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  1. 'I Want my Kids to Know What a Rhino and Turtle Are' - #ClimateStrike Kids Say

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sep 20 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Crystal Oderson took to the streets in Cape Town, South Africa and chatted to children about the #ClimateStrike.From Nigeria, to Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to South Africa, thousands of African climate campaigners have taken to the streets joining millions globally for the global Climate Strike ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019, which starts in New York next week.

  2. Hiring for Inclusion

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, India, Sep 20 (IPS) - As companies begin to focus on hiring people with disabilities, we need to shape how they think and act on this interest.

  3. NYC Library Ditches Controversial Saudi Royal MBS’ Event

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - A New York library appeared to bow to pressure this week when it canceled an event that was being co-hosted by Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is accused of a range of human rights abuses.

  4. Calls for Reform, Research and Reorganisation in Leprosy Healthcare

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 12 (IPS) - Rachna Kumari of Munger in Eastern India's Bihar state is not yet 30. But she's already been married at 18, abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with leprosy and become an award-winning advocate of the disease. She has traversed a long road. And this week she undertook another step in her journey to fly to Manila, Philippines, as a delegate at the 20th International Leprosy Congress (ILC).

  5. 'Conference Emphasises Need for Partnerships to Create a World Without Leprosy'

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 11 (IPS) - Forty years ago, Yohei Sasakawa saw his father moved to tears after meeting and witnessing the suffering of people affected by leprosy – also known as Hansen's disease. Not only did the patients have a physical illness, but they also suffered from social exclusion and discrimination. It made the young Sasakawa vow to work for the elimination of leprosy from the world – just as his father had been doing.

  6. Let’s Get Climate Action into Traction with Gender Equality

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 (IPS) - Climate change is already altering the face of our planet. Research shows that we need to put all our efforts over the coming decade to limit warming to 1.5°C and mitigate the catastrophic risks posed by increased droughts, floods, and extreme weather events.

  7. Nothing For Us, Without Us - Hansen’s Disease-Affected Tell International Gathering

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 11 (IPS) - Stronger government action to fight stigma and discrimination, more government funding for health and non-health support programmes, and a larger role for people's organisations in developing policy towards Hansen's disease treatment and eradication are still needed for eliminating the disease.

  8. The Emergence of a Global Voice for Hansen’s Disease Affected Persons

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 10 (IPS) - The Global Forum of People's Organisations on Hansen's Disease, which was attended by members of people's organisations from 23 different countries, wrapped up in Manila, Philippines, today Sept. 10 after four days of discussion and deliberation.

    The main outcome was a set of recommendations, which included participants stating that those affected by the disease should have more inclusive roles in the global campaign against leprosy.

  9. 'Join Me on this Journey' to Eliminate Leprosy - WHO Ambassador

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 10 (IPS) - YOHEI SASAKAWA, World Health Organization's (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and chairperson of The Nippon Foundation, speaks to IPS correspondent Stella Paul about his decades long campaign to achieve zero leprosy and eliminate stigmatisation of those affected.

    Octogenarian Yohei Sasakawa has travelled to more than 90 countries across the globe; from areas of conflict, to the jungles of Brazil, shaking hands, hugging and washing the feet of Hansen's disease-affected people. His message is simple: Stop stigmatisation and eliminate the disease.

  10. Awareness Should be the Priority in Public Health Efforts against Leprosy

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 09 (IPS) - Increasing awareness of the continuing existence of Hansen's Disease (leprosy) is critical to sustaining effective public health efforts against the disease, eliminating the social stigma associated with it, and halting its transmission.

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