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  1. Can Eswatini’s Traditional Healers Encourage HIV Testing Among People Not Accessible via Routine Healthcare Systems?

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    MBABANE, Mar 26 (IPS) - Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. His clients are people who consult him when they are suffering from different ailments. And he in turn diagnoses them using divine methods.

  2. COVID-19 in the Time of Insecurity

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 26 (IPS) - Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the institution of serfdom once it had become clear that medieval rule in the aftermath of devastating pestilence would founder without ending the dependency and servitude that characterized the Dark Ages.

    The vulnerability of entire nations to the risk of total collapse in the absence of widespread access to the most basic healthcare in the Spanish Flu spurred governments to build the public health systems that have made the progress and development of the last hundred years possible. If the past is prologue, then continuity and survival command that we change.

  3. Djibouti Intensifies Awareness-raising Efforts Against FGM

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    MBABANE, Mar 24 (IPS) - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still widely practised in the African country of Djibouti. Despite efforts by the government and development agencies to curb this practice, culture, tradition and religion continue to slow down progress.

  4. Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth?

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Mar 24 (IPS) - We are living in a critical time. As we face existential environmental challenges from climate crises to the mass extinction of species, it is difficult sometimes to see solutions and new ideas. This is why we all need to celebrate and give visibility to creative and courageous efforts of people and organizations striving towards a healthy planet for all.

  5. Women & Climate: Planting a Global Forest in a Connected World

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    NEW YORK and TORONTO, Mar 23 (IPS) - In January of this year, Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shocked much of the world when they announced they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals.

  6. Never Give up on Women’s Rights – Edna Ismail

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 20 (IPS) - For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto SawoIsmail recalls her mother's devasting experiences which impacted on her own life's choices.

  7. Young People Bring Solar Energy to Schools in the Argentine Capital

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 19 (IPS) - "The idea came to a group of schoolmates and me in 2014, but we never thought it could become a reality," says Sebastián Ieraci, 23, as he points to a multitude of photovoltaic solar panels shining on the roof of the Antonio Devoto High School in the Argentine capital.

  8. Why Nigeria Knows Better How to Fight Corona Than the US

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 (IPS) - The coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China on the last day of December 2019. When it began to spread rapidly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.

  9. Gender 'Could be Coronavirus Key'

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Mar 17 (IPS) - Analysing how coronavirus impacts genders differently could be key in fighting the disease, say public health experts.

  10. Population 2020: Demographics can be Potent Driver of Pace & Process of Economic Development

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 17 (IPS) - "Demography is destiny" is an oft-cited phrase that suggests the size, growth, and structure of a nation's population determines its long-term social, economic, and political fabric.

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