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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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MYANMAR: Kachin refugees feel Chinese heat

MYANMAR: Kachin refugees feel Chinese heat

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 31, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - China is forcing back thousands of Kachin refugees fleeing ethnic violence in northern Myanmar, activists and aid workers say. >

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SRI LANKA: Government welcomes refugee repatriation from India

SRI LANKA: Government welcomes refugee repatriation from India

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

COLOMBO 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan government is to step up efforts to repatriate more Sri Lankan refugees from India next year. >

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HEALTH: “Gene chip technology” deployed in fight against malaria

HEALTH: “Gene chip technology” deployed in fight against malaria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 29, 2012 0

BANGKOK 29 August 2012 (IRIN) - Scientists in the USA are looking to use “gene chip technology” to reduce or contain drug resistance to malaria, an increasing problem globally but particularly in Southeast

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How to: Measure urban poverty

How to: Measure urban poverty

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 27, 2012 0

BANGKOK 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon. As researchers and aid agencies struggle to distinguish

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MIGRATION: New Australian refugee quota welcomed

MIGRATION: New Australian refugee quota welcomed

August 24, 2012 0

BANGKOK 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - Refugee rights groups have welcomed a decision by the Australian Government to increase its annual refugee quota to 20,000, a key recommendation in a recent panel report

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