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AFRICA: Trying to work from the same weather page
8 September 2009 (IRIN ), Climate scientists describe Africa as an information "black hole". The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) notes that there are only 744 weather stations, but only a quarter of them are of international standard; at least 3,000, evenly spaced across the continent, are needed, with another 1,000 in densely populated areas; ideally, Africa should have at least 10,000 stations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/86055/AFRICA-Trying-to-work-from-the-same-weather-page
HEALTH: Climate change - burden or opportunity?
8 September 2009 (IRIN ), Despite an international resolution to avoid environmental health hazards, the medical community - already overburdened with health challenges - has remained largely outside the climate change dialogue, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) climate change specialist.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/86062/HEALTH-Climate-change-burden-or-opportunity
WEST AFRICA: Seasonal rains, seasonal misery
31 August 2009 (IRIN ), Across West Africa residents are crossing streets in canoes, carrying babies overhead in suitcases and navigating waist-high water to find shelter as seasonal rains bring severe flooding throughout the region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85942/WEST-AFRICA-Seasonal-rains-seasonal-misery
AFRICA: Trees "vital for food security"
28 August 2009 (IRIN ), Countries tackling food insecurity and climate change adaptation can greatly benefit from agroforestry - integrating fleshy plants and trees into their farming systems, environmental specialists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85898/AFRICA-Trees-vital-for-food-security
WEST AFRICA: Babies force-fed to free time for fields
7 August 2009 (IRIN ), With limited access to time-saving agricultural tools and technologies, rural women in West Africa are forced to cut down on the time they spend breastfeeding, in some cases over-feeding their newborns into slumber to free time for the fields.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85625/WEST-AFRICA-Babies-force-fed-to-free-time-for-fields
WEST AFRICA: The hour-window to find the breast
6 August 2009 (IRIN ), One of nature’s most nutrient-packed foods, breast milk, is thrown out by mothers in parts of West Africa who do not see the value of colostrum – the thick, yellow form of breast milk that appears in the earliest days after delivery – calling it dirty, worthless and not recognizing it as milk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85611/WEST-AFRICA-The-hour-window-to-find-the-breast
AFRICA: Relax trade rules, US urged
5 August 2009 (IRIN ), The US should rethink subsidies for American farmers and relax stringent market rules, among other measures, to encourage trade in agricultural commodities from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), says an advocacy group.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85589/AFRICA-Relax-trade-rules-US-urged
AFRICA: Male circumcision slowly taking off
23 July 2009 (IRIN ), The World Health Organization endorsed male circumcision (MC) as an HIV-prevention measure two years ago, but implementation of large-scale male circumcision programmes has been relatively slow.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85405/AFRICA-Male-circumcision-slowly-taking-off
WEST AFRICA: Disaster-risk reduction made simple
22 July 2009 (IRIN ), Partnerships between aid agencies and climate experts are finally paying off by helping NGOs’ disaster prevention and response, but specialists question why it took so long.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85377/WEST-AFRICA-Disaster-risk-reduction-made-simple
GLOBAL: Treating addiction can prevent HIV
22 July 2009 (IRIN ), Alcohol and drug addiction are major drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in many parts of the world, but for political and ideological reasons, scientists and clinicians have tended to shy away from this area of HIV research, while governments and donors have been reluctant to fund programmes targeting addicts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85387/GLOBAL-Treating-addiction-can-prevent-HIV

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