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End of Ebola sparks crisis for Sierra Leone’s teen mums

End of Ebola sparks crisis for Sierra Leone’s teen mums

Just over a year since the country was declared free of Ebola, the government has pledged to prioritise fixing the dire state of maternal and sexual health services. One of its aims is to increase the...

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Trump's Unethical Aid Cuts

Trump's Unethical Aid Cuts

Peter Singer, for Project Syndicate, finds no compelling justification for reducing US funding for global health programs.

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Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3 billion people. In 2017 –52 years later– the global population reached a staggering 7.5 billi...

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Fiji govt looks to inject youth into sugar industry

Fiji govt looks to inject youth into sugar industry

The Fiji Government wants to see young farmers coming into the sugar industry.

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Bins in Berlin to ATMs in Antwerp: a guide to Europe for refugees – photo essay

Bins in Berlin to ATMs in Antwerp: a guide to Europe for refugees – photo essay

Photojournalist Thomas Dworzak asked colleagues at the elite Magnum Photos agency for help in creating a book on Europe for migrants.

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WHO readies to launch online database tracking health worker attacks

WHO readies to launch online database tracking health worker attacks

A new, interactive database built by the World Health Organization will soon shine a spotlight on the extent of violence against health care workers and the risks they are facing in some of the world’...

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Insurance as protection against disasters - who's it meant to help?

Insurance as protection against disasters - who's it meant to help?

The British government's announcement at the G20 summit this weekend of £30 million ($38.6 million) in support to set up a London Centre for Global Disaster Protection – to help developing countries u...

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Details emerge of 500M euro EU-UN program on women's rights, family planning

Details emerge of 500M euro EU-UN program on women's rights, family planning

The European Commission is preparing a 500 million euro ($570 million) program with the United Nations on women’s rights, which is to be announced at the United Nations General Assembly in September, ...

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Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life

Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life

In Maiduguri, the vast majority of the displaced aren’t living in U.N. camps. Instead, they are eating and sleeping and praying in private homes, whose residents have opened their doors to the newly h...

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Nauru gender and human rights policies under review

Nauru gender and human rights policies under review

A peer review of gender and human rights policies and programmes is being conducted in Nauru this week.

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