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What is Missing on the Global Health Front?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GENEVA, Jun 21 (IPS) - The last World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva (23-28 May) discussed the manifold global health crises that require urgent attention, and adopted resolutions to act on many issues. We are currently facing many global health related challenges, and as such multiple actions must be taken urgently to prevent these crises from boiling over.

Asia’s Rising Prosperity, Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MANILA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Asia's economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the cities in search of prosperity. These trends are not expected to abate.

Building Africa's Energy Grid Can Be Green, Smart and Affordable

Thursday, June 16, 2016

PEMBA, Zambia, Jun 16 (IPS) - It's just after two p.m. on a sunny Saturday and 51-year-old Moses Kasoka is seated outside the grass-thatched hut which serves both as his kitchen and bedroom.

Soil Degradation Threatens Nutrition in Latin America

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SANTIAGO, Jun 15 (IPS) - Curbing soil degradation is essential for ecological sustainability and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Drought Dries Up Money from Honey

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 15 (IPS) - "It is everything" is how smallholder farmer Nyovane Ndlovu describes beekeeping, which has long been an alternative sweet source of income for drought-beaten farmers in Zimbabwe.

Climate-Proofing Agriculture Must Take Centre Stage in African Policy

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

KIGALI, Rwanda, Jun 14 (IPS) - After over a year of extreme weather changes across the world, causing destruction to homes and lives, 2015-16 El Niño has now come to an end.

Seeds for Supper as Drought Intensifies in South Madagascar

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BEKILY, Madagascar, Jun 14 (IPS) - Havasoa Philomene did not have any maize when the harvesting season kicked off at the end of May since like many in the Greater South of Madagascar, she had already boiled and eaten all her seeds due to the ongoing drought.

Political Contests Must not Push Kenya Over the Precipice Again

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 (IPS) - Kenyans, and friends of Kenya, are once again hoping that the five-yearly ritual of elections will not take the form of widespread ethnic violence and destruction of property. However, recent intransigent positions over the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) are a cause for apprehension and concern.

Bougainville Women Turn Around Lives of ‘Lost Generation’

Monday, June 13, 2016

HAKO, Buka Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Jun 13 (IPS) - Finding a sense of identity and purpose, as well as employment are some of the challenges facing youths in post-conflict Bougainville, an autonomous region in eastern Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Islands.

Water Scarcity Could Impact West Asian Credit Ratings

Thursday, June 09, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 09 (IPS) - Water scarcity, conflict and refugee exodus is the strongest megatrend in West Asia, indicating the status of current trends and how these factors may shape the future, according to UN Environment Programme's sixth Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6 Regional Assessment for West Asia released May 2016.

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