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5 May 2017

Drying waterways leave a parched Nepal struggling for water

By K.R. Pant | May 5 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) It is 4 a.m. in this village in central Nepal and already 10 people are up, rushing to jump onto a […]

5 May 2017

In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel

By Syful Islam | May 5 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists […]

19 Apr 2017

Brazil moves to provide sewage services to one of Rio’s biggest favelas

By Chris Arsenault | April 19 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Brazilian authorities have taken the first step towards providing basic sanitation to more than 80,000 people in one of Rio de […]

19 Apr 2017

Fight against neglected tropical diseases needs Big Pharma push – WHO

By Gareth Jones | April 19 2017 (Reuters) Progress has been made in tackling diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of poor in tropical areas each year, but drug […]

19 Apr 2017

INTERVIEW-World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid ‘mass exodus’

By Kieran Guilbert | April 19 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could […]

17 Apr 2017

Cholera spreading in Somalia, 50,000 cases foreseen – WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay | April 17 2017 (Reuters) More than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea and the deadly epidemic should double […]

13 Apr 2017

As Kenya farmers chop maize for cattle feed, food security worries grow

By Caroline Wambui | April 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Dressed in a green hat and black mud boots, Gilbert Gitonga is busy tending his 3-acre (1.2-hectare) farm in Kenya’s […]

7 Apr 2017

Protect small farms to meet growing global food needs, study says

By Chris Arsenault | April 7 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it’s crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of […]

29 Mar 2017

Polio vaccine campaign targets 100 mln African children to stop Nigeria outbreak spreading

By Kieran Guilbert | March 29 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive […]

23 Mar 2017

Skin powered by the sun? Energy-saving prosthetic limbs get better feeling

By J.D. Capelouto | March 23 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the energy-saving power […]

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