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Evidence-based policy making in the tropics

Evidence-based policy making in the tropics

These days one often hears that policies should be based on evidence. It's hard to argue with but easier said than done, especially in a poor country such as Papua New Guinea.

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Rennell: An island of two halves

Rennell: An island of two halves

Rennell – the world’s largest raised coral island – is a small Polynesian outlier of Solomon Islands.

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Interview: With climate change driving child marriage risks, Bangladesh fights back

Interview: With climate change driving child marriage risks, Bangladesh fights back

"In Bangladesh, climate change is in your face. You can't avoid it. You can see it happening"

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Why was the cholera vaccine shipment to Yemen cancelled?

Why was the cholera vaccine shipment to Yemen cancelled?

Public health experts assessed the cholera vaccine would have little impact in controlling an outbreak that is growing quickly. A botched campaign, they feared, could jeopardize the neutrality and eff...

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‘I can pedal faster than a man can run’ – how bikes are changing the dynamic on Africa's roads

‘I can pedal faster than a man can run’ – how bikes are changing the dynamic on Africa's roads

Campaigns to get people cycling are focusing on girls and women. The outcome? Easier access to school, helping with business and yes- reducing sex attacks

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Australia backtracked on refugee 'understanding', UNHCR says

Australia backtracked on refugee 'understanding', UNHCR says

It said Australia had recently backed out of that understanding. Australia has said no such promise ever existed.

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Refugee children on Lesbos helped to face fear of drowning

Refugee children on Lesbos helped to face fear of drowning

The volunteers' task was to try to entice traumatised children on the island of Lesbos back into the sea to help them tackle their fears. As well as the terror of the crossing, the children had depict...

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The Future of Aid INGOs in 2030

The Future of Aid INGOs in 2030

“This report has developed a
compelling analytic framework for
humanitarian organizations to use
in their strategic planning for the
years ahead.”

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Making the case for malaria eradication in a tight budgetary environment

Making the case for malaria eradication in a tight budgetary environment

This child-friendly ACT is the first WHO prequalified child-friendly artemisinin-combination therapy.

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Here's how much is needed to meet SDGs' global health targets by 2030

Here's how much is needed to meet SDGs' global health targets by 2030

The World Health Organization has predicted that low- and middle-income countries will require an additional $134 billion per year between now and 2025 to reach health-related targets under the Sustai...

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