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Anti-Gay Legislation Could Defeat Goal to End AIDS in Zimbabwe by 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HARARE, Dic 18 (IPS) - Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.

Nigeria struggles to care for its adolescents living with HIV

Monday, December 15, 2014

, Dic 15 (IPS) - HIV among teenagers is devastating families in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, where AIDS has become the No. 1 killer of adolescents.

Filipino Children Make Gains on Paper, But Reality Lags Behind

Monday, December 15, 2014

MANILA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Mae Baez sees some of the darkest sides of communications technology.

OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

Afghan Concern Over Western Disengagement

Thursday, December 11, 2014

KABUL, Dic 11 (IPS) - The U.S./NATO International Security Assistance Force Joint Command lowered its flag for the last time in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, after 13 years. The ISAF mission officially ends on Dec. 31, and will be replaced on Jan. 1, 2015 by "Resolute Support", a new, narrow-mandate mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.

OPINION: The Role of the Media and Visibility for Malnutrition Around the World

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ROME, Dic 10 (IPS) - The vast international and national media impact of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held in Rome from Nov. 19 to 21, demonstrated the growing interest that nutritional problems are arousing worldwide, primarily because the media themselves are increasingly reporting issues related to poverty and exclusion.

Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.

Marginalised Communities Warn of AIDS/TB “Tragedy” in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

KIEV, Dic 09 (IPS) - Marginalised communities and civil society groups helping them are warning of a "tragedy" in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) as international funding for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) programmes in the regions is cut back.

U.N.'s 17 Sustainable Development Goals Remain Intact

Thursday, December 04, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has refused to jettison any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by an Open Working Group of member states: goals aimed at launching the U.N.'s new post-2015 development agenda through 2030.

Football Stars Join ‘Africa United’ Campaign to Stop Spread of Ebola

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dic 03 (IPS) - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has joined a number of football stars, celebrities, international health organisations and corporations in the ‘Africa United' global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

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