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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Malaria prevalence down in Africa, but battle isn't over


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February 20, 2014
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Malaria prevalence down in Africa, but battle isn't over
A study by researchers from The Wellcome Trust says the number of people living in areas of high malaria transmission in Africa dropped to 184 million in 2010 from 218 million in 2000. "It's a mixed message. It has been a great success in several countries, but more needs to be done," says Dr. Abdisalan Mohamed Noor of the Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme. BBC (2/19), Voice of America (2/20), The Verge (2/19)
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"Security Council To Meet on CAR Crisis. The meeting comes as the worsening security situation prevented the top UN humanitarian official from traveling to parts of the country. No outcome is expected from this meeting, but it will provide the UNSC the chance to hear directly about the deepening crisis." UN Dispatch (2/20)
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Security Council expected to vote Friday on Syrian aid resolution
A United Nations Security Council resolution on humanitarian aid for Syria will be brought to a vote Friday, envoys say. The draft resolution, which calls for access for cross-border aid and a cessation of shelling, is supported by Western countries and Jordan but could be opposed by Russia and China. Reuters (2/20), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/20)
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Health Development
Accelerated progress needed to meet water, sanitation MDGs
It's highly likely that the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation won't be met by 2015, experts say, especially in parts of Asia and Africa. Experts say water, sanitation and hygiene issues will need to be part of the next round of development goals. Inter Press Service (2/19)
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Women Girls
Libyan rape victims from 2011 uprising could be compensated
The Libyan Cabinet has proposed that women who were raped by forces loyal to then-leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 should receive compensation as war victims. The compensation is financial and health care related. The decree must be approved by the Libyan Congress. BBC (2/20), The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Reuters (2/19)
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Peacekeeping and Security
Dozens dead as Ukraine truce broken
At least 50 people have died in fighting between anti-government protesters and Ukraine police as an hours-old truce failed to hold. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met with a delegation from the EU as Russia's leaders urged Yanukovich to hold firm regarding Ukraine's relations with Moscow. Reuters (2/20), Al Jazeera (2/20), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/20)
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"Productive" Iranian nuclear talks adjourn until March
Iran and the U.S., U.K., Russia, China, France and Germany have agreed on an agenda and timetable for the remainder of negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. "We have had three very productive days during which we have identified all of the issues we need to address in reaching a comprehensive and final agreement," says Catherine Ashton, EU foreign policy chief. The next round of talks will be held March 17. Reuters (2/20), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/20)
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"Empower" people through "decent work" on World Day of Social Justice. UN Radio (2/20)
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