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In India, an Indoor Health Crisis

Thursday, March 05, 2015

SRINAGAR, India, Mar 05 (IPS) - For years, Kehmli Devi, a middle-aged woman from the village of Chachadeth in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, has prepared her family's meals on a wood-burning stove.

World Misses Its Potential by Excluding 50 Per Cent of Its People

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The meeting is billed as one of the biggest single gatherings of women activists under one roof.

Opinion: Eco-efficient Crop and Livestock Production for Nicaraguan Farmers

Thursday, March 05, 2015

MANAGUA, Mar 05 (IPS) - For Roberto Pineda, a smallholder farmer in the Somotillo municipality of Nicaragua, his traditional practice after each harvest was to cut down and burn all crop residues on his land, a practice known as "slash-and-burn" agriculture.

Opinion: Bridging the Gap - How the SDG Fund is Paving the Way for a Post-2015 Agenda

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September's Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.

Opinion: Reforming Mental Health in India

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 04 (IPS) - India is not only poised for greatness, some say it is already on its way. The events that have shaped the nation's dialogue over the past month showcase an India with a bold vision – to transform industry, to close the gap on inequality and ultimately, to redefine its place as a leader among the world.

Tackling Ebola: Give Autonomy to Local African Communities, Says International Rescue Committee

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 03 (IPS) - Recommendations on how to eradicate Ebola and avoid future outbreaks were released in a report on Tuesday by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Opinion: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 03 (IPS) - If we look at the headlines or the latest horrifying YouTube clip, Mar. 8 – International Women's Day – may seem a bad time to celebrate equality for women.

Environmental Damage to Gaza Exacerbating Food Insecurity

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BEIT LAHIYA, Northern Gaza Strip, Mar 01 (IPS) - Extensive damage to Gaza's environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year's war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.

Farm Projects Boost Bangladeshi Women, Children

Sunday, March 01, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women in Bangladesh are carving healthier, wealthier futures for themselves and their children – and they have chicken eggs and pineapples to thank.

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