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ASIA: More work needed to tackle stunting

ASIA: More work needed to tackle stunting

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 18, 2012 0

BANGKOK 18 September 2012 (IRIN) - Stunting is a key factor holding back progress on children’s well-being, and Asia faces a significant challenge with millions of children under five stunted, says the 2012

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NEPAL: Adaptation to climate change goes local

NEPAL: Adaptation to climate change goes local

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In the next few months Nepal will start implementing local adaptation plans for climate vulnerable communities in its impoverished far-and mid-western region under the National Adaptation Programme

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THAILAND: Activists call for greater refugee protection

THAILAND: Activists call for greater refugee protection

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

BANGKOK 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers is inadequate, with those outside designated refugee camps risking deportation, say activists and rights groups. >

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HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

NAIROBI 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five; by 2011, that figure had dropped to 6.9 million. The message, from a

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HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

September 11, 2012 0

LONDON 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - Dengue fever is classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “major international public health concern”.

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NEPAL: Ambulance service “inadequate”

NEPAL: Ambulance service “inadequate”

September 10, 2012 0

BANGKOK 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal’s fledgling ambulance service is in need of urgent support, say health experts, particularly in the area of trained paramedics. >

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HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

BANGKOK 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Most countries in Asia have yet to make the rotavirus vaccine part of their national immunization programme (NIP), despite a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to do

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BANGLADESH: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

BANGLADESH: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

September 6, 2012 0

DHAKA 06 September 2012 (IRIN) - Children in Bangladesh who have been abandoned by their parents are vulnerable to traffickers, but tackling the problem is hampered by the lack of data on missing

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NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

September 5, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - A tortuous planning process in Nepal is preventing climate adaptation funding - earmarked under the country’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) - from reaching local communities,

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BANGLADESH: Farmers not heeding pesticide warnings

BANGLADESH: Farmers not heeding pesticide warnings

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2012 0

NARSINGDI 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - Despite government efforts to control pesticide misuse, farmers in Bangladesh continue to expose themselves and their communities to high health risks, experts say.

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