Health Advice Science 

Alarming rates of lung diseases warrant urgent action

Alarming rates of pulmonary diseases in India are warranting urgent action as well as well-coordinated and inter-sectoral comprehensive health responses across the country to ensure every citizen enjoys lung health.   “Recent smog in parts of north-central India had worsened the air quality in a dangerous manner sending lives of people in jitters and leaving behind disproportionately high economic impact. Emergency public health measures must be in place because healthy lungs are an indispensable need if we want a healthy country” said Director Professor (Dr) KC Mohanty, Organizing Chairman of…

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Human Rights South Africa 

SONKE STUDY REVEALS ALARMING LEVELS OF MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Results just released from a study conducted by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice with 2600 men in Diepsloot, a peri-urban settlement north of Johannesburg,  reveal some of the highest levels of men’s violence against women ever recorded in South Africa[1]. These levels of violence represent a state of emergency for women in Diepsloot. Our study shows that this violence is caused by multiple factors. Most important amongst these are inequitable and harmful gender norms that grant men a sense of permission to use violence against women. This…

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Investments West Africa 

European Investment Bank steps up its activity in West Africa

On an official visit to Côte d’Ivoire on Monday 21 November 2016, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), strongly reaffirmed the key role being played by the EIB in West Africa and throughout the African continent. The official visit by the President and Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle was firmly focused on the future with the opening of a new regional office in Abidjan and the launch of the Boost Africa initiative which will benefit more than 1 500 start-ups and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the African…

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