News headlines for “Human Population”, page 6

  1. Eradicating Leprosy in Mozambique, a Complicated Task

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    NAMPULA PROVINCE, Mozambique, Jul 28 (IPS) - It takes Faurito António, 42, from Lalaua district, Nampula Province, two hours to reach his nearest health centre in order to receive the drugs necessary for his treatment of leprosy. António, whose foot has become affected by the muscle weakness that occurs when leprosy goes untreated, says this long walk while ill is the reason why many don't continue treatment - which can take between six to 12 months.

  2. Latin American Migrants Targeted by Trafficking Networks

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

  3. No Time to Slow Down While HIV/AIDS is Threatening a New Generation

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 (IPS) - Dr Chewe Luo is Global Chief of HIV/AIDS for UNICEF.

    As the 22nd International AIDS Conference wraps up in Amsterdam, I can't help but reflect on how far we have come on this journey with the AIDS epidemic.

  4. Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - Better and prolonged education can bring down high rates of illiteracy, sexual abuse and early marriage among girls.

  5. Benin - the Launchpad and Home for African Migrants

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Jul 26 (IPS) - Last year, Mohamed Keita returned home to Mali after living and working in Libya for six years. Eighteen months ago he was arrested by security forces in Libya as he and other migrants tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe via a makeshift boat. After spending six months in jail, which traumatised him, he was transported back to Mali.

    But as soon as he arrived he immediately knew that it would be difficult for him to stay put.

  6. Bringing Health Microinsurance to Kenyans via Mobile Phone

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 26 (IPS) - Lauren Braniff & Michel Hanouch, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor. The CGAP, which is housed at the World Bank, is a global partnership of more than 30 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion.Households in developing countries spent $148 billion out-of-pocket for healthcare expenses in 2015, and each year 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the high cost of healthcare.

  7. Half of the Young People from Poor Central American Neighbourhoods Want to Migrate

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    San Jose, Jul 25 (IPS) - La Carpio is an island of poverty on the outskirts of Costa Rica's capital, surrounded by the country's most polluted waters – the Torres River - on one side and a massive garbage dump on the other.

  8. HIV-TB Connection: Key to Ending Infections

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    LONDON, Jul 24 (IPS) - Tom Maguire is the Communications Manager at RESULTS UK.

    A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  9. Support of Influential World Leaders Not Enough to End Rohingya Crisis

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    DHAKA, Jul 19 (IPS) - Despite having the strong support of influential global leaders, Bangladesh has ‘missed' the opportunity to mobilise the world's superpowers and place pressure on Myanmar to allow for the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.

  10. How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 (IPS) - David Bryden is the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS. He coordinates US advocacy, and co-chairs the TB Roundtable.

    Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.

    Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space.

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