When cholera broke out just months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti’s health system was pushed to the brink. The extraordinary rearguard action that followed offers an object lesson in dealing with a public health crisis.
The Guardian | Global Development
Daily life is fraught with danger for people living in remote areas of a country where health funding is as scarce as specialist medicine.
Villagers, lured by new jobs and rich rewards for selling their land, now face poverty and heartbreak as claims of corruption engulf a £2.5bn transport project.
Persecution and hardship in the Oromia region drive tens of thousands of migrants each year to cross the Red Sea from Djibouti, in a bid to reach the Gulf.
A ban on minors being tested for HIV is preventing the Philippines from tackling a surge in infections, particularly among young men.
A US judge has ruled that the IFC—the World Bank's private sector lending arm—cannot be sued over a $450m loan for a power plant that the plaintiffs maintained had destroyed their livelihood.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the World Bank’s private lending arm were used to expand industrial farms amid mounting concern about environmental impacts.
Shelters, legal aid and lessons on economic self-sufficiency are helping to tackle rampant gender-based violence.
Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control.
Contraception delivered through female community health workers has helped reduce birthrates and infant mortality.