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The ‘Public’ in Public Health

Monday, May 22, 2017


The discourse must move beyond a top-down approach to listen to the people and formulate best insurance practices

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey

Friday, May 19, 2017

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 (IPS) - Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Thursday, May 18, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (IPS) - Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was killed in the conflict, but she refused to submit to despair and dependency on her parents.

Mapping and Responding to Climate-Induced Migration

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - As the world focuses on conflict-related migration and displacement, with an unprecedented 60 million fleeing from war and persecution, others are pointing to a less discussed trigger of population movements: climate change.

Kenya’s Drought: Response Must Be Sustainable, Not Piecemeal

Monday, May 15, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - A malnutrition emergency. Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. UNICEF reports a significant increase in severe acute malnutrition. Nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016.

Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialisation in Africa

Friday, May 12, 2017

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 12 (IPS) - No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, which contributes 16.2% of the GDP of Africa, and gives some form of employment to over 60% of the population, holds the key to accelerated growth, diversification and job creation for African economies.

Who Are the Best ‘Eaters’ and How to Use Eggplants as a Toothbrush

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ROME, May 11 (IPS) - The news is this: Japan is a global model for healthy diets and it currently has the lowest rate of obesity among developed countries--below four per cent. This is on the one hand. On the other, African eggplant gorongo is often used as toothbrush.

Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives in Disasters - We must not miss the opportunity to set this right

Thursday, May 11, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and redress deadly exclusion.

Falling Between the Sun-Scorched Gaps: Drought Highlights Ethiopia’s IDP Dilemma

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GODE, Ethiopia, May 10 (IPS) - Displaced pastoralists gather around newly arrived drums of brown water as a water truck speeds off to make further deliveries to settlements that have sprung up along the main road running out of Gode, one of the major urban centers in Ethiopia's Somali region.

Towards a Global Role for ACP?

Sunday, May 07, 2017

BRUSSELS, May 07 (IPS) - The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met this week in Brussels for the 105th Session of its Council of Ministers to discuss the key question of how these 79 countries could play a more effective role for their own citizens and in the international arena.

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