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India’s Trinity of Challenges

Normally bustling streets in cities across India were mostly deserted as the country observed the shutdown. Credit: UN India By N Chandra MohanNEW DELHI, Mar 27 2020 – The exigencies of combatting the coronavirus pandemic on a war-footing — ...

Coronavirus & Early Lessons from China

Credit: UN Population Fund (UNFPA) By Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang, & Changyong Rhee, International Monetary Fund (IMF)WASHINGTON DC, Mar 27 2020 – The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and ...

Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of ...

Coronavirus Worsens Yemen’s Long Tale of Woe

Credit: United Nations By Abdul MohammedSANA’A, Yemen, Mar 26 2020 – In every room in Yemen’s Al-Saba’een hospital, patients in critical condition waited on chairs, and still others laid on the bare ground. I saw women and girls sharing ...

TRENDS E-Symposium to Address Post-Corona Globalization Challenges

By Ehtesham ShahidABU DHABI, Mar 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) TRENDS Research & Advisory is organizing its first-ever E-Symposium to discuss the global impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and offer insights on the steps needed to mitigate its negative effects ...

A Positive Policy Turn for People Most Vulnerable To Drought Worldwide

By UNCCD Press ReleaseMar 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) The international community is developing policy measures and actions to help the people most vulnerable to drought to take early action to avoid loss of life, and the heavy and growing losses of livelihoods ...

East Asian Lessons for Controlling Covid-19

By Nazihah Muhamad Noor and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 26 2020 – By the third week of March 2020, the number of Covid-19 deaths in Italy had overtaken the number of deaths in China. Authorities all over the world are restricting ...

COVID-19 in the Time of Insecurity

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal By HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanAMMAN, Jordan, Mar 26 2020 – Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western ...

Chinese vs. Western Governance: The case of COVID-19

Emergency room nurses wear face masks at Second People’s Hospital of Shenzhen in China. Credit: Man Yi/ UN News By Martin JacquesLONDON, Mar 26 2020 – During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against ...

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

Doctor Khalishwayo, a traditional healer in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini, distributes HIV Self-Test Kits to his clients to get more people to know their status. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE, Mar 26 2020 – ...
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