IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
April 6th, 2011

whdRome, 7th April, 2011 – Today, World Health Day, IPS news agency is launching a weekly e-bulletin of stories, interviews and analysis about health. Counting on our network of local journalists writing from more than 120 countries, the weekly digest will be an invaluable global weekly snapshot for decision-makers, researchers and health campaigners.

Special focus will be on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6, which  tackle child mortality, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS, malaria and other killer diseases. The first newsletter includes reporting from Sierra Leone about teen pregnancy, from Cambodia where five women die every day in childbirth and news from New York about Ban Ki-Moon’s “prevention revolution” on HIV/AIDS.

Multi-media content will add voices and faces to the people behind the stories. This week an audio podcast from Angola talks to the protagonists of the national immunisation campaign to finally rid the country of polio.

IPS has partnered with the Government of Norway, a leader in the Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals, and has a longstanding partnership with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to strengthen IPS capacity to report on aspects of global health.

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, marks World Health Day 2011 with an op-ed ” Seven billion of us counting on each other” circulated to media worldwide by the IPS Columnist Service.

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Visit the Health webpage to read IPS reporting.

For more information contact: Claudia Diez de Medina, headquarters[at]

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