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  1. How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 (IPS) - David Bryden is the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS. He coordinates US advocacy, and co-chairs the TB Roundtable.

    Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.

    Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space.

  2. Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 16 (IPS) - Vanita Suneja is Regional Advocacy Manager, South Asia, for WaterAid.

    In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I'd like to tell my grandchildren the story of how — once upon a time — the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world.

  3. Family Planning Is A Human Right

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world.

  4. Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 (IPS) - Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rightsfamily planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year's World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right.

  5. Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    KIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 10 (IPS) - Behailu Shiferaw is communications specialist for WaterAid in the East Africa region.

    To many of us, ‘keep out of the reach of children’ is a phrase we see printed on labels for medicines and chemicals. To mothers in Rweru Sector, Rwanda, it's a daily principle to live by.

  6. New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions

    Tuesday, July 03, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 03 (IPS) - DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.

    We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over from animal reservoirs.

  7. Declining Birth Rates Not Exclusive to Wealthy Nations

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 02 (IPS) - Countries do not have to be economically prosperous to move from a situation of high birth and death rates to low fertility and mortality rates.

    Education, social security, environments conducive to economic development and good value systems are what promote this, as evidenced by the recorded experiences of Asian countries as far apart as Japan and India.

  8. Fight Against Drug Consumption Needs Gender Specific Treatments

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - The World Drug Report 2018, launched this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health-care and legal solutions.

  9. Overly Bureaucratic Procedures and Long Waits Cuts off Support to 22 Million Yemenis

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    ROME, Jun 28 (IPS) - As Yemen's people struggle to survive amid what has been described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the stranglehold by both government coalition forces and rebels over the country's main ports of entry and distribution is cutting off a lifeline of support to 22 million people.

  10. Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard-- the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.

    Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that "nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018."

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