Improving Development Impact — Global Issues

Getting the measure of water in a southern Indian village. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS. Opinion by Daud Khan (rome) Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Inter Press Service ROME, Mar 24 (IPS) – Most developing countries have good policies, programmes and projects in place. Many of these have been prepared with assistance from development partners or international financing […]

Trump’s Florida sanctuary becomes a gilded petri dish for a global disease

At least three people who visited Mar-a-Lago in the past 10 days have tested positive for the deadly virus, and were spotted in photographs with the president and other club members. A top Brazilian official, Ambassador to the U.S. Nestor Forster, who was seated with the president at a Saturday night dinner at the club, […]

Ten Reasons Why You Ought Not to Panic — Global Issues

Colorised scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAID by Ignacio Lopez Goni Saturday, March 07, 2020 Inter Press Service Ignacio López-Goñi is microbiologist and works in University of Navarra (Spain) Mar 07 (IPS) – Regardless of whether we classify […]

No Country On track to Ensuring a Better Future for its Children — Global Issues

Climate change, ecological degradation, migrating populations, conflict, pervasive inequalities, and predatory commercial practices threaten the health and future of children in every country, a new report states. Credit:Tess Bacalla/IPS by Samira Sadeque (united nations) Friday, February 21, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) – There is no country that is on the […]

Vegetables Rot in Food Markets across Zimbabwe While Half of the Population Faces Food Insecurity — Global Issues

Vegetable vendors in Zimbabwe. While the country is experiencing massive food shortages, many vendors say they are forced to throw rotting vegetables away as people don’t have the money to purchase their goods any longer. Credit: Michelle Chifamba/IPS by Ignatius Banda (bulawayo) Thursday, February 06, 2020 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Feb 06 (IPS) – Nearly […]

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All — Global Issues

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAID Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Inter Press Service ABUJA, Jan 21 (IPS) – Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy […]

The Death of a Courageous Journalist Reveals Malta as a ”Mafia Island” — Global Issues

Opinion by Jan Lundius (stockholm / rome) Thursday, December 19, 2019 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 19 (IPS) – Around 3 pm on 16 October 2017, Daphne Caruana Aruna Galizia was returning home when her Peugeot suddenly exploded 80 metres from her house outside of Bidnjia, a small town 15 km from Malta´s […]

Issue 1315: Europe’s struggle against a global scourge (Print Edition)

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Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Dr David Pahan, Country Director of Lepra Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Thursday, December 12, 2019 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 (IPS) – When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the […]