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  1. The World Made Promises to Women and Girls, We Must Fulfil Them

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 (IPS) - Ambassador Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary (Minister), of Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1994 the International Conference and Population and Development (ICPD) was hosted in Cairo by the Government of Egypt. Twenty-five years later, Kenya is ready to convene the ICPD "Nairobi Summit" in November 2019.

  2. Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (IPS) - Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots.

  3. Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk.

    Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, ‘Families and Climate Action'.

  4. Opting In: The Value of Vaccines

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 01 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage speaks to WHO's Coordinator of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation DR. ANN LINDSTRAND on the challenges of immunisation and the way forward.

    Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world's progress on immunisation is now being threatened.

  5. Terror and Religion

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 29 (IPS) - Just before nine o´clock in the morning of April 21st, Christians in Sri Lanka were in their churches peacefully celebrating Easter Sunday, while tourists were waking up in their hotel rooms. Suddenly explosions blasted three churches and three hotels. Among the ruins lay hundreds of wounded people, as well as 253 corpses of men, women and children. They had been killed and maimed because some fellow human beings believed they acted in God´s name and out of promises of an unproven, heavenly bliss if they killed themselves after obliterating people they did not know; sowing death, lifelong suffering and sorrow.

  6. Improving the Lives of Millions of Mothers and Children

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    PEMBA, Zambia, Apr 26 (IPS) - It is slightly after 3pm on a hot Wednesday afternoon in Chipata district, eastern Zambia, and a group of women are gathering for a meeting. It is Elizabeth Tembo's turn to stand amongst the the other mothers like her and share key lessons on nutrition.

  7. Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - "Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz's research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

  8. Revealed - A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 (IPS) - Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo is Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)*

    The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world's highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke.

  9. Q&A: 607 Island Atolls Means it Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians

    Monday, April 08, 2019

    POHNPEI, Apr 08 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Stella Paul interviews MARCUS SAMO Assistant Secretary in Micronesia's Department of Health Services.

    During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased.

  10. Missing Data & Inefficient Drug Distribution Tops List of Micronesia’s Leprosy Challenges

    Monday, April 08, 2019

    POHNPEI, Apr 08 (IPS) - It's a good day for Dexter, a 25-year-old fisherman from Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. He's just been told that he is cured of leprosy.

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