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  1. Q&A: Post COVID-19 Pandemic Lets Stop the Next Wave of Medicalisation over Mental Health

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - The current pandemic is not only heightening mental health concerns, but might also put many at risk of becoming institutionalised or being neglected by the system.

  2. How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans

    Jun 26 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans into stark focus.

  3. African Governments Failing Survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation

    LONDON, Jun 26 (IPS) - In Malawi, Mary* was only 14 years old when she was recruited and trafficked to the city of Blantyre and sold for sex in a bar. A man had arrived in her village looking for girls to work as domestic helpers for families.

  4. The Best Law Capital Can Buy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 25 (IPS) - Katharina Pistor's recent book, The Code of Capital: How the law creates wealth and inequality shows how law has been crucial to the creation of capital, and how capital continues to survive, evolve and enhance its ability to ‘make money', or secure wealth legally, i.e., through the law.

  5. Looking Beyond the Lowest-common Denominator? DFID/FCO Merger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 25 (IPS) - The progress on ending extreme poverty, preventable child deaths, gender equality and climate change was too hard won to be side-lined.

  6. Lifting Livelihoods by Lifting Water

    DOLAKHA, Nepal, Jun 25 (IPS) - While growing up in Lele village in southern Lalitpur, Pratap Thapa watched his parents plant maize on their terrace farm and wait for the rains. He often wondered how much of their drudgery could be reduced if water could be brought up from a nearby river.

  7. COVID-19 Increases Suffering of Children in Conflict

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - The current coronavirus pandemic is having a profound affect on children in conflict zones -- with girls especially being at higher risk of violence and sexual health concerns.

  8. The US & the UN -- A Looming Confrontation

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jun 25 (IPS) - The recent approach of the US to the UN and its agencies has left many shaking their heads. The US, under President Roosevelt, played a seminal role in creating the UN and its key agencies after World War II and subsequently nurturing them.

  9. Reopening from the Great Lockdown: Uneven and Uncertain Recovery

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 24 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic pushed economies into a Great Lockdown, which helped contain the virus and save lives, but also triggered the worst recession since the Great Depression. Over 75 percent of countries are now reopening at the same time as the pandemic is intensifying in many emerging market and developing economies. Several countries have started to recover. However, in the absence of a medical solution, the strength of the recovery is highly uncertain and the impact on sectors and countries uneven.

  10. Sweden-Costa Rica: Same Paths on Climate Change, Different on COVID-19

    ROME/SANTIAGO, Jun 24 (IPS) - The lack of a coordinated international response had led to varying results worldwide in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two countries that have long coordinated their response to global goals like promotion on democracy, human rights and environmental issues, Sweden and Costa Rica highlight how public policy matters. While with their similar approaches to climate change the two walk together, their different approaches to COVID-19 have reaped disparate results, and death tolls.

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