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Reducing Poverty In Central America Connected To Access To Water, Energy, Climate Resiliency

Inter Press Service: Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America “Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people — almost half of the population — out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.…

LAC Nations Agree To Regional Target Of Reducing New HIV Infections By 75% By 2020

Antigua Observer: Caribbean commits to 75 percent reduction in new HIV infections by 2020 “The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean and Latin American countries have set new regional targets … aimed at reducing by 75 percent new HIV infections in adults and young people by 2020. During the…

USAID-Funded Program In Central America Offers Lessons Learned In Preventing, Treating HIV In Vulnerable Populations

PSI’s “Impact”: 5 Unexpected Findings for Preventing and Treating HIV in Hidden Populations Alejandra Cabrera, strategic information manager at the Pan-American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), discusses a new hub that “offers data and lessons learned from the USAID Combination Prevention Program for HIV in Central America, a five-year program funded…

Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Water’s Role In Global Development, Other Public Health Issues

Humanosphere: Water’s critical role in the fight against poverty: Peter Gleick In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Peter Gleick, director and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, about how water is “critical to making progress against poverty, for economic justice, human development, and … environmental sustainability.” Also during…

Colombia’s New Femicide Law ‘Key Step’ To Reduce Violence Against Women, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Colombia confronts femicide, the “most extreme form of violence against women” “Colombia’s new law on femicide is a key step to combat violence against women, but forensic experts and prosecutors will need to change the way they investigate gender-related killings to win convictions, officials said. In this…

Cholera, Climate Change, Returning Emigrants Contribute To Haiti’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: U.N. “Climate change, cholera, and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the U.N. warned. The impoverished Caribbean nation is facing a deluge of problems, pushing an already vulnerable population…