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AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - African research to improve patient care and treatment is growing, but the dissemination of evidence-based approaches to healthcare lags behind, experts say.

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Analysis: Do subsidies improve nutrition?

Analysis: Do subsidies improve nutrition?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

BANGKOK 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - When food price subsidies are given to the poor, the assumption is that they improve both access and nutrition, but the impact these subsidies have on the

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SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

October 9, 2012 0

FREETOWN 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s international partners and citizens are paying close attention to possible threats to peace ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 November, which

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In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As cities expand in Southeast Asia, more and more food is going to waste and governments are ill-prepared to stem the loss, according experts recently convened by

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LEBANON-OPT: Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees

LEBANON-OPT: Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees

October 9, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - New research has uncovered the hidden health toll that refugee life in Lebanon has taken on more than 400,000 Palestinians.

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PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As evening approaches in the centre of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, children gather at a small playground, chatting and laughing. It is a scene played out in countless

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Tackling the information void

CLIMATE CHANGE: Tackling the information void

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Services to inform communities about the climate are available in higher-income countries, but are not reaching the people most in need of them in developing countries due

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the sidelines of a recent presentation he made in Bangkok on disaster prevention and preparedness, IRIN spoke to Jan Egeland, deputy director of Human Rights Watch,

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SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

ENKANINI 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Plaatjie family - like more than a million households in South Africa - lives in an informal settlement.

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PHILIPPINES: Peace pact brings hope for Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Peace pact brings hope for Mindanao

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

MANILA 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recently announced agreement between the Philippine government and Muslim rebels waging a decades-old insurgency in the southern island of Mindanao paves the way for the establishment

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