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GLOBAL: Falling foul of the Fund
4 November 2008 (IRIN ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was formed in 2001 for the purpose of setting up an innovative approach to providing finance to combat the three diseases that kill more than six million people worldwide every year.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81295/GLOBAL-Falling-foul-of-the-Fund
AFRICA: Investment key to doubling rice production
3 November 2008 (IRIN ), Greater investment to double rice production in Africa is needed to reduce food insecurity as well as improve livelihoods, specialists urged.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81263/AFRICA-Investment-key-to-doubling-rice-production
GLOBAL: UN chief calls for protection of migrants amid financial crisis
29 October 2008 (IRIN ), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries battered by the financial crisis to keep their doors open to foreign workers, stressing that migration could be used to help lift them out of economic gloom.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81171/GLOBAL-UN-chief-calls-for-protection-of-migrants-amid-financial-crisis
GLOBAL: No room for complacency about bird flu - experts
27 October 2008 (IRIN ), Some success has been achieved in reducing avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and humans, but the world must still be prepared to tackle an influenza pandemic, experts at an international conference in Egypt have said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81127/GLOBAL-No-room-for-complacency-about-bird-flu-experts
GLOBAL: Climate change may drown cities
24 October 2008 (IRIN ), People in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, prefer to commute in three-wheeled autorickshaws, taxis and buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), in their bid to slow down global warming.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81117/GLOBAL-Climate-change-may-drown-cities
GLOBAL: Forced to flee
23 October 2008 (IRIN ), Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are forced to flee their homes to escape war or natural disasters. Displaced within their own country and having lost loved ones, livelihoods and belongings, they face terrible hardships.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81072/GLOBAL-Forced-to-flee
AFRICA: Red Cross broadens its range of assistance
22 October 2008 (IRIN ), African governments are failing to make proper use of local Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, despite their capacity to provide much-needed broad humanitarian support, including funding and local volunteers, the agencies concluded at a conference this week.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81063/AFRICA-Red-Cross-broadens-its-range-of-assistance
GLOBAL: Climate change's threat to water needs more study
21 October 2008 (IRIN ), Models to predict the impact of climate change on potable water and the management of wastewater are needed to deal with the expected increase in water-related illnesses as result of global warming, says a new policy brief by the United Nations University (UNU).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81034/GLOBAL-Climate-change-s-threat-to-water-needs-more-study
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Is the pen mightier than the virus?
16 October 2008 (IRIN ), Isn't it time that journalists started taking HIV/AIDS beyond the newsroom and into the bedroom? In many newsrooms the highly politicised topic of HIV/AIDS remains just that - political. Journalists aren't immune to HIV/AIDS; they just don't talk about it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/80955/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Is-the-pen-mightier-than-the-virus
AFRICA: ‘Sexually-transmitted grades’ kill quality education
10 October 2008 (IRIN ), Sexual exploitation in African schools has become so widespread that children have come up with their own terms to refer to sexual relations with their teachers. From ‘Sexually Transmitted Grades’ to ‘BF’, or bordel fatigue, which refers to exhaustion from multiple sexual activities with teachers, this slang hints at the prevalence of exploitation in Africa’s learning environments.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/80851/AFRICA-Sexually-transmitted-grades-kill-quality-education

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