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  1. Rise of Teenage Pregnancy Deters Development Goals

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Dec 19 (IPS) - A few years ago, someone shared a video with me that deeply impacted me. It was called "The Girl Effect". In three minutes, the video demonstrates the fate of millions of girls and teenagers around the world.

  2. Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub -Saharan Africa

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Dec 19 (IPS) - Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate based-diets also contribute to productivity losses and reduced educational attainment and income. Consequently, micronutrient malnutrition is currently the most critical for food and nutritional security problem as most diets are often deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. In Tanzania, for example, most rural and urban households consume mainly staples as their main food, which are high in carbohydrates, but low in micronutrients and vitamins. Staple food items increase energy availability but do not improve nutritional outcomes if not consumed together with micro-nutrient rich foods.

  3. Venezuela’s Oil Industry Is Falling Apart

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    CARACAS, Dec 19 (IPS) - Corruption in the Venezuelan state oil industry, denounced by the government itself, and with former ministers and senior managers behind bars, is the latest evidence that, in the country with the largest oil reserves on the planet, the industry on which the economy depends is falling apart.

  4. Long Maligned for Deforestation, Charcoal Emerges from the Shadows

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    CHOMA, Zambia, Dec 18 (IPS) - "We have various financial obligations that push us to charcoal making. Top on the list is farming inputs and school fees," explains Arclay Moonga, a charcoal producer and chairperson of the recently formed Choma District Charcoal Association in Southern Zambia.

  5. Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    WASHINTON DC, Dec 18 (IPS) - Without reliable access to water, human beings cannot survive. Yet 3 out of 10 people do not have a safely managed water supply, and 6 out of 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Over 2 billion people drank water that was fecally contaminated in 2015, and the World Bank estimates that the annual cost of poor sanitation is in excess of $260 billion annually.

  6. Our Right of Passage Should be Safe Migration, Not Leaky Boats

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    GENEVA, Dec 18 (IPS) - "I'm a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite." Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017.

  7. No Health Protection for Migrant-Women Healthcare Givers

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    ROME, Dec 18 (IPS) - While the media may be attracted by images of migrants drowning or sold as slaves, another flagrant but lesser-known drama is that of care workers, who are overwhelmingly women, often migrants, and who make a very large contribution to global public health, but are exposed to great health risks themselves with little or no protection, let alone basic labour rights.

  8. Helping Nepal by Working Abroad

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    Dec 18 (IPS) - Only a few millimeters of corrugated metal keeps us apart from the advancing dusk.

  9. Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 (IPS) - Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh's Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.

  10. Using Data to Combat Prejudice Against Immigrants

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 16 (IPS) - What are the contributions of migrants to trade, to the economy of their countries of destination and origin? This is an angle that is generally ignored in the international debate on the subject, which usually focuses more on issues such as the incidence of foreigners in crime or unemployment.

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