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Nitrogen may hold the key to unlocking clean air challenges

2020-03-24T09:23:09+00:00March 10th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Environmental experts trace the journey to transforming nitrogen pollution for a cleaner circular economy across South Asia. There is something quite bizarre about nitrogen. For it is almost everywhere and yet almost invisible to the society at large. Consider the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), established by the UN to be reached by 2030. None of the goals explicitly mentions the global nitrogen challenge, and yet nitrogen is relevant for at least two-thirds of the 17 SDGs. To understand this contradiction, [...]

Essential health service coverage is improving in India

2018-11-16T10:29:34+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018|

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for South-East Asia. In this interview, she talks through her mission to combat health inequalities, the role of the private sector in tackling challenges in the sector and some key milestones as a Global Indian. What are some of the milestones in your mission to combat health inequalities in the region? WHO South-East Asia Region is central to global health with over a quarter of the world’s population and an even [...]