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  1. Urgent Need to Enact Proposed Law to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported that about 700 teenage girls got pregnant daily over a two-month period, in this year alone. What is more is that during this period, 98 adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 contracted HIV every week in this time period

  2. Healthy Planet Needs Ocean Action from Asian and Pacific Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 27 (IPS) - As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbongovernments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region.

  3. Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

    - Inter Press Service

    CIWIDEY, West Java, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - It appears to be business as usual at the Al-Ittifaq pesantrenthe local term for an Islamic boarding school. Yadi and Rezki, both 18, join the subuhpre-dawn prayer, in the local mosque. After a session of religious meditation, along with other santrisor students, the two study science in a pre-dawn class for about 30 minutes.

  4. Digital Technology Buoys Indonesian Catfish Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    INDRAMAYU, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) - For years Indramayu has been known as one of Indonesia’s rice centres. The district in West Java is the country’s number one rice producer, generating 1.3 million tons of husked rice in 2021, according to Indonesia’s Centre of Statistics (BPS). The country’s total rice production was 54 million tons.

  5. Across Asia and the Pacific, Digitalization of Rural Communities is Leading the Way to a Better Future - But the Goal is to Leave No One Behind

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Jun 24 (IPS) - It wasn’t that long ago that Internet connectivity faded the moment one left a populated area like a city or big town – “no service” was the take-away message back then. But thanks to 3G, 4G and now 5G mobile technology, coupled with widespread installation of cellular towers in rural areas region-wide, that little message shows up much less frequently.

  6. A Frightening View: Inside the Eye of the ‘Hurricane of Hunger’

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW ORLEANS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest—he scared me. As one of the most well-respected leaders on agronomy and resilient land management, he offers extremely prescient predictions on how famines take root when soils fail—and also has an admirably clear-eyed view of what we need to do better.

  7. Indigenous Communities Want Stake in the New Deal to Protect Nature

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 23 (IPS) - In early June 2022, more than 30 people from the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District were reportedly injured, and one person died following clashes with security forces over the demarcation of their ancestral lands for a new game reserve.

  8. Stronger Healthcare Systems Critical for Africa's Socioeconomic Transformation

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Jun 22 (IPS) - Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems globally have battled to deal with the repercussions unleashed by the disease. From the outset, Africa was considered particularly vulnerable due to several factors: limited healthcare provision in some areas, high prevalence of HIV and TB in a number of countries, and limited fiscal room to respond to the pandemic’s financial impacts.

  9. Polio Eradication Will Take Funds and Awareness

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jun 22 (IPS) - For forty days, Kunle Adeyanju – a Nigerian, Rotarian, polio eradication advocate and biker - rode for more than 12,500km from London to Lagos to raise funds for polio eradication.

  10. Colombia Votes for Social Justice

    - Inter Press Service

    BOGOTA, Colombia, Jun 22 (IPS) - On Sunday, 19 June 2022, the hopes of millions of Colombians working for a more democratic, safer, ecological, and socially just country came true.

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