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Rethinking Nepal’s uterine prolapse treatment
20 June 2014 (IRIN ), The Nepal government’s commitment to treat uterine prolapse, a debilitating life-long gynaecological condition, sparked an uptick in hysterectomies, but a new, less drastic low-cost intervention could spell hope for the thousands of Nepali women in need of treatment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100238/Rethinking-Nepal-s-uterine-prolapse-treatment
Bangladesh-Myanmar border tensions pinch desperate Rohingya
19 June 2014 (IRIN ), Tensions are rising as the deteriorating humanitarian situation and limited access to livelihoods for Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s largely Buddhist Rakhine State lead to accusations that some are smuggling drugs across the border into neighbouring Bangladesh.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100232/Bangladesh-Myanmar-border-tensions-pinch-desperate-Rohingya
Raising awareness of child sex abuse in Cambodia
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), A low level of knowledge about sexual abuse is leaving Cambodia’s children vulnerable to harm, and a new report shows that despite sex education initiatives in recent years, a poor understanding by parents and children of what sexual abuse is, persists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100220/Raising-awareness-of-child-sex-abuse-in-Cambodia
Pakistan’s traumatized war children play soldiers and Taliban
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), More than 60,000 people have fled North Waziristan Agency to safer parts of Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as Pakistan’s military launches an offensive in the region. Most of the people fleeing are children, and mental health experts are concerned that they will not have access to proper trauma care.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100226/Pakistan-s-traumatized-war-children-play-soldiers-and-Taliban
Dengue down but not out in Sri Lanka
11 June 2014 (IRIN ), Better detection and care has led to a dramatic fall in the number of deaths from dengue fever in Sri Lanka over the past five years, but health experts warn there has been no corresponding decline in infection rates, highlighting the need for more effective prevention.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100194/Dengue-down-but-not-out-in-Sri-Lanka
Vietnam's counterfeit condom crisis
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), A new report warning that nearly half of the commercially-available condoms in Vietnam are of poor quality has health officials worried the country’s tenuous gains in safer sex habits could be at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100190/Vietnam-s-counterfeit-condom-crisis
Civilians begin to flee new offensive against Pakistan militants
6 June 2014 (IRIN ), The ancient Pakistani town of Bannu, lying just outside the North Waziristan Agency– a stronghold for insurgents operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan – is a now a centre for displaced families escaping a looming government offensive in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100175/Civilians-begin-to-flee-new-offensive-against-Pakistan-militants
Philippines government ‘must do better’ to rebuild education
6 June 2014 (IRIN ), As some students in areas hit by the Philippines’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan troop back to school this month, the government’s efforts in rebuilding the education service has been met with concerns that, seven-months on, access to learning remains a challenge for far too many children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100182/Philippines-government-must-do-better-to-rebuild-education
Market solutions to Cambodia's toilet troubles
5 June 2014 (IRIN ), Having money in your pocket does not translate into a toilet in your home, so Cambodian sanitation campaigners are trying new ways to encourage latrine construction in a country where years of awareness and subsidy campaigns have not been flush with success.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100171/Market-solutions-to-Cambodia-s-toilet-troubles
Sri Lanka offers lessons on how not to manage water
4 June 2014 (IRIN ), Angry paddy farmers blocked major roads in the Minneriya and Girithale areas in Sri Lanka’s North Eastern Polonnaruwa region last month, complaining the government had not released enough water for their rice to grow; they claimed they had lost 50,000 hectares of crops, or 1.75 million kg.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100170/Sri-Lanka-offers-lessons-on-how-not-to-manage-water

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