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World Bank devotes $700 million to women and childrens’ health

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday that at least $700 million would be made available over the next two years for women’s and children’s health needs in poor countries. Speaking at the United Nations, Kim said the money was to help developing countries meet the targets of the…

UN calls for action on water, slums crisis in cities

CAPE TOWN (AFP) – The world needs to act immediately to tackle an urban crisis of growing city slums that lack water and sanitation, a top UN official warned Tuesday on World Water Day. “We have a crisis, we must recognise that,” Joan Clos, UN Habitat executive director, told an…