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Poorest children at risk as global vaccination rates stall

Global vaccination rates for the most common childhood diseases have stalled and remain far from the 95 per cent needed to prevent outbreaks, UN agencies warn.
from UN on Jul 16, 2019.

UNAIDS calls for greater urgency as global gains slow

Progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing, according to a new report.
from UNAIDS on Jul 16, 2019.

Tanzanian wins international press freedom award

Tanzanian journalist Maxence Melo Muby CPJ wins an international press freedom award, with other honours going to journalists from India, Brazil and Nicaragua.
from CPJ on Jul 16, 2019.

Solar energy revives Gaza hospital

A hospital in the Gaza Strip has become the unlikely location for a new solar power plant, set up to address an energy crisis that is putting patients’ lives at risk.
from SciDev.Net on Jul 16, 2019.

Zimbabwe's annual inflation hits 176%

Zimbabwe's annual inflation surged to 176 per cent in June from 98 per cent in May, according to the official statistics office.
from Blomberg on Jul 15, 2019.

NGOs press for action after UN warning about rising hunger

Hunger must be prioritised, say activists after a UN report warned that food insecurity has risen for a fourth consecutive year.
from Action Against Hunger, Oxfam on Jul 15, 2019.

'Alarming' lack of funding for humanitarian crises

Half way into the year, humanitarian organisations have received only 27 per cent of the money needed to provide relief to people affected by crises worldwide.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Jul 15, 2019.

Game park crimes alleged in still confidential report

A confidential report commissioned by a global charity and the Congo government includes allegations about rape and whipping by park rangers, according to a Buzzfeed report.
from Buzzfeed News on Jul 14, 2019.

Malawi on the verge of ridding itself of elephantiasis

It causes disability worldwide. Elephantiasis grotesquely deforms limbs but could soon be eradicated.
from The Telegraph on Jul 12, 2019.

'Traditional concept of poverty' condemned as outdated

The traditional concept of poverty is outdated, according to a report that says labelling countries or households as rich and poor is an oversimplification.
from UNDP on Jul 12, 2019.
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