former president Donald Trump unaffected by indictments .

The former president of the United states , Donald Trump continues to lead in polls among opponents for the primaries in the Republican party for president of the USA 2024.

The indictments in New York state and the federal indictment related to illegal possession of classified  federal government documents with USA secrets have not hurt Trump in the polls .

Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson says Energy companies should do more in their carbon capture , and storage initiatives .


Houston mayoral elections campaigns : Senator John Whitmir launches officially .

The 76th World Health Assembly or wha76 ended in Geneva Switzerland with member states  working in plenaries and comittees a and b .

  Some of the 10 new members elected to the executive committee are cameroon and ukraine .

    Deliberations on the pandemic accord were great though lots of misunderstandings were observed , with certain nations falsely believing that their soveriegn rights will be undermined .

  The member states decided to increse the finanacial contributions from member states .


Senator John Whitmir officially launched his campaign for mayor of the city of Houston at the Astros minute maid park on the 6/10/2023 in the presence of many suporters some of who are congress woman Sylvia Garcia ,Kim Ogg .

  He promised to tackle some of the issues and problems that Houston has like crime .


Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo says the United states will benefit from a healthy cooperation with China instead of dealing  with  the Asian giant as a rival nation .

Mayor Sylvester Turner says State Take over of HISD is Undemocratic and Destructive .

The charismatic mayor of Houston , Honorable Sylvester Turner addressed councilors of the City of Houston local government and the press on Wednesday 3/1/2023 on what he called rumors coming from Texas assembly members of another attempt of the state to take over the running of the Houston independent School district .

  The state will have to repalce all the elected board members and appoint a new boss who may not be from Houston the mayor said .

   Some councilors including Matha Castex -Tatum defended the mayor in saying no to the move .

    The protem mayor Martin told the press that he has not studied the issue and will not comment on it as of said day . 

 by Dr Akwo Ntuba Thompson .  3/2/2023


The world health organization continues to caution the world on the existence of Covid 19 and the need for people to get their complete vaccinations and boosters if they can afford them .

   Sars Cov 2 has contributed to the death of many millions around the world and people are called to observe the public health measures that keep them protected from the virus and it,s health consequences .





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