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Governments Band Together to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Saturday, September 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The looming threat of a world where even minor infections are deadly has led governments to commit to collective action against antibiotic resistance at the UN General Assembly earlier this week.

Myths, Secrets and Inequality Surround Ugandan Women's Sex Lives

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Jinja, UGANDA, Sep 11 (IPS) - Mambera Hellem tells her friends and neighbours about all forms of contraception, yet despite their high HIV risk she knows many of the women she speaks to will not use condoms.

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ROME, Aug 23 (IPS) - "Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink…

Smart Technologies Key to Youth Involvement in Agriculture

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BONN, Germany, Aug 23 (IPS) - She is only 24 and already running her father's farm with 110 milking cows. Cornelia Flatten sees herself as a farmer for the rest of her life.

Uruguay’s Victory over Philip Morris: a Win for Tobacco Control and Public Health

Monday, August 22, 2016

GENEVA, Aug 22 (IPS) - In a landmark decision that has been hailed as a victory of public health measures against narrow commercial interests, an international tribunal has dismissed a claim by tobacco giant company Philip Morris that the Uruguay government violated its rights by instituting tobacco control measures.

India's New Maternity Benefits Act Criticised as Elitist

Friday, August 19, 2016

NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (IPS) - The passage of the landmark Maternity Benefits Act 1961 by the Indian Parliament, which mandates 26 weeks of paid leave for mothers as against the existing 12, has generated more heartburn than hurrahs due to its skewed nature.

Deadly Yellow Fever Spreading, Amid Global Vaccine Shortages

Friday, August 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - As deadly yellow fever spreads to seven provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), new measures have been introduced to ensure that as many people as possible are immunised, despite global shortages of the yellow fever vaccine.

Dhaka Could Be Underwater in a Decade

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DHAKA, Aug 16 (IPS) - Like many other fast-growing megacities, the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka faces severe water and sanitation problems, chiefly the annual flooding during monsoon season due to unplanned urbanisation, destruction of wetlands and poor city governance.

Ethiopian Food Aid Jammed Up in Djibouti Port

Monday, August 15, 2016

DJIBOUTI CITY, Aug 15 (IPS) - Bags of wheat speed down multiple conveyor belts to be heaved onto trucks lined up during the middle of a blisteringly hot afternoon beside the busy docks of Djibouti Port.

False Promises: Avoid ‘Miracle’ Rice and Just Eat a Carrot

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NEW DELHI, Aug 10 (IPS) - Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015.

Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering.

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