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Table of contents
1. Ten ways to save a million lives
2. Hunger drives hunt for gold in South Sudan's east
3. Thousands still missing HIV treatment following CAR coup
4. Uganda running out of ARVs, HIV test kits
5. Calls for AU, UN to take action in Sudan's Blue Nile State
6. Intellectual property reprieve for poor countries
7. Call for "no regret" climate adaptation strategies*


Ten ways to save a million lives

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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Hunger drives hunt for gold in South Sudan's east

NANAKANAK, 10 June 2013 (IRIN) - Around 60,000 people are thought to be
mining gold in South Sudan, using the bare hands they once used to
harvest crops. In the new nation's east, where poor rains have caused
widespread hunger, women, children and the elderly have joined the
hordes of people seeking their fortune through this back-breaking
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Thousands still missing HIV treatment following CAR coup

KAMPALA, 11 June 2013 (IRIN) - More than 15,000 people living with HIV
in the Central African Republic (CAR) had their life-prolonging
antiretroviral (ARV) treatment interrupted as a result of the
instability before, during and after the 24 March coup by the S


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