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SUNS # 8877 Friday 29 March 2019

United Nations : Safe menstrual practices important for progress (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As menstruation continues t o be shamed in many communities, one organisation is rising up to the challen ge to ensure "safe menstruation for all women of Bangladesh."

Caribbean : Anguilla's fishers share first-hand knowledge about climate chan ge (PRIV)
(IPS, Port of Spain)
Fishers in Anguilla saw posted on Youtube this week a video they helped produce that depicts the impacts of c limate change on their industry.

Marshall Islands : "Don't tell my husband I have leprosy" (PRIV)
(IPS, Majuro)
Meretha Pierson has been a nurse for th e past seven years, working in the government-run leprosy clinic in Majuro, the ca pital of the Marshall Islands.

Africa : Cyclone Idai - a time to reassess disaster management (PRIV)
(IPS, Harare)
It was one of the worst tropical cyclones to hit Southern Africa in recent times.

Africa : World's best teacher prize awarded to Kenyan teacher (PRIV)
(IPS, Dubai)
A maths and physical science teacher f rom an impoverished school in Kenya's Rift Valley, Peter Tabichi, has won the o ne million dollar Global Teacher Prize, becoming the first teacher from Africa to clinch the prize established to honour the profession.

Opinion : NHIF reform critical to affordable health for all in Kenya (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out-of-pocket health expenditures.

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