Category Archives: Development

Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ (Save The Children’s East Africa Appeal)

DONATE LINK: http://bit.ly/nVt23n DOWNLOAD TRACK: http://bit.ly/o96urw Millions of children are facing starvation right now — this doesn’t have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley’s single … Continue reading

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World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women

Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, … Continue reading

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Food crises: five priorities for the G20

Hunger is not a natural disaster – it’s a political problem. And G20 leaders can and must act to end this scandal In the fight to address global food crises, will the French presidency at theG20 summit succeed where others have failed? On … Continue reading

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Worst places in the world for women

A global survey names Afghanistan as the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/jun/15/gender-afghanistan

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Obesity in the U.S.: American Life Expectancy Falling Dramatically

Though we’re supposedly the greatest nation the world, one place America definitely isn’t the best is life expectancy, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (PDF). While even our next-door neighbors in Canada are … Continue reading

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Mobile health offers hope to patients in Africa

Experts gathered for Africa‘s first mobile health summit on Tuesday hailed the use of phone technology as a new frontier in improving patient care in poor countries. But a government minister in South Africa, which is hosting the summit, called for caution over … Continue reading

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Cures are wonderful, but prevention would be even better

Doune Porter from PATH reports from Sierra Leone, where diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, often combined with malnutrition, take the heaviest toll on young children. In this piece, she shares the story of single mom Aisha and her baby, … Continue reading

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US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

Harvard and other major American universities are working through Britishhedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a … Continue reading

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Philippines birth control legislation opposed by church

At the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial hospital 300 proud mothers lie three to a bed, cradling their newborns. With up to 100 babies born every 24 hours here, this is one of the busiest maternity wards in the world. “Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Toying with forest destruction

New Greenpeace investigation, ‘How APP is toying with extinction’ shows how Mattel, Disney, Hasbro and Lego are all implicated in trashing our tiger habitat. GreenpeaceVideo

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