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GLOBAL: A new and improved PEPFAR under Obama?
21 January 2009 (IRIN ), Hopes are high that the change promised by incoming US President Barack Obama will extend to his foreign policy, but for more than two million people living with HIV, mainly in Africa, the changing of the guard at the White House may elicit mixed feelings.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82494/GLOBAL-A-new-and-improved-PEPFAR-under-Obama
GLOBAL: How to handle the food price crisis
20 January 2009 (IRIN ), Food price inflation has sparked a debate between aid agencies who want to return to food transfers rather than providing cash transfers, and those in favour of index-linking the cash payments to the price of food, says a new paper that provides tools and ideas on how to deal with the food price crisis.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82482/GLOBAL-How-to-handle-the-food-price-crisis
GLOBAL: New tool to measure resilience
16 January 2009 (IRIN ), A new analysis tool that measures how resilient a household is under severe stress will help humanitarian agencies design aid for beneficiaries based on the extent of their vulnerability.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82434/GLOBAL-New-tool-to-measure-resilience
GLOBAL: Saving lives does not cost much
15 January 2009 (IRIN ), When a mother dies in a village in Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, community members sit down with the health workers to analyse the events leading up to her death, said Tesfaye Shiferaw, UNICEF's regional advisor on child survival and development. "Then they try to fix it."
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82394/GLOBAL-Saving-lives-does-not-cost-much
AFRICA: Soil scientists join efforts to boost food security
13 January 2009 (IRIN ), A digital soil-health surveillance system, launched on 13 January in Nairobi, will enable soil scientists to map areas at risk of soil degradation and facilitate appropriate interventions that could help to curb food insecurity across the continent.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82341/AFRICA-Soil-scientists-join-efforts-to-boost-food-security
GLOBAL: Does emergency education save lives?
8 January 2009 (IRIN ), Education, a long-neglected sector in emergency response according to some aid groups, is gradually being seen as vital in crises, but donor reluctance to fund it persists partly because they do not see it as life-saving, aid experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82272/GLOBAL-Does-emergency-education-save-lives
AFRICA: New hope for malaria vaccine
22 December 2008 (IRIN ), The world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine trials have given new hope in the fight against the disease, which in sub-Saharan Africa kills a child every 30 seconds.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82059/AFRICA-New-hope-for-malaria-vaccine
GLOBAL: Non-traditional donors come to the WFP table
17 December 2008 (IRIN ), High food prices and continued market volatility will increasingly make the UN World Food Programme (WFP) tap non-traditional donors like China and the corporate world for funds, as it warned that it would run out of cash by March 2009 to feed millions in hunger hotspots across the globe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/82001/GLOBAL-Non-traditional-donors-come-to-the-WFP-table
GLOBAL: Talks and more climate change talks in 2009
15 December 2008 (IRIN ), Maldives, an archipelago off the southeastern coast of India, told the climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, that even a 2°C rise in temperature would take the world into the "danger zone" of irreversible climate change.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81966/GLOBAL-Talks-and-more-climate-change-talks-in-2009
GLOBAL: Climate risk insurance the buzz in Poznan
12 December 2008 (IRIN ), Climate risk insurance was the buzz at the two-week climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, which started on 1 December.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/81947/GLOBAL-Climate-risk-insurance-the-buzz-in-Poznan

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