Posts tagged global

How should the world look? Reply to the UN’s new global online survey MyWorld2015 and see how your priorities match up with those of people in other countries.
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How should the world look? Reply to the UN’s new global online survey MyWorld2015 and see how your priorities match up with those of people in other countries.

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The True Size of Africa! Shows how easily the US, India, China and much of Europe fit into the continent.
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The True Size of Africa! Shows how easily the US, India, China and much of Europe fit into the continent.

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"We should teach the younger generation that Halloween is alien to Tajiks and all Muslims. Proud Tajik boys and girls who love their nation should never celebrate alien holidays."

Blogger Bachai Sako on why people in Tajikistan should not celebrate Halloween today.
Do you celebrate holidays from other cultures/religions?
(Image: Toby Ord, Wikipedia)

"We should teach the younger generation that Halloween is alien to Tajiks and all Muslims. Proud Tajik boys and girls who love their nation should never celebrate alien holidays."

Blogger Bachai Sako on why people in Tajikistan should not celebrate Halloween today.

Do you celebrate holidays from other cultures/religions?

(Image: Toby Ord, Wikipedia)

'Water Lentils' on Peru's Lake Titicaca.
Pollution in Lake Titicaca has reached alarming levels. In February of this year, the lake was declared as “Threatened Lake of the Year 2012” by the organizations Global Nature Fund (Germany) and Living Lake (USA). 

'Water Lentils' on Peru's Lake Titicaca.

Pollution in Lake Titicaca has reached alarming levels. In February of this year, the lake was declared as “Threatened Lake of the Year 2012” by the organizations Global Nature Fund (Germany) and Living Lake (USA). 

One in three women on the planet is beaten up or raped during her lifetime. According to this statistic, one billion women will be subjected to violence in their lifetime.The new One Billion Rising campaign has been launched to end this violence, focusing on the ‘Strike, Dance and Rise’ day on February 14, 2013.

One in three women on the planet is beaten up or raped during her lifetime. According to this statistic, one billion women will be subjected to violence in their lifetime.

The new One Billion Rising campaign has been launched to end this violence, focusing on the ‘Strike, Dance and Rise’ day on February 14, 2013.

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For the past decade, photographer Huang Qingjun asked families in China to carry all of their possessions outside and pose for him. The photos on BBC offer glimpses into the utilitarian lives of millions of Chinese who, at first glance, appear not to have been swept up by the same modernisation that has seen hundreds of millions of others leave for the cities.

“People’s lives have changed enormously. Maybe their incomes haven’t been affected as much as in the cities, but their thinking has,” says Huang, 42

Lagos Midwives - how Nigerian midwives provide much needed and welcomed care through a free clinic run by Doctors Without Borders.

More glimpses into midwifery around the world…

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, India, started operations recently despite protests.Some 8,000 local villagers assembled on the beach to try and stop moves to load uranium fuel in one of the two reactors of the plant. Read more

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, India, started operations recently despite protests.

Some 8,000 local villagers assembled on the beach to try and stop moves to load uranium fuel in one of the two reactors of the plant. Read more

True that it would be easier to “google them,” get the information and write about them, but I need to talk to them, get to know them.

Xaviera Medina de Albrand’s response when questioned, ‘Why interview women instead of simply writing about them?’ 

The Peruvian blogger Xaviera Medina de Albrand is the brains and energy behind the blog Mujeres Mundi, a space where she publishes her interviews with women from around the world. Xaviera talks to us about her life and her blog in this first part of a two-part interview.

Counterfeit medicines pose a significant global public health problem; this chart by the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) details the geographical distribution of confirmed counterfeiting incidents in 2011.
The issue is particularly challenging to tackle in the developing world because of the required infrastructure and the growing volume of fake drugs.
Innovations to Track Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing World

Counterfeit medicines pose a significant global public health problem; this chart by the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) details the geographical distribution of confirmed counterfeiting incidents in 2011.


The issue is particularly challenging to tackle in the developing world because of the required infrastructure and the growing volume of fake drugs.

Innovations to Track Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing World