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Guinea Bissau offers free malaria testing and treatment to the publicAug 19, 2015Bissau-Guineans now have access to free malaria testing and treatment in public health facilities through a ground-breaking partnership between the Guinea Bissau government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and other development partners.
Rural communities of Nicaragua unite for waterAug 12, 2015To strengthen local capacity, over 2,000 people - including farmers, technical institutions and municipal authorities, university professors, journalists and religious leaders - were trained in risk management, resilience, causes of climate change, and adaptation measures.
Nicaragua: Electricity empowers rural communitiesAug 11, 2015Maribel Ubeda is among the 4,400 families from eight rural communities in Nicaragua who gained access to electricity when a new 300 kilowatt micro-hydropower plant was inaugurated by local authorities in her village.
Guarding against disaster: GARD prepares airports for crisisJul 29, 2015In the wake of a disaster, airports play a dual role, both as refuge and transit points for critical humanitarian relief. The logistics behind balancing these two tasks is the aim of the Getting Airports Ready for Disaster initiative, pioneered by the United Nations. But how does the risk prevention scheme work and what can airports do to effectively prepare for crisis?
Redrawing the map: UNDP helps coordinate territorial reform in AlbaniaJul 28, 2015About STAR project and Switzerland's recent employment cooperation in Albania.
Ambassador Paul Seger on priorities of Swiss development cooperationJun 29, 2015Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Paul Seger explains relationships between UNDP and Switzerland and their joint interest for development.
A child's first words in AlbaniaJun 29, 2015When Kevin’s mother went to pick him up from their local center for people with disabilities, she fainted when heard it. “Mama,” he said. It was the first time in the six years of his life. Diagnosed autistic at two-years-old, no one ever believed Kevin would be able to verbalize anything.
UNDP and Canada partner to favor recovery in the Philippines Jun 8, 2015In aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and UNDP have partnered to provide municipal building solutions to the people of Guiuan in the Philippines.
UNDP helps Ebola Emergency Response workers get paidMay 27, 2015In the Ebola epicenter countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, UNDP helps more than 100,000 Emergency Response Workers get paid.
Keeping TB patients under treatment is a priority in IraqMar 24, 2015The sectarian violence that dramatically increased in much of Iraq in 2014 has displaced more than 2.5 million people. The frequent mobility and the cramped living conditions of those displaced are a particular challenge for the country’s tuberculosis (TB) programme.