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  1. Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world.

  2. Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn.

  3. Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.

  4. Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    ROME, Nov 10 (IPS) - Here's another ‘unseen' stark reality—that of millions of people around the world who are deprived of their identity, living without nationality. Their total number is by definition unknown and their only ‘sin" is that they belong to an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority in the country where they have often lived for generations.

  5. Conservation Agriculture: Zambia’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    PEMBA, Zambia, Nov 07 (IPS) - As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.

  6. The Weinstein effect: The Global Scourge of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 03 (IPS) - When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA's) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judddetailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eyepopping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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