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In Africa, corruption dirties the water
14 March 2013 (IRIN ), Collusion among government officials, unscrupulous water vendors and large farm owners results in diverted water supply lines, misappropriated funds, and failure to implement laws on protecting water sources from encroachment and pollution. These are just some of the ways corruption is denying millions of poor people in Africa access to safe and clean drinking water, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97642/In-Africa-corruption-dirties-the-water
Aid for Trade - does it help the poor?
12 March 2013 (IRIN ), Since the World Trade Organization launched its Aid for Trade initiative in 2005, an estimated US$200 billion dollars of development funding has been mobilized for the programme. But some NGOs are asking whether Aid for Trade really helps reduce poverty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97630/Aid-for-Trade-does-it-help-the-poor
Imprisoned Eritreans complain of being forced to leave Israel
11 March 2013 (IRIN ), Testimonies of jailed Eritrean migrants and asylum seekers (collected by a local NGO) say officials at Saharonim prison in Israel’s Southern Negev desert are coercing them to sign “voluntary repatriation” forms.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97623/Imprisoned-Eritreans-complain-of-being-forced-to-leave-Israel
Analysis: Condoms continue to confound Uganda
1 March 2013 (IRIN ), The condom has played a central role in Uganda’s official HIV prevention strategy for over two decades, but the country has yet to get it right, with condom use declining and the government unable to meet what demand does exist.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97573/Analysis-Condoms-continue-to-confound-Uganda
African migrants pay high prices to send money home
27 February 2013 (IRIN ), New data from the World Bank has revealed that African migrants pay more to send money home to their families than any other migrant group in the world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97557/African-migrants-pay-high-prices-to-send-money-home
The high cost of unsafe abortion in Uganda
25 February 2013 (IRIN ), Boosting women's access to reproductive healthcare could significantly reduce both the number of unsafe abortions and the high cost of post-abortion medical care in Uganda, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97543/The-high-cost-of-unsafe-abortion-in-Uganda
Beyond free school feeding in Uganda's northeast
13 February 2013 (IRIN ), With food aid programmes in Uganda's northeastern region of Karamoja once again under threat from declining financial aid, experts are calling for more sustainable solutions to the region's food security challenges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97472/Beyond-free-school-feeding-in-Uganda-s-northeast
Analysis: Girl child soldiers face new battles in civilian life
12 February 2013 (IRIN ), Girl child soldiers are often thought of only as “sex slaves”, a term that glosses over the complex roles many play within armed groups and in some national armies. This thinking contributes to their subsequent invisibility in the demobilization processes - in fact, girls are frequently the most challenging child soldiers to rehabilitate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97463/Analysis-Girl-child-soldiers-face-new-battles-in-civilian-life
Ugandan authorities concerned as HIV self-test kits hit the market
6 February 2013 (IRIN ), The sale of HIV test kits to the public by private chemists in Uganda is causing concern among health officials, who feel that HIV testing should remain in the hands of professionals and be accompanied by counselling.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97419/Ugandan-authorities-concerned-as-HIV-self-test-kits-hit-the-market
Uganda's immunization programme needs a shot in the arm
5 February 2013 (IRIN ), Inadequate funding, a shortage of health staff and poor adherence to vaccination schedules are some of the reasons for declining immunization levels in Uganda, which experts say threatens efforts to reduce preventable deaths among children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97413/Uganda-s-immunization-programme-needs-a-shot-in-the-arm

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