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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
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
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
GLOBAL: Test and treat to wipe out AIDS
21 July 2009 (IRIN ), The idea of using antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) not only to treat HIV infection but also to prevent new infections, and eventually to eradicate the virus almost entirely, is being hotly debated at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa, this week.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85373/GLOBAL-Test-and-treat-to-wipe-out-AIDS
GLOBAL: IPCC to help prepare for short-term climate extremes
21 July 2009 (IRIN ), In a significant move, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body of climate change experts, is set to produce a "how to" manual for policy-makers and disaster officials on managing the risks of extreme weather events and bolstering resilience, to promote adaptation to global warming.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85372/GLOBAL-IPCC-to-help-prepare-for-short-term-climate-extremes
GLOBAL: Scientific community urged to become activists
20 July 2009 (IRIN ), The 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention opened on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, amidst reports that funding gaps and poor management are threatening supplies of life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in at least six African countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85354/GLOBAL-Scientific-community-urged-to-become-activists

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