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  1. World Health Organisation’s New Effort Can Help End Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    ABUJA, Aug 19 (IPS) - Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched global consultations for a new Roadmap on how to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The roadmap would help achieve universal health coverage by 2030, address health emergencies and promote healthier populations.

  2. Addressing Gender & Protection Issues During Humanitarian Emergencies

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    PORT VILA, Vanuatu, Aug 19 (IPS) - Vanuatu is among the world's ‘most at-risk’ countries to natural disasters. In the last 12 months alone, the country has faced multiple volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, cyclone and tsunami.

  3. The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    BEIRUT, Aug 19 (IPS) - To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.

  4. How Tibet Doubled its Life Expectancy

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    LHASA, Aug 19 (IPS) - Tibet's complicated typography means that the terrain is not easy for its people. Whilst the country is breathtaking, one incredible story about Tibet is that of the dramatic socio-economic changes the region has undergone.

  5. A Key Role for 1.8 Billion Youth in UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is convinced that the world's 1.8 billion adolescents and youth—a quarter of the global population—have a key role to play in helping implement the UN's 2030 Development Agenda.

  6. Establishing a Science & Technology Park is No Walk in the Park

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    BANGKOK, Aug 16 (IPS) - The success of Silicon Valley has been inspirational for many countries worldwide wishing to establish science and technology parks. In Asia, successful science and technology parks can be found in many economies, including China, Japan and Thailand.

  7. Forests, Food & Farming Next Frontier in Climate Emergency

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    TORONTO, Canada, Aug 16 (IPS) - The special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  on climate and land, launched last week, makes it clear that without drastic changes in land use, agriculture and human diets, we will fall significantly short of targets to hold global temperature rise below 1.5°C. 

  8. Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 16 (IPS) - Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg - a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil.

  9. Women Pastoralists Feel Heat of Climate Change

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 14 (IPS) - For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer and more intense heatwaves, and other extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.  But for women pastoralists—livestock farmers in the semi-arid lands of Kenya—climate change has forced drastic changes to everyday life, including long and sometimes treacherous journeys to get water.

  10. Mexican Women Use Sunlight Instead of Firewood or Gas to Cook Meals

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    VILLA DE ZAACHILA, Mexico, Aug 13 (IPS) - Reyna Díaz cooks beans, chicken, pork and desserts in her solar cooker, which she sets up in the open courtyard of her home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of this town in southwestern Mexico.

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