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1 1.5 Billion People Still at Risk of Tropical Diseases
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

23 February 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – Over 1.5 billion people are at daily risk of contracting any of the most 17 common tropical diseases, such as dengue fever, rabies, or leprosy, a new report from the World Health Organization has found.

Created on 2015-02-23 19:07:17
2 13,000 Egyptian children crossed the Mediterranean alone last year
( Elections - GlobalPost )

Content by: GlobalPost

CAIRO, Egypt — More and more Egyptians are making the dangerous journey to Europe — just one part of a wave of migration from Africa that is only getting worse.

But what is especially

Created on 2015-05-11 16:03:18
3 2014 Population Award Honors Pioneers for Women's Health
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

12 June 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – Great achievements in promoting women’s health were honored by the UN, as the Population Fund (UNFPA) awarded two individuals prestigious honors for their work around the world.

Created on 2014-06-12 04:00:00
4 555 Million Women go Hungry warns WDM
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

21 April 2012, New York, USA | Afaf Konja - Of the more than 925 million people who do not have enough food to eat according to estimates from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Created on 2012-04-21 04:00:00
5 6 endangered animals that poachers are hunting into extinction
( Africa - GlobalPost )

Do you want the bad news or the even worse news?

The bad news you probably already know: Cecil the lion, one of Zimbabwe’s best loved wild animals, was slain last

Created on 2015-07-30 19:41:42
6 A year ago the Islamic State took its first major city. And what a year it has been
( Conflict Zones - GlobalPost )

Content by: GlobalPost

Editor's note: This is Chatter, our morning rundown of what you need and want to know around the world. Fortunately for us all, you can have Chatter emailed to you every

Created on 2015-06-10 16:09:03
7 Access to Health Spotlighted for Indigenous Peoples Day
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

10 August 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – The world's 370 million indigenous persons are too often at the lower end of the development spectrum, particularly in the area of physical and mental health, UN officials noted today.

Created on 2015-08-10 21:29:30
8 Africa risks large meningitis outbreak
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

International partners call for immediate increase in vaccine production to ward off danger

​28 JULY 2015 | GENEVA -With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimi...

Created on 2015-07-28 09:30:00
9 Agricultural Transformations Needed for Better Nutrition
( Global Development )

Photo: FAO Photo

Content by: South-South News

14 June 2013, New York, USA | Mathilde Guenegan - Fresh figures released by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) find that

Created on 2013-06-14 04:00:00
10 Aids Cure Could Be Within Reach, Say Researchers
( Global Development )

Photo: UN Photo

Content by South-South News

20 July 2012, New York USA | Connor Schratz - When International AIDS Conference begins next week in Washington, DC, more than 20,000 scientists, researchers, activists and policy makers will meet to work together to "turn the tide" against AIDS; and an announcement from...

Created on 2012-07-20 16:21:53
11 Air Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Cancer Worldwide
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

18 October 2013, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor - It's not cigarettes, it's not cell phone usage, and it's not even potato chips. One of today's leading causes of cancer worldwide is now outdoor air pollution.

Created on 2013-10-18 04:00:00
12 Americans just got a little bit of their freedom back
( World News - GlobalPost )

Editor's note: This is Chatter, our morning rundown of what you need and want to know around the world. Fortunately for us all, you can have Chatter emailed to you every

Created on 2015-06-01 16:04:51
13 An emergency within an emergency: caring for Ebola survivors
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

7 August 2015 | Freetown -New research shows Ebola survivors most commonly face severe joint pains, eye problems leading to loss of vision in some cases, severe fatigue, headaches, poor concentration, and mental health challenges after recovery from acute Ebola Virus Disease.

Created on 2015-08-07 09:00:00
14 Are E-Cigarettes as Bad as Regular Cigarettes?
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Content by: South-South News

26 August 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – With the unexpectedly fast growth and intake of E-cigarettes, international health groups and institutions are taking a closer look at the effects of these new products.

Created on 2014-08-26 04:00:00
15 Artist Tania Bruguera speaks out after Cuba arrest
( World News - GlobalPost )
 
Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera in Havana on Wednesday upon her released from a police station. (Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera, detaine...

Created on 2015-01-02 15:40:00
16 Back women’s movements for a real chance at equality
( SciDev News )
A new language of ‘transformation’ has emerged. The next step is to go beyond rhetoric, says Henrietta Miers.

The development sector’s focus on gender has moved away from the paradigms of the past — now believed to be too t...
Created on 2017-01-30 13:00:00
17 Ban Puts Health Issues In Eastern Europe In The Spotlight While Visiting Public Health Institute In Zagreb
( Global Development )

Photo: UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe

Content by: South-South News

23 July 2012, New York, USA | Shari Nijman - On the same day that Ban Ki moon visited the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health in the Croatian capital Zagreb, he also appointed Michel Kazatchkine as a special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central A...

Created on 2012-07-23 04:00:00
18 Bhutan: Peace, Happiness And Now 100 Percent Organic
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

14 August 2012, New York, USA | Afaf Konja - The Kingdom of Bhutan has rolled up as the most peaceful nation in South Asia according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI).

Created on 2012-08-14 04:00:00
19 Brace yourselves, the UK Conservatives just won an outright majority
( World News - GlobalPost )

Editor's note: This is Chatter, our morning rundown of what you need and want to know around the world. Fortunately for us all, you can have Chatter emailed to you every

Created on 2015-05-08 13:02:28
20 Bulgaria Sets Up a New Partnership Framework with World Bank Group
( World Bank All News )

Content by: The World Bank

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Created on 2015-06-01 21:06:42

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