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  • Life on the Congo river: boosting survival rates for mothers and babies – in pictures January 3, 2018
    In remote areas down the river from Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Tshopo province, the incidence of maternal and infant mortality is extremely high as preventable diseases are not treated. Now a programme training health workers aims to make vital medical care more accessiblePhotographs by Kate Holt Continue reading...
    Kate Holt
  • Almost 100 million people a year ‘forced to choose between food and healthcare’ December 14, 2017
    Report by World Health Organization and World Bank finds medical bills are pushing people in poorest countries into extreme povertyAlmost 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of debts accrued through healthcare expenses.A report, published by the World Health Organization and the World Bank on Wednesday, found the poorest and most […]
    Verity Bowman
  • Warm and cuddly global goals? The international community has to get real | Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah December 5, 2017
    At the moment the SDGs simply offer UN member states a free pass to pat themselves on the back, despite their collective failuresTwo years into their life, and amid the grim political realities of the last year, the sustainable development goals seem increasingly like warm words with little if any bite. With the clock counting […]
    Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
  • 'Girls aren't less than boys': Kabul's female veterinarians hope to cure inequality | Fran McElhone September 18, 2017
    A trio of vets in Afghanistan are braving bomb blasts and discrimination to head up an animal welfare practice and inspire a new generation of womenUnpredictable and indiscriminate bomb blasts don’t deter the three women heading up Afghanistan’s only large-scale animal shelter and veterinary clinic, in Kabul. Neither do the attitudes of the people who […]
    Fran McElhone
  • 'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century September 15, 2017
    UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress The number of hungry people in the world has increased for the first time since the turn of the century, sparking concern that conflict and climate change could be reversing years of progress.In 2016, […]
    Karen McVeigh

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