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World Braille Day marks key communication tool for millions
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Saturday, 04 January 2020
World Braille Day marks key communication tool for millions
Being marked for only the second time ever, World Braille Day on Saturday raises awareness of the importance of the tactile global communication system which helps enable blind and visually impaired people, to realize their full human rights.Read Full Article ...
 
Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020: UN food relief agency
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Monday, 30 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020: UN food relief agency
At the dawn of the next decade, a new World Food Programme (WFP) forecast of global hunger hotspots has revealed that escalating hunger will challenge sub-Saha...
 
New Year’s Day a reminder of need for action to prevent newborn deaths: UNICEF
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Monday, 30 December 2019
New Year’s Day a reminder of need for action to prevent newborn deaths: UNICEF
The world will welcome more than 392,000 babies on New Year’s Day, according to estimates from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Read Full Article ...
 
Quality immunization and surveillance help stop polio outbreaks in three African countries: WHO
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Thursday, 26 December 2019
Quality immunization and surveillance help stop polio outbreaks in three African countries: WHO
Three African countries have halted recent polio outbreaks which indicates that the disease can be stopped elsewhere in the region, the World Health Organizati...
 
One third of poorer countries face both undernutrition and obesity: WHO report
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Friday, 20 December 2019
One third of poorer countries face both undernutrition and obesity: WHO report
With one in three low and middle-income countries facing the two extremes of malnutrition – undernutrition and obesity – the UN’s health agency WHO is calling ...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.