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December 4, 2020

Nigerian Focus Group Reveals Why Ending Gender-Based Violence is Necessary

Every year, the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins on November 25 and ends December 10. The theme of this year’s activism is "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!"
https://www.ipsnews.net/2020/12/nigerian-focus-group-reveals-ending-gender-based-violence-necessary/
October 28, 2020

The Mental Health Consequences of the Lekki Toll Gate Attack

On October 20, 2020, young Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality were shot by men in Nigerian military uniforms. Unarmed, peaceful citizens were massacred at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2020/10/mental-health-consequences-lekki-toll-gate-attack/
October 16, 2020

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic

Nine months into the pandemic, Europe remains one of the regions worst affected by COVID-19. Ten of the 20 countries with the highest death count per million people are European. The other ten are in the Americas. This includes the US, which has the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2020/10/developing-countries-can-teach-us-respond-pandemic/
July 30, 2020

Google’s $10 Billion Investment in India Should be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities

Over the next seven years, Google will invest a whopping $10 billion in India to improve technology, health and education, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. This is unprecedented and could be a game changer that could improve health, education and economic empowerment. 
https://www.ipsnews.net/2020/07/googles-10-billion-investment-india-inclusive-persons-disabilities/
July 8, 2020

How We Can Ensure the Safety of Our Health Workers

Recently, Barcelona's Liceu opera opened its 2020-2021 season by serenading a full house of plants with classical music. The plants will then be given to over 2,200 health workers who serve at the frontlines to battle the pandemic. The performance was both an appreciation for the workers and it also celebrated the return to normalcy following the devastations caused by COVID-19.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2020/07/can-ensure-safety-health-workers/
March 30, 2020

Neglected Diseases Kill More People than COVID-19 – It’s Time to Address Them

As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2020/03/neglected-diseases-kill-people-covid-19-time-address/
October 16, 2019

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat

United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2019/10/let-plants-be-thy-medicine-you-are-what-you-eat/
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