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  1. Old Age Is a Curse in India

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Aug 21 (IPS) - The swift descent of the elderly in India into non-communicable diseases could have various disastrous consequences.Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth.

  2. New Relationship Evolves Between Society and Energy in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    SOUSA, Brazil, Aug 21 (IPS) - "We want to make history," agreed the teachers at the Chiquinho Cartaxo Comprehensive Technical Citizen School. They are the first to teach adolescents about generating power from bad weather in the semi-arid Northeast region of Brazil.

  3. Poverty-Stricken Communities in Ghana are Restoring Once-Barren Land

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    GARU and TEMPANE, Ghana, Aug 20 (IPS) - In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and for kilometres around there is nothing but barren, dry earth. Here, in some areas, it is not uncommon for half the female population to migrate to the country's south in search of work, often taking their young children with them.

  4. IPS Mourns the Passing of Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - Dear Nane Annan & Family,

    The IPS family would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of a husband, a father, a global statesman. As journalists, we find that few words can express our deep loss for a man who personalised and lived the vision and truth of a just and equal world.

  5. Outcry over Use of Water for Electricity Generation in Mexico

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 18 (IPS) - One of the fears of the people of the Sierra Huasteca mountains in the state of San Luis Potosi in northeast Mexico is the construction of combined cycle power plants, which would threaten the availability of water.

  6. Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Editor of Down to Earth magazine in New Delhi.

    The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it's like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)'s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

  7. How Ghana’s Rapid Population Growth Could Become an Emergency and Outpace Both Food Production and Economic Growth

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    ACCRA and DONKORKROM, Ghana, Aug 17 (IPS) - Paul Ayormah and his fellow farmers make their way home after hours spent manually weeding a friend's one-acre maize farm in Ghana's Eastern Region.

    "Tomorrow it will be the turn of my maize farm," he tells IPS.

  8. Music: Nigeria’s New Cultural Export

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - It is a cold evening in Antwerp, Belgium's second-largest city, famous for diamonds, beer, art and high-end fashion. Inside a small restaurant, a mix of the latest American pop and rap—clearly enjoyed by diners—is playing on a radio. Nigerians Olalekan Adetiran and Adaobi Okereke, enjoying a kebab dinner, are startled when the radio begins playing the unmistakable "Ma Lo"—a catchy, midtempo and bass-laden song by popular Nigerian artistes Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.

  9. Joint Action Needed to Reform our Food System

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Aug 15 (IPS) - Carol Gribnau is director of the Hivos global Green Energy and Green Food programs.

    While participating in this year's High-level Political Forum (HLPF), one thing became crystal clear to me. Come 2030, we will not have healthy and affordable food if we continue with business as usual. But no one institution can single handedly change the course of our food system. The key to ensuring a sustainable food system is involving a diverse group of actors – from smallholder farmers to government – to generate ideas for change, together.

  10. Let Food Be Thy Medicine

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    BRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 (IPS) - Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

    When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And there were others too, who like Ateka eventually succumbed to severe malnutrition.

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