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Tsunami Update: Back to School, One Month Later

Fifty-seven year old Jalaludin Sulaiman arrives at school at 8 o'clock sharp. He has been a teacher of Islamic Law for over 30 years and has the bearing of a strict yet fair school master. But as he picks his way through the wreckage of his school's playground, there is a look of profound sadness in his eyes.


Global Creative Summit on HIV/AIDS at the United Nations

On November 23, 2004, more than 100 creative and programming directors from 35 media companies, leading media figures and non-government organizations from around the world met at the United Nations Headquarters to exchange ideas on how to incorporate HIV/AIDS messages into short- and long-form programming.


UNEP: Over 50% of gasoline in sub-Saharan Africa is now lead free

Over half of all petrol sold in sub-Saharan Africa is now unleaded. This is one of the key findings delivered to a conference taking place at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess progress towards a lead-free continent.


World Information Transfer hosts conference on Health and the Environment

The 13th Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions will address the topic of the "25 Year Window: Linking Conflict with Environment and Population" and will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on April 29 and 30, 2004.


Appeal: Help the UN World Food Programme

With its cereals stocks in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea all but exhausted and little in the pipeline, the World Food Programme today called for urgent international assistance to help feed 6.5 million of the country's hungriest people.


UNICEF Releases "State of the World's Children" Report

The State of the World's Children 2004 focuses on girls' education and its relationship to all other development goals and to the promise of Education For All.


It's not the Bullets, it's the Bacteria

What kills most civilians during wartime? It's not the bullets, or the missiles, or the shrapnel from bombs. It’s unsafe water, lack of food, inadequate medical care, unsafe communities -- the absence of public health.


Prospects for suppressing dengue transmission by means of biological agents.

A biological agent that would most effectively reduce risk of dengue transmission would act against the adult stage of the vector mosquito. Beyond anecdotal references to swallows, dragonflies and ants, however, no biological agent has yet been developed specifically for use against a domestic vector of an arbovirus.


The Santos Beaches Recovery Program

Sewage discharge from illegal drainage pipes caused pervasive coastal and water pollution in the city of Santos, Brazil. Erosion of the local tourist industry then caused a deep recession in the 1970s.


The improved septic tanks project

In Bagadadji, one of the oldest areas of Bamako, Mali, a project entitled "Improved Cesspools" was designed and is carried out on the basic premise that the local population should be involved in managing their own environment.


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