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  1. Zimbabwe's Afforestation Challenge

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Mar 27 (IPS) - "I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farmers who are blamed by local conservationists for turning the country's forests into deserts and dust bowls.

  2. 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.

  3. TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Mar 25 (IPS) - Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa's health system. There's a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) is likely to be of particular concern for communities with high rates of TB and HIV.

  4. 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.

  5. Health Workers Are the Frontline Soldiers Against Covid-19. Let’s Protect Them

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 (IPS) - Many soldiers have seen first-hand the horrors of war and, terrifying though it often was, they knew who they were fighting, and could recognise their enemy.

  6. Stronger UN Leadership Needed to Cope with Coronavirus Threat

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (IPS) - The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is hard to predict as events are still unfolding, and estimates vary dramatically. UNCTAD estimates lost output in the order of US$1 trillion, just over a third of Bloomberg's expectation of US$2.7 trillion in losses. The OECD expects global economic growth to halve from already anaemic levels.

  7. 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.

  8. Lessons from Nigeria in Responding to Coronavirus

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    ABUJA, Mar 20 (IPS) - Coronavirus is now a pandemic and the World Health Organization considers Europe as its new epicenter. Italy, Spain and France are on lockdown and several nations are banning travelers from countries where cases are on the rise.

  9. 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.

  10. State Intervention Necessary to Overcome Covid-19 Threats

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (IPS) - It is now clear that most East Asian government responses to novel coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreaks have been effective. In Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, the number infected have remained relatively low despite their proximity and vulnerability, while containment in China and South Korea has been impressive.

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