Covid-19: The Chinese Patient Launches its Diplomatic Offensive
Interview

Covid-19: The Chinese Patient Launches its Diplomatic Offensive

Blamed by the West for its inaction early on in the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chinese regime responded by trying to turn its overall response to the crisis in its favor and by stepping up attacks on Europe and the United States.
Pierre Tiessen
In the shadow of COVID-19, the poor and the environment
Press Review

In the shadow of COVID-19, the poor and the environment

Crises overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic are now resurfacing, although they are counteracted by notable progress. While Latin America faces environmental and social issues, in Africa, the use of the law and of technology to protect populations is a step forward.
Menstrual Hygiene: The Fight for Human Rights and Dignity
Development news

Menstrual Hygiene: The Fight for Human Rights and Dignity

Managing menstrual hygiene is a challenge for all women. However, gender inequality, extreme poverty, humanitarian crises and cultural traditions complicate access to basic products, especially in developing countries.
ID4D editorial staff
Biomimicry: reconciling humanity with biodiversity
Opinion

Biomimicry: reconciling humanity with biodiversity

Humans use the biodiversity found in nature as a material, yet it is also a major source of information from which we can draw inspiration through biomimicry, providing models that can be replicated, especially in terms of transition and adaptation.
Patricia Ricard
Covid-19, a Huge Rehearsal for the Upcoming Climate Crisis?
Opinion

Covid-19, a Huge Rehearsal for the Upcoming Climate Crisis?

In this second article in a series on the links between Covid-19 and the environment, economist Étienne Espagne examines the Covid-19 and climate crises to see what connects and what differentiates them. Can the pandemic accelerate climate change?
Étienne Espagne
In developing countries, COVID-19 is not the only danger
Press Review

In developing countries, COVID-19 is not the only danger

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only crisis lurking. Populations in developing countries are faced with challenges that are or promise to be as deadly as the coronavirus. However, with little but ambitious goals, the narrative can be changed.
ID4D editorial staff
COVID-19 in Africa: a double tsunami
Opinion

COVID-19 in Africa: a double tsunami

Africa will bear the brunt of the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. What can be done to mitigate these impacts? Beyond a debt moratorium, all forms of financial mobilization will be needed from the international community.
Yasmine Osman, Thomas Melonio
Rethinking climate change adaptation for the Mekong River
Opinion

Rethinking climate change adaptation for the Mekong River

Incessant drought, devastating floods: the impacts of climate change on the Mekong River are now evident. For scholar Carl Middleton, there is only one solution: innovation.
Carl Middleton
Pandemics: the environmental origins of COVID-19
Opinion

Pandemics: the environmental origins of COVID-19

What are the environmental origins of pandemics such as COVID-19? Why are they going to become more and more frequent? In this first article of a series devoted to the links between COVID-19 and the environment, agronomists Julien Calas and Léa Lugassy, together with economist Étienne Espagne...
Étienne Espagne, Julien Calas, Léa Lugassy
South Korea, an effective model in the face of COVID-19
Interview

South Korea, an effective model in the face of COVID-19

Highly exposed from the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, South Korea implemented strict measures—including widespread testing—which have proved to be highly effective. Australian Epidemiologist, Mary-Louise McLaws, explains the South Korean response.
Mary-Louise McLaws
COVID-19 crisis: socioeconomic impacts as deadly as the virus
Press Review

COVID-19 crisis: socioeconomic impacts as deadly as the virus

The COVID-19 crisis is not simply a global health disaster. Its socioeconomic impacts on poor communities and vulnerable countries threaten the very livelihood of the ones who need help the most. This week’s press review highlights these impacts around the globe.
ID4D editorial staff
From Big Data to Big Brother: use of data for health
Development news

From Big Data to Big Brother: use of data for health

In recent years, we have started to see the use of big data to prevent health crises and improve global health services. But could better management of global data on human health have prevented the COVID-19 crisis?
ID4D editorial staff
COVID-19 and global health: a 5-point action plan to end inequality
Opinion

COVID-19 and global health: a 5-point action plan to end inequality

COVID-19 is a global human catastrophe. Foremost, it is an unequal catastrophe. In Oxfam France campaigner Robin Guittard’s view, the crisis reveals just how urgent it is to put an end to global inequality. Here is a 5-point action plan to achieve this.
Robin Guittard
Tackling illegal pangolin trade, a priority for Nigeria’s development and public health
Opinion

Tackling illegal pangolin trade, a priority for Nigeria’s development and public health

In just a few years, illegal pangolin trade originating in Nigeria has boomed. For Chervine Oftadeh, a strong, coordinated response to this issue could save this near-extinct species, protect global health and contribute to the country’s development.
Chervine Oftadeh
COVID-19 in developing countries: roughest on the poorest
Press Review

COVID-19 in developing countries: roughest on the poorest

The COVID-19 pandemic is not simply a global health disaster. Its socioeconomic impacts on poor communities and vulnerable countries may hinder recent progress in development. This week’s press review highlights these impacts around the globe.
Covid-19 in China: from patient zero to zero (new) patients
Opinion

Covid-19 in China: from patient zero to zero (new) patients

China claims it is on track to containing the Covid-19 outbreak. If this is indeed true, it is a turning point on the health front, and would signal the victory of the “Chinese model” over the virus, at a time when the West is overwhelmed by the effects of the crisis.
Pierre Tiessen
Diabetes in humanitarian crises: it’s time to act!
Opinion

Diabetes in humanitarian crises: it’s time to act!

For Stéphane Besançon, Executive Director of the Santé Diabète NGO, and Dr Sylvia Kehlenbrinkoh, endocrinologist, a global action plan is needed to prevent and manage diabetes in countries weakened by humanitarian crises.
Stéphane Besançon, Sylvia Kehlenbrink
Coronavirus: the world under alert
Press Review

Coronavirus: the world under alert

The world has seldom faced such unpredicted challenges: the fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic is threatening global health, complicating geopolitics and worsening living conditions in refugee camps. This week’s Development press review highlights its impacts in different parts of the world.
Coronavirus Crisis: what will be the impacts for the economy and CO2 emissions?
Opinion

Coronavirus Crisis: what will be the impacts for the economy and CO2 emissions?

According to economist Christian de Perthuis, 2019 could well be remembered as the peak year for global emissions, with the coronavirus health crisis acting in the medium-term to accelerate structural changes in economies.
Christian de Perthuis
Seen from Congo: “Social work must be innovative and committed to lasting change”
Opinion

Seen from Congo: “Social work must be innovative and committed to lasting change”

According to Tassé Abye, social work in developing countries must target the long-term independence of those referred to as “vulnerable”. To achieve this goal, social workers must demonstrate empathy.
Tassé Abye
Corona virus: a major health crisis and a political test for Beijing
Interview

Corona virus: a major health crisis and a political test for Beijing

According to sinologist Jean-Pierre Cabestan, the coronavirus epidemic is testing Xi Jinping’s system as anger mounts in China due to a lack of transparency from certain authorities since the start of the crisis.
Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Climate justice, social justice
Development news

Climate justice, social justice

The richest countries are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, yet they will not pay the same consequences of global warming as the most vulnerable countries. In addressing these inequalities, defenders of climate justice highlight the links between protecting the planet and social justice.
ID4D editorial staff
Locust swarms, coronavirus: Africa under threats
Press Review

Locust swarms, coronavirus: Africa under threats

As crop-decimating locusts pose a major threat to food security in the Horn of Africa, nearly fifty suspected cases of coronavirus have been numbered in the African continent. This week’s Development press review compiles striking news from around the globe.
ID4D editorial staff
China: A reformed health system tested by the coronavirus
Interview

China: A reformed health system tested by the coronavirus

17 years after the SARS epidemic, China is facing a new infectious disease, the 2019 coronavirus 2019-nCoV. This sanitary crisis sheds a light on the strengths and weaknesses of the recently reformed Chinese health system. Expert of the Chinese health program and Shorenstein APARC Deputy...
Karen Eggleston

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