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Opinion: Healthy Diets for Healthy Lives

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Posted by admin 20 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
In this column, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), writes that in the last 50 years life expectancy has increased almost everywhere but has been accompanied by a rise in so-called non-communicable diseases which are increasingly causing deaths worldwide. The author says that much of the increase can be attributed to unhealthy diets, and takes

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EU Calls for Paradigm Shift in Development Cooperation

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Posted by admin 20 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
In the run-up to the international Conference on Financing for Development from Jul. 13 to 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the European Union has called for a “true paradigm shift” in global development cooperation. The Addis Ababa conference will be followed by the U.N. post-2015 Summit in New York and the Climate Change conference in […]

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Popular Nigerian Writer Headlines at Blockbuster World Voices Fest

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Posted by admin 20 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Prize-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is hoping to break down some stereotypes at the upcoming World Voices Festival sponsored by the PEN America free expression group. Chimamanda is the co-curator in the festival which starts from May 4. The author of Purple Hisbiscus, her first book, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Americanah (2013), […]

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As Ebola Approaches Zero, Immunisation Gets a Boost in West Africa

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
As Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia work to end Ebola, critical healthcare services damaged by the epidemic are beginning to be revitalised. Supported by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the three countries worst-hit by the disease have begun a campaign to immunise three million children against preventable illnesses like measles and polio. The launch of […]

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In India, a Broken System Leaves a ‘Broken’ People Powerless

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
As India paid glowing tributes to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the architect of its constitution and a champion of the downtrodden, on his 122nd birth anniversary last month, public attention also swivelled to the glaring social and economic discrimination that plagues the lives of lower-caste or ‘casteless’ communities – who comprise over 16 percent of the […]

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The Blue Amazon, Brazil’s New Natural Resources Frontier

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
The Atlantic ocean is Brazil’s last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific research and conservation measures are lagging compared to the pace of exploitation of resources such as oil. The Blue Amazon, as Brazil’s authorities have begun to call this marine area rich in both […]

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Opinion: Lack of Trade Finance a Barrier for Developing Countries

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
In this column, Roberto Azevêdo, sixth Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), argues that lack of capacity in the financial sector has a very significant impact on the trading potential of poor countries and calls for giving prominence to trade finance in the development debate at a time when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being finalised.

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Unsafe Abortions Continue to Plague Kenya

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
She is just 14, but Janida avoids eye contact with others, preferring to look down at the ground and nodding her head if someone tries to engage her in conversation. Janida (not her real name) was once a sociable and playful child, but that was before she was sexually abused by her stepfather and giving […]

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