News file for: World Bank
We catch up with Dr. Sania Nishtar who was recently a panelist at the 2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Tokyo, Japan.
The World Bank has awarded China a US$15 million grant from the Global Environment Facility to support reduction of dioxins from its pulp and paper industry.
A large coalition of pharmas, governments, and NGOs have announced their goal of eliminating or controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
Vortex Engineering will provide solar-powered ATM machines to India’s rural poor as part of its commitment to the Business Call to Action initiative that encourages private sector efforts to fight poverty.
A new report showcases the disproportionately high burden of neglected tropical diseases in India and South Asia that continue to plague the 1.5 billion people living in the region.
We bring 10 inspirational stories from the WIE 2011 Symposium, representing the voices of women (and men) from all sectors of society who are changing our world.
The World Bank has organized a campaign that looks at what changes are needed to increase women’s economic opportunity and their voice in decision making around the world.
The latest global child mortality estimates show a 68 percent decline in the number of under-five deaths in East Asia over the past 20 years, translating into 4,000 fewer children dying each day.
81-year-old Chinese scientist Dr. Tu Youyou has won the 2011 Lasker DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for her discovery of artemisinin – a widely used antimalarial drug which has prevented millions of deaths worldwide.
The World Bank and Singapore today signed an agreement launching a new hub to boost support for developing countries in the region.