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Elimination of Leprosy

Traveling man: the Goodwill Ambassador shares a joke with two residents of a leprosarium in Krantau, Uzbekistan during a visit in 2013. By External SourceMay 29 2020 (IPS-Partners)   Warm greetings from Sasakawa Health Foundation in Tokyo. The ...

COVID-19 – UN Urges World Leaders to Act Now to Avert ‘Unimaginable Devastation’

COVID-19 has resulted in hunger and famine at historic proportions, with some 60 million people pushed into extreme poverty and half the global workforce — 1.6 billion people — left without work, and $8.5 trillion in global output lost. The ...

An Appeal to UN’s Budget Committee: It’s no Time to Cut Back on Child Protection

UNICEF installation on the North Lawn at the UN Headquarters in New York highlights the grave scale of child deaths in armed conflicts during 2018. Credit: UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi By Dragica MikavicaNEW YORK, May 29 2020 – On February 26 this ...

COVID19 and Its Impact on Pacific Island States

Regional efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have so far proven successful. Image Credit: Pacific Community By William W. EllisTORONTO, May 29 2020 – By now, the impact of COVID19 on our daily lives has been well documented, especially in ...

Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls Under Lockdown

Protest against anti-abortion law in Opole, Poland. Credit: Iga Lubczańska. By External SourceBEIRUT / GENEVA, May 28 2020 – Health systems around the world are prioritising health care services and equipment to treat people diagnosed with ...

Triple Emergencies of COVID-19, Flooding & Locusts Makes Somalia Susceptible to Human Trafficking

Head of the Department for the Fight Against Smuggling and Human Trafficking, Abdiwakil Abdullahi Mohamud told IPS that pointed out that it was not possible to control all Somalia’s borders as they had limited resources available. Credit: Shafi’i ...

IITA banana research paper in Wiley’s Plant Pathology journal among the most downloaded

George Mahuku, IITA plant pathologist and lead author of the paper. By External SourceMay 28 2020 (IPS-Partners) A paper published by a team led by scientists from IITA was among the top 10% most downloaded of all papers published between January 2018 ...

Memo from a Multi-Millionaire: Covid-19 Proves Business Case for Taxing the Rich

Health workers applause back to the public applauding them. Madrid, Spain, 22 March 2020. Credit: Burak Akbulut By Djaffar ShalchiCOPENHAGEN, May 28 2020 – For the past few decades, many big corporations and very wealthy individuals have operated ...

LIVE STREAM: Former Norwegian Prime Minister Brundtland on Pandemic Leadership

By External SourceMay 27 2020 – Between 2002 and 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) faced the first pandemic of the globalized 21st century, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Under the leadership of Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and ...

Digital Agriculture Benefits Zimbabwe’s Farmers but Mobile Money is Costly

A communal farmer harvesting her maize crop in Seke communal lands, Zimbabwe. In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in digital agriculture. Credit: Tonderayi Mukeredzi/IPS By Tonderayi MukeredziHARARE, May 27 2020 – Shurugwi ...
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