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July 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Chronic, non-communicable diseases are the biggest killers in the developing world. Yet they are still being overlooked by the global health community, which tends to focus on infectious diseases suc…

Chronic, non-communicable diseases are the biggest killers in the developing world. Yet they are still being overlooked by the global health community, which tends to focus on infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.



To draw attention to this global crisis, SciDev.Net publishes a set of articles providing vital information for policymakers, researchers and international donors about the need to prioritise the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases affecting millions in… Continue

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on July 25, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Moving towards Mainstream Science Journalism :Some Experiences from India !

Science journalism is lately gaining popularity in India.At least it is in news these days .There are two premier organizations of Government of India [GOI] ,National council of science and technology communication [NCSTC] and Vigyan Prasar mainly engaged in popularizing science among Indian masses .NCSTC is working as a major funding agency for various projects with the mandate to communicate science among the lay people .

But science journalism has not yet come out from the shackles of… Continue

Added by Dr.Arvind Mishra on July 20, 2008 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Awards for Asian journalists reporting on development

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is sponsoring the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) to acknowledge Asian-Pacific print journalists who cover development trends and the impact these have on the countries and people of the region.



Deadline for entries: August 22.



This year the awards will focus on excellence in journalistic reporting in four strategic areas of development: governance,

regional integration, infrastructure, and… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on July 17, 2008 at 10:08 — No Comments

2008 CGIAR Science Awards

Thought some of you might be interested in this, which just arrived in my inbox:



Dear Colleagues,



We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2008 CGIAR Science Awards.



This year's award categories are as follows:

The CGIAR King Baudouin Award

The CGIAR Science Award for Promising Young Scientist

The CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Scientist

The CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Support Team

The… Continue

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on July 15, 2008 at 15:10 — No Comments

Global forest plan could boost fight against poverty and climate change

Global forest plan could boost fight against poverty and climate change

Hundreds of experts call for new kind of forest partnership




An emerging initiative could pave the way for fundamental change in the way forests are managed, boosting efforts to fight both poverty and climate change, says research published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).



The World Bank-nurtured idea is of a global forest partnership that links… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on July 10, 2008 at 10:05 — No Comments

Controversy dogs sickle cell drug promise

The progress of a promising herbal-based drug for sickle cell anaemia could be under threat as the companies involved are surrounded by allegations of corruption. SciDev.Net reports in a special news article.

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on July 1, 2008 at 10:24 — No Comments

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