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  1. Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa

    - Inter Press Service

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    IBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 08 (IPS) - From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent’s population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population.

    The UN Department of Global Communication, for example, projects that for the next 15 years urban growth is set to double for several African cities: Dar es Salaam will reach over 13 million inhabitants and Kampala will exceed seven million.

  2. Migrants left stranded and without assistance by COVID-19 lockdowns

    - UN News

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    Travel restrictions during the COVID pandemic have been particularly hard on refugees and migrants who move out of necessity, stranding millions from home, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday. 

  3. ‘Plausible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, WHO committee says

    - UN News

    The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could possibly cause rare blood clots in some people but further studies are required to confirm the link, experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

  4. A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Apr 07 (IPS) - The UN is commemorating World Health Day April 7. This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind.

  5. On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justice & the End of Paternalism

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 07 (IPS) - The United Nations is commemorating World Health Day April 7.The past year has forced many of us to address difficult truths about how we treat and take care of each other — among them is a reckoning with racism and injustice.

  6. COVID-19: WHO chief outlines five ‘vital changes’ to address inequities

    - UN News

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    Investing in equitable production and access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments, is among five “vital changes” the world needs to make this year to address the inequalities the pandemic has exacerbated, the UN’s top health official said, marking World Health Day on Wednesday. 

  7. Dispelling misinformation, countering vaccine hesitancy vital to beat COVID-19, countries affirm

    - UN News

    Addressing misinformation and countering vaccine hesitancy features prominently in a political declaration launched at the United Nations General Assembly, as countries pledged to “work together as one” to defeat the pandemic, and help people and the planet to recover better. 

  8. Women and Girls to the Front

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Apr 06 (IPS) - Women hold up half the sky.

    Some years ago, Sarah al-Amiri, a young Emirati engineer, had a fixed gaze beyond the sky and towards our galaxy. “Space was a sector that we never dared to dream growing up,” she noted.

  9. COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine benefits still ‘largely positive’

    - UN News

    The benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are still “largely positive” and outweigh risk of rare but serious blood clots, according to an official with the World Health Organization (WHO), speaking on Tuesday during the agency’s regular press briefing from Geneva. 

  10. Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 06 (IPS) - Girls in Asia don't want to go back to normal – they want to go "back to better than normal", says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender.

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