Public Health

Survey Shows Remittances From Britain To Developing Countries Emerging As A Growing Counter To Poverty

Remittances Do More Than Investments: "We recognise that people in the UK from other parts of Asia and the world bring huge benefits to their country," Gareth Thomas, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) minister for international development told IPS.

119 Countries will Participate in Clean Up the World campaign Aug 2, 2006, 14:03

Some 500 organizations, ranging from local community groups and schools to nationwide campaigns and government departments from 119 countries, will participate in the annual Clean Up the World Weekend on 15-17 September 2006.

New Blog Joins United Nations Food Force Video Game In Battle Against Hunger

Fresh from the global success of the world’s first humanitarian video game designed to arouse children’s interests in the challenges of fighting hunger, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on June 8th the launch of a blog, an interactive internet chat site, that allows youngsters to talk directly to aid workers on the battle’s frontlines.       

United Nations-Backed Global Fund Says Investment In Treatment And Prevention Pays Off

The number of people being treated for HIV/AIDS through resources provided by the United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has risen to more than half a million, while programmes it has supported to distribute insecticide-treated bed nets in malaria-plagued countries are now reaching more than 11 million people, officials reported.

“Food Force” World's Leading Humanitarian Video Game Reaches Four Million: Available As Free Internet Download

Twelve months after its launch, the world’s first humanitarian video game about hunger is being celebrated as an unprecedented success story.

Over 700,000 People In 118 Countries Walk To Deliver A Message: Child Hunger Has No Place In This World And Citizens Working Together Can Root It Out.

On Sunday 21 May, more than 760.000 people in 118 countries and 420 locations, across 24 time zones, participated in “Fight Hunger: Walk the World.”  People came out in force to deliver a message: child hunger has no place in this world and citizens working together can root it out.

FAO and China Forge Strategic Alliance To Improve Food Security In Developing Countries: About 3,000 Chinese Experts And Technicians Will Share Their Skills

The Government of China expressed its intent to provide the services of at least 3 000 experts and technicians over a six-year period to help improve the productivity of small-scale farmers and fishers in developing countries, under an agreement signed on 18 May 2006, with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

New Investment Initiative Aims To Improve Fisheries Management and Reduce Poverty In Africa

The new funding scheme is the first of its kind. A new partnership aimed at restoring depleted fisheries and reducing poverty in Africa was launched today, May 16, 2006, by the African Union (AU), the World Bank, WWF – the Global Conservation Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan Donates His $500,000 Award to Darfur Relief

In order to help alleviate the severe lack of donations to the United Nations-led relief effort in Sudan’s Darfur region, Secretary-General Kofi Annan will contribute to it the $500,000 he was awarded in February by the Zayed Prize for environmental leadership.

Unicef Appeals For Funds To Fight Severe Cholera Outbreak In Angola

With 1,000 people already dead from cholera in Angola, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for $1 million to fight the most severe outbreak of the disease there since 1988.

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