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  1. Business Unusual will Drive Africa’s Quest to achieve Health Care for All

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 05 (IPS) - Africa's quest for health continues to be held back by a combination of factors such as natural disasters and pandemics, prevailing high rates of communicable and rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, sedentary lifestyles, road accidents and greater population mobility.

  2. Survival of Indigenous Tribes in Bangladesh Starts at School

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    CHATRA, Bangladesh, Feb 05 (IPS) - Just before sundown on Jan. 30, a group of women day labourers from the Shantal indigenous community are in a rush to wind up their work harvesting potatoes in a field in the village of Boldipukur, some 15 km away from Rangpur district in northern Bangladesh.

  3. Healthy Nutrition Spreads in El Salvador’s Schools

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    ATIQUIZAYA, El Salvador, Feb 05 (IPS) - Eating healthy and nutritious food in schools in El Salvador is an effort that went from a pilot plan to a well-entrenched programme that has now taken off.

  4. Climate Change is Hurting Children the Most: Here is How to Protect Them

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    Feb 02 (IPS) - In the United States, the 21 young people who are plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. United States will soon make their case against the government for failing to take action against climate change. Similar lawsuits have been filed in countries including PortugalIndiaand Pakistan.

  5. The Potential of School Meals to Change the Nutrition Landscape in Africa

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    Feb 02 (IPS) - Tackling malnutrition is essential for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and will be critical for the African continent to reach its full development potential.

  6. Impact of Climate Change on Karachi May be One of Pakistan’s Biggest Threats

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 02 (IPS) - Historically a small fishing village, Karachi has now turned into Pakistan's biggest commerce and industrial center that generates about half of the country's tax revenue.

  7. Wars, Crises and Catastrophes Drive Immigration to Brazil

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 02 (IPS) - The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela's political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main driving factors behind the recent waves of immigration to Brazil.

  8. Gender Empowerment: What Will You Do in 2018 to make a Change?

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb 01 (IPS) - In the last year, a women's rights tidal wave flooded the world: over 4 million people marched in the first "Women's March" in January 2017and over a million marched a year laterfrom Washington DC to New York, from Sydney to Osaka, and from Rome to Nairobi.

  9. Climate-Related Disasters Cost Nearly $400 Billion in 2017

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - I am pleased to be with you at this important and timely summit on climate risk and to discuss the opportunities that are there for us to seize through decisive climate action.

  10. Are Grants For Losers?

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Jan 31 (IPS) - Mark Ritchie, former Minnesota Secretary of State and former president of the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, sent Felix an email about a very interesting interview with Kevin Watkins, the CEO of Save the Children Fund (UK). The interview and commentary was by Russell Hargrave in devex: "Save the Children CEO on a new era of competition for aid".

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