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Opinion: Ending Child Marriage - What Difference Can a Summit Make?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov 26 (IPS) - The long-awaited African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage is here.

Asia Wants Paris Climate Talks to Tackle Historic Emissions and Make Some Real Change

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW DELHI, India, Nov 22 (IPS) - On a late Friday afternoon as choking smog descended on the Indian Capital, Francois Richier, the French ambassador to India , took some hard questions from scores of journalists about the upcoming climate change talks in Paris this month.

Where Technology and Medicine Meet in Rural Zambia

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 20 (IPS) - When health officer Kennedy Mulenga was faced with a male patient developing breasts at the remote Ngwerere Clinic 30km north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, he logged onto Virtual Doctors to get help solving the medical mystery.

Opinion: China’s New South-South Funds – a Global Game Changer?

Monday, November 16, 2015

GENEVA, Nov 16 (IPS) - South-South cooperation is usually seen as a poor second fiddle to North-South aid in the world of development assistance. Indeed, developing countries' policy makers themselves insist that South-South cooperation can only supplement but not replace North-South cooperation.

Drinking Water Shortages Plague Pakistan Region

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 15 (IPS) - "We have to purchase water from the municipalities for our daily use. The water column has gone too deep and it is hard to pump out the commodity," said Muhammad Shakir, a resident of Hayatabad, an upscale town in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Gay Cruising Spots a Challenge for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Cuba

Friday, November 13, 2015

HAVANA, Nov 13 (IPS) - When night falls, young men can be seen sitting on a dismantled bus stop on a remote hill far from the centre of the Cuban capital. Later they climb uphill to have sex with other men in the thick forest.

Acute Malnutrition: A Community Fights Back

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DHARNI, India, Nov 12 (IPS) - In the semi-darkness of her hut in Berdaballa, a forest village 610 km northeast of Mumbai, 28-year old Babita Mavaskar sat with her newborn baby boy watching him checked by a paramedic in an important antenatal exam. After about 20 minutes the health worker emerged from the shelter and made a big announcement, "All is well. Everything, the weight, temperature and height … is normal."

Opinion: From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Monday, November 09, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 09 (IPS) - Mandera in northeastern Kenya, has often been described as "the worst place on earth to give birth." Mandera's maternal mortality ratio stands at 3,795 deaths per 100,000 live births, almost double that of wartime Sierra Leone at 2,000 deaths per 100,000 live births.

How Climate Change Threatens Zambia’s Already Fragile Nutrition Record

Saturday, October 31, 2015

PEMBA, Southern Zambia, Oct 31 (IPS) - It is slightly after 10 o'clock in the morning and 48-year-old Felix Muchimba of Siamuleya village in Pemba district has just finished having breakfast – a traditional drink called Chibwantu, made of maize meal and grit.

Opinion: Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals

Friday, October 30, 2015

AMMAN, Oct 30 (IPS) - The 193 member states of the United Nations have adopted an ambitious 15-year sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Global Goals.

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