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GLOBAL: Corruption hampers MDGs - Transparency International
27 October 2010 (IRIN ), Corruption siphons off 20-30 percent of funding for basic services, estimates non-profit Transparency International (TI), and tackling it should be higher on the international development agenda.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90898/GLOBAL-Corruption-hampers-MDGs-Transparency-International
AFRICA: Going rural and green
15 October 2010 (IRIN ), As rural Africa experiences an increasingly moody climate which will erode resilience, drive up hunger and threaten economic growth, it is time countries got serious about development, participants at the seventh African Development Forum in Addis Ababa were told.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90786/AFRICA-Going-rural-and-green
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90765/HIV-AIDS-Global-Fund-looks-to-private-sector-to-fill-funding-gap
AFRICA: New meningitis vaccine a "revolution"
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), The emergence of an effective new meningitis vaccine, rather than a large-scale outbreak of the disease, has prompted the current vaccination drive across West Africa. Health officials say the vaccine marks a “revolution” in preventing the highly contagious and fatal disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90773/AFRICA-New-meningitis-vaccine-a-revolution
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90767/HEALTH-New-global-plan-aims-to-wipe-out-TB
AFRICA: Thinking big on climate change modelling
13 October 2010 (IRIN ), If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been fed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) assessments for the continent, said Richard Odingo, former vice-chair of the IPCC at one of the discussions ahead of the Seventh African Development Forum.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90751/AFRICA-Thinking-big-on-climate-change-modelling
GUINEA: An uneasy nation says "never again"
1 October 2010 (IRIN ), On the eve of their Independence Day Guineans are uneasy as tensions threaten a political transition many had hoped would end decades of repressive rule.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90652/GUINEA-An-uneasy-nation-says-never-again
WEST AFRICA: Growing food for nutrition
27 September 2010 (IRIN ), “Animal production – that is nutrition.” The statement by Victoria Tsepko of Ghana’s Food and Agriculture Ministry summed up one of the themes of a nutrition forum of the Economic Community of West African States – helping nutrition find its place in the agriculture sector.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90601/WEST-AFRICA-Growing-food-for-nutrition
HEALTH: "Encouraging" drop in maternal deaths
16 September 2010 (IRIN ), The proportion of women in sub-Saharan Africa who died because of pregnancy fell by more than a quarter between 1990 and 2008, according to estimates released on 15 September.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90490/HEALTH-Encouraging-drop-in-maternal-deaths
GUINEA: Aid on the way after hail flattens crops
6 August 2010 (IRIN ), UN agencies on 7 August will deliver food, seeds, fertilizer and other relief supplies to Guinea’s Labé region, where hundreds of families lost maize and vegetable crops in a hail storm.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90095/GUINEA-Aid-on-the-way-after-hail-flattens-crops

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