TDR Study featured by WHO Shows Effectiveness Of Community-Directed Interventions in Delivering Health Care In Africa

One of the greatest challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals to cut infant and maternal mortality and reduce the disease burden lies in ensuring that available health interventions reach the people who most need them.

Access to New Interventions: Implementation Research Key To Access To Disease Interventions

TDR in conjunction with the Ugandan Ministry of Health organized a meeting in Kampala 28-30 June on the use of implementation research (IR) to increase access to improved tools against infectious diseases and map existing and new strategies.

“Evergreen Agriculture” Wins for Climate and Hunger

In Zambia's Central Province, a dirt track marks a line between hope and despair. On one side is farmer Collens Mwinga's lush maize crop, a full three metres high, swaying in the breeze.

UN Environment Programme Waste Management Project in Southern Sudan Launched by UK Minister

The Waste Management Project is part of a £20 million UK-funded programme to improve the sustainable use of natural resources in Sudan, to be carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over the next three years.

Report Identifies Barriers, Offers Solutions to Water and Sanitation Service Delivery

Giving poor people a say in the water and sanitation services they receive, and allowing alternative documentation to prove residence are some of the simple solutions that can bring sustainable water and sanitation services to the hundreds of millions currently living without, according to a new report released on August 18, 2009 by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

Africa Weather Information Network Launched by the United Nations

An innovative UN, public-private partnership is launched the “Weather Info for All” initiative to improve Africa’s weather monitoring network in the face of the growing impact of climate change.

African Environment Ministers Reach Significant Climate Change Accord

The United Nations Environment Programme announced a landmark agreement reached by over 30 African ministers mainstream climate change adaptation measures into national and regional development plans, policies and strategies on May 29, 2009.

Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of Global ‘Climate’ Change Dollars for Poor around the World

Village communities in western Kenya, alongside ones in Niger, Nigeria and China, could become the key to unlocking the multi-billion dollar carbon markets for millions of farmers, foresters and conservationists across the developing world.

From a “Red Bush,” Rooibos, Opportunity Is Born in South African Village

With her background in botany, Smith thought of using rooibos – a plant that is a popular tea product and is known across the globe for its medicinal properties.

Boost for Hazardous Waste Management in Côte d’Ivoire

A new project launched on June 16, 2008 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will help the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders.

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