Global https://scidev.net/global/ SciDev.Net offers news,analysis and information about science and technology for global development; including agriculture, environment, health, governance, and more. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT en UNAIDS leader to resign next year after review voices “no confidence” https://scidev.net/global/health/news/unaids-leader-to-resign-next-year-after-review-voices-no-confidence.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/unaids-leader-to-resign-next-year-after-review-voices-no-confidence.html Scathing report urges leadership change at AIDS agency, following claims of bullying and harassment. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Scientists decry lack of data on ocean pollution https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/scientists-decry-lack-of-data-on-ocean-pollution.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/scientists-decry-lack-of-data-on-ocean-pollution.html Data analysis warns of critical information gap on litter and toxic materials in marine protected areas. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:55:42 GMT A cloud of questions hangs over the promise of tech https://scidev.net/global/ethics/editorials/a-cloud-of-questions-hangs-over-the-promise-of-tech.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ethics/editorials/a-cloud-of-questions-hangs-over-the-promise-of-tech.html The wider impacts of technological solutions need careful scrutiny. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:50:00 GMT Q&A: Women scientists should seize chances to shine https://scidev.net/global/role-models/women-scientists-should-seize-chances-to-shine-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/role-models/women-scientists-should-seize-chances-to-shine-1.html Quarraisha Abdool Karim admonishes young women scientists to seize opportunities such as mentorship to shine. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:04:56 GMT Women need to understand power structures https://scidev.net/global/gender/scidev-net-at-large/women-need-to-understand-power-structures.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/scidev-net-at-large/women-need-to-understand-power-structures.html Women in science need to figure out and address unconscious bias to even their career paths, an event heard. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT Country-owned strategies to fight malaria https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/country-owned-strategies-to-fight-malaria-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/country-owned-strategies-to-fight-malaria-1x.html Progress on malaria control stalled in 2016 and 2017, so the WHO has launched country-led strategies. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:06:56 GMT Report slams global failure to curb emissions https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/report-slams-global-failure-to-curb-emissions.html As world leaders meet in Poland, the Global Carbon Project shows that dangerous emissions are continuing unabated. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT UN conference sets agenda for biodiversity research https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/un-conference-sets-agenda-for-biodiversity-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/un-conference-sets-agenda-for-biodiversity-research.html 196 countries agree to step up the study and preservation of wildlife around the globe. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:33:00 GMT Good preservation can couple environment with jobs and revenue https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/scidev-net-at-large/good-preservation-can-couple-environment-with-jobs-and-revenue.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/scidev-net-at-large/good-preservation-can-couple-environment-with-jobs-and-revenue.html A booklet shows how environmental protection can bring money and jobs to local people. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:11:17 GMT UN project aims to nix ships’ most dangerous stowaways https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/un-project-aims-to-nix-ships-most-dangerous-stowaways.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/un-project-aims-to-nix-ships-most-dangerous-stowaways.html Invasive species hitch a ride around the ocean on ships, but there are smart ways to stop it. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMT The human face of digital health https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-human-face-of-digital-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-human-face-of-digital-health.html How can health workers on the front line better use high tech, low tech ‒ or no tech? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT Legal tweak could wreck Amazon forest https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html The Terra Legal law was intended to help with indigenous land tenure, but could be abused and result in rampant deforestation. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Privacy ‘not keeping pace’ with digital health https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/keeping-pace-with-digital-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/keeping-pace-with-digital-health.html Tech moving faster than policies in digital health, says Patricia Mechael. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: It takes many people to smash the glass ceiling https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/smash-the-glass-ceiling.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/smash-the-glass-ceiling.html It is becoming easier for women to get to the top in science, but it’s still hard for them to stay there, says geneticist Federica di Palma. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: ‘There is a silent rejection’ of large health interventions https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/silent-rejection-of-large-health-interventions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/supported-content/silent-rejection-of-large-health-interventions.html Health solutions co-designed with communities are proving more effective, says Vishwajeet Kumar . Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Big data in the balance https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-in-the-balance.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-in-the-balance.html Every digital step we take leaves a trace. How to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conservation spending could boost Brazil’s prosperity https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html Brazil could reduce poverty and create jobs if it would spend more money on protecting biodiversity, a report has found. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Debate: How can tech pave the way to stronger health systems? https://scidev.net/global/multimedia/debate-how-can-tech-pave-the-way-to-stronger-health-systems.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/multimedia/debate-how-can-tech-pave-the-way-to-stronger-health-systems.html Join the debate: Tuesday 27 November at 2-4pm GMT Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Big Data to help society when it’s industrialised https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/q-a-big-data-to-help-society-when-it-s-industrialised.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/q-a-big-data-to-help-society-when-it-s-industrialised.html Big data is currently limited to pilots and case studies, says Emmanuel Letouze, director of the Data-Pop Alliance. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:50:00 GMT Antibiotics resistance breaks global boundaries https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/antibiotics-resistance-breaks-global-boundaries.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/global_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/antibiotics-resistance-breaks-global-boundaries.html Antibiotics resistance among some bacteria—including E.coli, salmonella and gonorrhoea—is pushing planetary safe zones, a study has found. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT