Four Lessons to Reverse Inequity in the Global Health Workforce

An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Dec 16 2019 – Recently, Madhukar Pai, the Director of McGill University Global Health Program wrote about the inequity in global health research. He observed that researches are skewed in favor of the global […]

2019: A Year in Review

By IPS World DeskDec 16 2019 – 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all. Hopefully, it will also be remembered for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civic movements against governments and industries failing to respond.Calls to combat climate change rang in the ears […]

AUDIO: If We Are to Achieve Zero-leprosy by 2030, This Is the Best Time and Opportunity

By Stella PaulDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 13 2019 – Dr Rahat Chawdhury is the Deputy Program Manager at the National Leprosy Program of Bangladesh. His is the umbrella organization of hundreds of doctors, technical experts, counsellors, strategists, health advocates, field workers and thousands of leprosy-affected people as the beneficiaries. In Dhaka, the past two days, Chowdhury […]

African Development Bank joins forces with international organisations to help developing countries build resilience to extreme weather

By External SourceMADRID, Dec 13 2019 (IPS-Partners) The African Development Bank has joined forces with 11 other international organizations to assist developing countries to build resilience against the impact of natural disasters caused by extreme weather. Following a series of deadly weather events that have caused widespread destruction, especially in Africa, the institutions came together […]

AUDIO: “We Cannot Achieve Zero-Leprosy by 2030 Without a Vaccine” – WHO Team Leader

By Stella PaulDHAKA, Dec 13 2019 – Dr Erwin Cooreman is the Team Leader of WHO’s Global Leprosy Programme. This week, he is in Dhaka to attend the National Conference on Leprosy, which was inaugurated by the prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. In her speech, she reiterated her commitment to make the country Zero-Leprosy by 2030. On […]

Haiti’s Cry for Help as Climate Change is Compared to an Act of Violence against the Island Nation

Haiti’s Environment Minister Joseph Jouthe says that “climate change is a very big terror in Haiti”, and without funds the Caribbean island nation is unable to adapt and mitigate against it. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownMADRID, Dec 13 2019 – Haiti’s Environment Minister Joseph Jouthe has compared the climate emergency to a violent act […]

How Climate Change is Fuelling Insurgency of Nigeria’s Militant Boko Haram

Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution

Staff from MCI Santé Animale, one of the 18 companies that have participated in energy management training organized by UNIDO´s Industrial Energy Accelerator in partnership with the Moroccan government, at work, as the country moves to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports. Credit: UNIDO By Tareq EmtariahVIENNA, Dec 13 2019 – At a time […]

COP 25: ‘Africa’s future depends on solidarity’ Leaders and development partners rally around climate change goals

Credit: AFDB By PRESS RELEASEMADRID, Spain, Dec 13 2019 (IPS-Partners) There was standing room only as ministers, diplomats, activists and journalists gathered at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid to mark Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting. Speakers called for a united front to tackle the challenges of climate change in Africa. In […]

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

International Court of Justice in The Hague. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 2019 – Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has […]

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