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GLOBAL: Not all Kumbaya and campfires
14 July 2009 (IRIN ), "Despite popular opinion that non-profits are all sitting around the campfire singing Kumbaya together, they do have to manage their resources, and any way they can reduce their expenses by managing those well, I think is an opportunity for them," said NGO representative Barbara Wallace of InterAction, one of 800 attendees at a trade fair involving more than 110 corporations, NGOs, UN agencies and government aid bodies in Washington DC last week.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85256/GLOBAL-Not-all-Kumbaya-and-campfires
AFRICA: Military munitions storage increasingly unstable
14 July 2009 (IRIN ), The growing number of accidental explosions in military arms and ammunition storage facilities across Africa has highlighted the need for minimum standards in stockpile management in the continent, says a South Africa-based think-tank.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85271/AFRICA-Military-munitions-storage-increasingly-unstable
AFRICA: Detecting stealth sleeping sickness
14 July 2009 (IRIN ), Tens of thousands of people in Africa who are infected with trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, go undiagnosed because the only way to detect the deadly infection is through blood exams and a painful expensive lower back puncture, according to the Geneva-based Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85280/AFRICA-Detecting-stealth-sleeping-sickness
GLOBAL: Chance to develop climate change hub
13 July 2009 (IRIN ), If you live in a coastal region of Bangladesh and want to find out how to adapt to rising sea levels, or you are designing climate-resilient programmes for the South African government, help could be at hand.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85257/GLOBAL-Chance-to-develop-climate-change-hub
GLOBAL: Trade in small arms growing
13 July 2009 (IRIN ), Trade in small arms and light weapons has been on the rise globally, fuelling violence in post-conflict regions, according to a new report.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85260/GLOBAL-Trade-in-small-arms-growing
GLOBAL: Urban poor and hungry burgeoning unnoticed
13 July 2009 (IRIN ), The number of poor and food-insecure people in developing countries is increasing more quickly in urban areas than in rural areas, and could be dropping off the policy radar, says new research by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85265/GLOBAL-Urban-poor-and-hungry-burgeoning-unnoticed
GLOBAL: G8's historic shift needs applause
13 July 2009 (IRIN ), The announcement by President Barack Obama and the other G8 leaders of a US$20 billion three-year investment in developing-country agriculture marks a historic shift that merits widespread applause.
http://www.irinnews.org/In-depth/85259/72/GLOBAL-G8-s-historic-shift-needs-applause
GLOBAL: Falling family planning funding threatens poverty fight
10 July 2009 (IRIN ), A dramatic plunge in international donor funding for family planning is threatening to undermine other humanitarian goals such as fighting poverty and hunger, as well as efforts to counter global warming, according to the UN and other specialists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85223/GLOBAL-Falling-family-planning-funding-threatens-poverty-fight
GLOBAL: WHO snapshot of world health
10 July 2009 (IRIN ), A newborn in Africa in 2007 would have lived on average 52 years. That baby would have lived an additional 25 years if born in the Americas. Below are highlights from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Statistics 2009, which compiled the most recent data available from 193 countries. Unless otherwise noted, the below statistics are for 2007.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85235/GLOBAL-WHO-snapshot-of-world-health
AFRICA: Militaries unite to fight HIV
9 July 2009 (IRIN ), Military forces from 20 countries in West and Central Africa have launched a regional HIV network to share information on combating HIV within their ranks and communities, following the example of other military-led efforts to fight the spread of HIV.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/85212/AFRICA-Militaries-unite-to-fight-HIV

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