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  1. Leprosy Detection With a Personal Touch

    Sunday, March 03, 2019

    MANILA, Mar 03 (IPS) - Jennifer Quimno could put anyone at ease. So when she travels across the Philippines as part of peer to peer programme that helps identify new leprosy cases, people generally allow her to examine them.

  2. First Asian Leprosy Assembly Calls for Greater Social Inclusion for the Affected

    Sunday, March 03, 2019

    MANILA, Mar 03 (IPS) - Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Amar Bahadur Timalsina wasn't allowed to attend school as a young boy because he was affected by leprosy. But now, decades later, after treatment and being able to re-integrate into his community, Timalsina is proud to say that he is the principal of a school of 400 students.

  3. Leprosy Remains a Stubborn, Unseen Problem in the Philippines

    Saturday, March 02, 2019

    MANILA, Mar 02 (IPS) - The stubborn challenge of diagnosis and treatment of leprosy among difficult to reach populations in the Philippines should soon become easier with the rollout of a mobile app connecting field health workers with physicians and clinics.

  4. The Misconceptions of Contraception

    Friday, March 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 01 (IPS) - In light of rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies, governments are exploring ways to tackle taboos around condoms.

    In a new study, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reviews the availability and accessibility of condoms, hoping to dismantle potentially harmful misconceptions.

  5. A World Party

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    ROME, Feb 21 (IPS) - Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President Emeritus.

    I have been a member of the first international party: the Transnational Radical Party, founded in 1956 by Marco Pannella and Emma Bonino. Then in 1988, I was a witness of the large protest, in Berlin West, against the meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, a precursor of the “Battle of Seattle” in 1988, where 40.000 protesters disrupted the annual meeting of the two world’s financial institutions. I was even detained for a day by the police, even if was just a witness: my condition of foreigner made me automatically suspect.

  6. Reverse Engineering for SDGs

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    ROME, Feb 20 (IPS) - Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO. Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAO

    When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it is also a case of lost opportunities, especially for students who pursue higher education in agriculture. Here is why.

  7. Roma the Movie: The Hidden Drama of Domestic Workers

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 18 (IPS) - Romaa 2018 Mexican film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is currently on a triumphal journey through the world. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festivalthe best director and best foreign language film at the Golden Globe Awardsbest director and best picture at the Critics´ Choice Awardsbest film, best direction and best cinematography at the British Academy Film Awards. Furthermore, Roma has a record high ten nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards (The Oscars). Not at all bad for a black-and-white movie, which appears to have been directed by a sophisticated cineaste and custom-made for an art-house audience. Moreover, Roma deals with a highly controversial and seldom treated theme – the plight of poor, women domestic workers.

  8. Dismantling Sexual Health Stigma in India

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (IPS) - Natasha Chaudhary* is a trainer, coach and strategy consultant working to strengthen people-powered work. She is a Director at Haiyya, an Indian youth led feminist non-profit organization specializing in grassroots campaigning and consulting.

    Results from a survey with young and unmarried women suggest that as low as 1% of women have received information on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) from their mothers, doctors or government campaigns.

    And 53% of these women feel unsure if the sexual health problems they faced were severe enough to visit a gynaecologist. Within the Indian context and patriarchal system, any conversation around young women's sexuality is limited and stigmatised.

  9. Seas of Death and Hope

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 (IPS) - The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Dayan organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a "List of Deaths", summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the "fatal policies of fortress Europa". The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for 27 000 deaths by drowning since 1993, often hundreds at a time when large embarkations capsize. These deaths account for 80 per cent of all the entries,1 there are probably thousands more dead, corpses that were never found and/or not accounted for.

  10. Canada Implements New Food Guidelines, But What About the Food Waste?

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    ONTARIO, Canada, Feb 08 (IPS) - Canada introduced a new healthy eating food guide January 2019 and, for the first time, the meat, dairy and processed food and beverage industries were not involved. Based on the recommendations of health and nutrition experts, the guide places a new emphasis on eating plants, drinking water and cooking at home.

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