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  1. Women and Malnutrition in Africa

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    NEW DELHI and PHILADELPHIA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Undernutrition is widespread and a key reason for poor child health in many developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth, that is, severely reduced height-for-age relative to their growth potential. Stunting is a result of periods of undernutrition in early childhood, and it has been found to have a series of adverse long-term effects in those who survive childhood. It is negatively associated with mental development, human capital accumulation, adult health, and with economic productivity and income levels in adulthood.

  2. Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called "hyena" like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.

  3. Stopping Child Marriage Forever

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 (IPS) - The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he'd arranged for their daughter.

  4. Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    SEOUL/NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (IPS) - Experts on population ageing converged in Seoul this week to discuss how to make reaching one's "golden years" a happy and sustainable process across the world.

  5. Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe’s Health Services?

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 (IPS) - On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before.

  6. Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert.

  7. Let’s Harness the Egalitarian Spirit of Sport for Global Cohesion

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 (IPS) - 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.

    In his message to the world the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres remarked"When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world".

  8. Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace”

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively.

  9. Innovation for Climate-Smart Agriculture Key to Ending Hunger in Kenya

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 (IPS) - Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya's food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource depletion set to pose even greater risks in the long term.

  10. Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 20 (IPS) - On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country's Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believe that the United States had not.

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