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2014-02-04 08:29:39

World Bank will support establishment of statistics institute in the country. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Perceptions of Equatorial Guinea are skewed by outdated statistical data, said representatives of the World Bank and IMF participating in a panel at the Emerging Equatorial Guinea conference today in Malabo. "Statistics about Equatorial Guinea are very much outdated, particularly poverty numbers," said Gregor Binkert, World Bank country...

World Bank Report Poorest People Vulnerable Climate Change
2013-06-19 10:48:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The World Bank released a statement today warning that the disastrous effects of global warming could be felt “in our lifetime,” along with a new study projecting the damage to Africa and Asia in particular. "The scientists tell us that if the world warms by (3.6 degree Fahrenheit) — warming which may be reached in 20 to 30 years — that will cause widespread food shortages, unprecedented heat waves, and more...

2011-02-23 00:00:41

Pledge Guarantee for Health will help streamline the aid pipeline to get health supplies to countries in record time, saving lives, reducing costs and eliminating waste Washington, DC & Lusaka, Zambia (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Today, more than 800,000anti-malaria bed nets have arrived and been distributed in Zambia three months ahead of schedule and before the peak of the deadly rainy season, thanks to a deal reached by the Government of Zambia, the World Bank, UNICEF, Stanbic...

2009-10-14 07:30:00

BOSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AMR Research, the leading research firm focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies, is pleased to welcome Hiranya Fernando, an experienced leader in business, environmental, and political issues, to its sustainability team. "With the addition of Hiranya, AMR Research adds to a team that is unsurpassed in the science and business of operational sustainability," said Kevin O'Marah, chief research officer at AMR Research. "For our...

2009-08-06 14:07:37

Hiring the nearly 800,000 workers needed to eliminate the staggering shortage of health care professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 will cost $2.6 billion a year, or 2.5 times the annual funds currently allocated for health worker wages in the region, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and collaborators from the World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank."To say that generating the funds needed to alleviate the shortage will be...

2009-02-05 17:27:01

Senior officials with the World Bank and World Health Organization warned donors and developing countries on Thursday that reductions in health spending amid a global financial crisis could cost lives. The World Bank said it expects to triple its lending for health initiatives to $3 billion this year to alleviate the impact of the worldwide economic slowdown in developing countries. "The health sector is particularly badly affected," said Julian Schweitzer, World Bank director of health,...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.