Thursday , 19 May 2022
Breaking News

Tag Archives: Humanitarian

What will it take to meet global housing needs?

By Anita Makri – SciDev.Net Disaster zones and cities fuel the crisis. They are also hotbeds for knowledge and innovations to break through it. Shelter is a basic human need. Having a safe and healthy home is a fundamental aspiration for us all: in cities or villages, in poor or rich countries. But too many people struggle to fulfil this …

Read More »

World Prematurity Day 2015

World prematurity Day which is commemorated today is a key moment to generate global attention on the leading cause of deaths of children under 5. Globally complications from preterm birth accounted for more than 1 million child deaths in 2015. World Prematurity Day offers an opportunity to focus on cost-effective solutions for prevention and care of preterm births, but also …

Read More »

Edible insects inch one step closer

By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

Read More »

Sinovac Receives Beijing CDC Tender to Supply Seasonal Flu Vaccine Anflu

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has been selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“Beijing CDC”) to be a supplier of the seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens of Beijing for 2014. The Beijing CDC plans to order a minimum of 1.2 million doses of …

Read More »

Chile, China and Morocco to receive recognition for achieving outstanding progress in fighting hunger

  Chile, China and Morocco are the latest in a growing list of countries to make great strides in combating undernourishment, such as the early achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG-1) – to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 – or the more stringent 1996 World Food Summit (WFS) target of halving the absolute number of …

Read More »

Brazil approves GM mosquito that could cut dengue

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade – SciDev.Net Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood do not pose a significant risk to humans or the environment. The decision will open up the possibility of the company that developed the insects selling them in Brazil as a control strategy for dengue …

Read More »

Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told

By Joshua Howgego – SciDev.Net Designing technological products that can be used by everyone, regardless of whether or not they have any disability, would be a win-win situation, a meeting has heard. “To think that you can apply some kind of magic pixie dust and make a technology accessible to disabled people after it’s been designed is just crazy,” Vint …

Read More »

Artificial intelligence to help disaster aid coordination

By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net The “fragmented” coordination between relief actors in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan last month underscores the need for artificial intelligence to streamline disaster response, says a team behind such an effort. The ORCHID project — a consortium of UK universities and private firms — aims to make this possible by combining human and artificial intelligence …

Read More »

Pray for Ya’an: Shanghai Youth League Committee and Touchmedia Encourage Advocate Blood Donations by IT Youth

A special youth focused “Touch Your Heart – Donate for Love” blood drive campaign was launched recently under the auspices of the Shanghai Committee of the Youth League, Touchmedia, the Shanghai Blood Center and the Shanghai IT Youth Talent Association. As a part of the “Shanghai IT Youth Caring Plan”, the campaign aims to assist public spirited IT entrepreneurs wanting …

Read More »

Young Chinese Painters Join Kenyan Youth for Event Celebrating Art & Environment

UNEP Announces Winners of 5th Chinese Children’s Painting Competition Venue: UN Recreation Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri Date and Time: 16 July 2012, 11:00-13:00 Speakers: UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Representatives of Chinese youth and Luo Hong Fund A group of over 20 Chinese children will travel to UNEP headquarters in Gigiri to receive their first-place prizes in the 5th …

Read More »