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Health disparities 'could be eliminated in a generation': study

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KATE KELLAND
Health Disparity
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Health disparities between rich and poor nations could be banished in a generation by investment in research, vaccines and drugs to combat diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, global health experts said on Tuesday.

In a report setting out a plan for a "grand convergence" in health, the experts said world leaders needed to press for a concerted increase in research and development (R&D) investment to develop new medicines, vaccines and health technologies. ... Read more about Health disparities 'could be eliminated in a generation': study

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Better sanitation boosts children's test scores, decreases stunting - study

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Astrid Zweynert, Nov 19, 2013
A Jordanian worker uses a wheelbarrow to transport materials for building the Azraq Syrian Refugee Camp, the third of its kind, near Al Azraq, 80km (50 miles) east of Amman
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Access to improved sanitation can increase cognition in children, according to a new World Bank study, the latest research to link stunting and open defecation.

More than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to toilets, and one billion people practice open defecation. ... Read more about Better sanitation boosts children's test scores, decreases stunting - study

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MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Arthur Neslen Sep 18 2013
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 An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.

Jan Vandemoortele told EurActiv that UN member states were becoming “uneasy” about discussions on a framework to replace the MDGs in 15 months time, which are due to begin in New York on 22 September... Read more about MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Global Partnership for Development

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http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/millennium-development-goals/lang--en/index.htm

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Global Partnership for Development

This helps raise awareness and further develop an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system This could bring together mutual migration laws which is needed because issues like 'human trafficking feeds on poverty and creates greater restrictions to legal immigration.' Better border control like a well-paced migration from poorer to richer countries; example: Germany: special visa for IT workers. ... Read more about Global Partnership for Development

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Acheive Primary Education for All

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http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/millennium-development-goals/lang--en/index.htm

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Acheive Primary Education for All

These millennium goals help raise awareness, A way to convince the population to stay in rural areas for more opportunities to create more job opportunities

to find the best out of their main asset, their labour. Enhancing the level of education in poorer countries will provide a better chance to improve country’s economy

in order for their labour market to depend on itself. ... Read more about Acheive Primary Education for All

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Eradicate Extreme Poverty

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http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/millennium-development-goals/lang--en/index.htm

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Eradicate Extreme Poverty

These issues are quite Interconnected: once employment is available in the poorer countries, those who cannot/does not leave the country may still have a chance to work: this is the “right kind of growth” in order to reduce poverty in developing countries, hence reduce migration patterns. ... Read more about Eradicate Extreme Poverty

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Close the digital divide

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http://tlc-mn.org/digital-inclusion/news

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Close the digital divide

To reduce the impact of the digital divide there are several things to implement, in broad terms it is necessary:

• Have computer and Internet access:  People need affordable and reliable computers and broadband Internet access.

• Be digitally literate: people need to understand digital technologies and how to use them effectively to achieve their educational, economic, civic, and social goals. ... Read more about Close the digital divide

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Economic impact of the internet

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45- http://www.mediafuturist.com/2012/02/good-infographic-on-the-digital-divide-if-youre-reading-this-youre-one-of-the-lucky-ones-via-mashabl.html

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Economic impact of the internet

ICT has beneficial effects on economic development, nowadays ICT becomes increasingly strong determinant of growth, including the use of the Internet. If breaking digital persists, the development gap between the North and the South may get bigger.

 ICT, new keys to the information society, open broad opportunities in the areas of management, commerce, education and governance. So it seems that they can contribute to the development of disadvantaged regions. ... Read more about Economic impact of the internet

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mobile cellular subscription

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40- http://thebrandbuilder.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/strategy-reminder-shifts-in-global-media-consumption/

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mobile cellular subscription

Changes in the number of subscriptions to various means of communication in recent years ... Read more about mobile cellular subscription

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Working Under the Radar

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http://philebersole.wordpress.com/tag/illegal-immigrants/

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Working Under the Radar

This chart describes the different occupations that illegal immigrants participate in and the percentage of unauthorized workers in each sector. The highest number of unauthorized workers: construction labourers because manual labour doesn’t need a high level of education and lower salaries are better than none ... Read more about Working Under the Radar

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