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SUNS # 8412 Wednesday 1 March 2017

Trade : Avoid patent clauses in trade treaties that can kill millions (PRIV)
(Martin Khor, Penang)
Recently, a very interesting article on why there are inequalities in access to health care and how medicine prices are beyond the reach of many people was published in The Lancet, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world.

United Nations : Huge health needs for world's one billion migrants (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome/Colombo)
With an estimated 1 billion migrants today - or one in every seven people - their health needs are huge.

Climate : Antarctic ice lowest ever, Asia at high risk, Africa drying up (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
For those who still deny the tangible impact of climate change, please note that the extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing; the Arctic is witnessing exceptional warmth with record low ice volumes - the lowest on record; global heat is putting Asia at higher risk than ever; and Africa is drying up.

Development : These women cannot celebrate their day (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
This is a story that one would wish to never have to write - the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose production and productivity have systematically been 'quantified' in much detailed statistics, but whose abnegation, human suffering and denial of rights are subject to just words.

El Salvador : Community stations fight for frequencies (PRIV)
(IPS, Nueva Granada)
The Izcanal Radio and Television set is simple and austere, but this TV station made history in El Salvador, being the first, and until now the only one, to make the leap from community radio to community TV channel, in 2006.

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