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AUDIO: If We Are to Achieve Zero-leprosy by 2030, This Is the Best Time and Opportunity

AUDIO: If We Are to Achieve Zero-leprosy by 2030, This Is the Best Time and Opportunity

Dec. 13 | By Stella PaulDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 13 2019 – Dr Rahat Chawdhury is the Deputy Program Manager at the National Leprosy Program of Bangladesh. His is the umbrella organization of hundreds of doctors, technical experts, counsellors, strategists,...

African Development Bank joins forces with international organisations to help developing countries build resilience to extreme weather

African Development Bank joins forces with international organisations to help developing countries build resilience to extreme weather

Dec. 13 | By External SourceMADRID, Dec 13 2019 (IPS-Partners) The African Development Bank has joined forces with 11 other international organizations to assist developing countries to build resilience against the impact of natural disasters caused by extreme...

AUDIO: “We Cannot Achieve Zero-Leprosy by 2030 Without a Vaccine” – WHO Team Leader

AUDIO: “We Cannot Achieve Zero-Leprosy by 2030 Without a Vaccine” – WHO Team Leader

Dec. 13 | By Stella PaulDHAKA, Dec 13 2019 – Dr Erwin Cooreman is the Team Leader of WHO’s Global Leprosy Programme. This week, he is in Dhaka to attend the National Conference on Leprosy, which was inaugurated by the prime minister of Bangladesh...

Haiti’s Cry for Help as Climate Change is Compared to an Act of Violence against the Island Nation

Haiti’s Cry for Help as Climate Change is Compared to an Act of Violence against the Island Nation

Dec. 13 | Haiti’s Environment Minister Joseph Jouthe says that “climate change is a very big terror in Haiti”, and without funds the Caribbean island nation is unable to adapt and mitigate against it. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownMADRID, Dec...

Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution

Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution

Dec. 13 | Staff from MCI Santé Animale, one of the 18 companies that have participated in energy management training organized by UNIDO´s Industrial Energy Accelerator in partnership with the Moroccan government, at work, as the country moves to reduce its reliance...

COP 25: ‘Africa’s future depends on solidarity’ Leaders and development partners rally around climate change goals

COP 25: ‘Africa’s future depends on solidarity’ Leaders and development partners rally around climate change goals

Dec. 13 | Credit: AFDB By PRESS RELEASEMADRID, Spain, Dec 13 2019 (IPS-Partners) There was standing room only as ministers, diplomats, activists and journalists gathered at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid to mark Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting. Speakers...

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Dec. 12 | International Court of Justice in The Hague. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 2019 – Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader...

Commonwealth: Commit to Limit Global Warming or Face Irreversible Impacts

Commonwealth: Commit to Limit Global Warming or Face Irreversible Impacts

Dec. 12 | Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland said there is urgent need for higher climate ambition to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 ° Celsius – or risk severe and irreversible impacts. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownMADRID,...

Sasakawa Vows to Continue Support for Fighting Leprosy in Bangladesh

Sasakawa Vows to Continue Support for Fighting Leprosy in Bangladesh

Dec. 12 | Chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation in Japan Yohey Sasakawa speaking at the Conference of Organizations of Persons Affected by Leprosy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh,...