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1. Ten ways to save a million lives
2. Intellectual property reprieve for poor countries
3. Call for "no regret" climate adaptation strategies*

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Ten ways to save a million lives



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LONDON, 10 June 2013 (IRIN) - In London on 8 June, UK Prime Minister
David Cameron, together with an array of presidents, prime ministers,
businesspeople and philanthropists, signed the Global Nutrition for
Growth Compact, an agreement to improve the nutrition of children and
pregnant women around the world. Inside the meeting room, organizers
said they had secured new commitmentsof up to US$4.15 billion to tackle
undernutrition between now and 2020; outside, in Hyde Park, activists
laid a carpet of flower petals to represent the lives of children lost
each year through malnutrition.
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Intellectual property reprieve for poor countries



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NAIROBI, 13 June 2013 (IRIN) - Least developed countries (LDCs) will
continue to have access to affordable medical technologies for an
additional extra eight years before they are required to implement the
World Trade Organization's Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual
Property (TRIPS) Agreement, following a series of negotiations.
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Call for "no regret" climate adaptation strategies*



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JOHANNESBURG, 14 June 2013 (IRIN) - The absence of accurate climate
prediction models should not dissuade countries from choosing the best
ways to adapt to a changing climate, says a new report published in the
Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
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