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Preventing child and adolescent suicide in Africa and developing nations; taking action towards early detection of bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Strategies for the inclusion of medical youth in decision-making in a developing country

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Yessi Alcántara Lembert, a recent medical graduate from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Ms. Hellen Esbietlana Bello La Cerda is a fourth year medical student from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated with […]

Children in wealthy countries are less optimistic about their future than those in developing nations – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Economic pessimism among the youth is more likely in high-income countries, compared with middle- and low-income ones. A new survey, the Changing Childhood Project, asked what it’s like growing up now. While […]

“Healthcare system & socioeconomic inequities”-through the lens of developing nations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Afsana Rahman Maliha, a final year MBBS student at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

“Healthcare system and socioeconomic inequities”-through the lens of developing nations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Afsana Rahman Maliha, a final year MBBS student at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

This unique, 20-year study followed the lives of 12,000 children in the developing world. Here’s what it discovered

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A 20-year study led by the University of Oxford attempts to understand the causes and consequences of childhood poverty. Young Lives tracked the development of thousands of children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and […]

The developing world must get ready to adapt its trade to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD • In the absence of adaptation, developing countries stand to be hit the hardest by trade losses due to climate change. • They must enact adaptation measures to ensure ‘trade-climate readiness’. • Such […]

COVID-19: MEPs want to ensure developing countries’ access to vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. COVID-19 vaccines should be produced also in developing countries to overcome the pandemic, development MEPs told Commissioner Urpilainen on Thursday. “Distributing vaccines globally is our exit strategy from the pandemic,” International Partnership Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen told the Development Committee, adding that the Commission will […]

Developed and developing financial markets are more similar than you think. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel J. Barker, Director for Research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & Carlos Monteverde, Manager, Product Management, Mastercard As the economic divide grows between developed and developing markets, so do the opportunities for learning from one another. While […]

A funding gap is hurting developing countries’ efforts to contain COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yasser Omar Abdellatif, Senior Research Associate, Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University & Ellie Graeden, Associate Professor (Adjunct), Georgetown University The pandemic has rendered healthcare systems in the developing world even more fragile. New […]

Mobile technology, a necessary pearl in developing countries

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yves Jacket Nsavyimana, a 5th year Medical Student at University of Burundi. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Reopening schools too early could spread COVID-19 even faster – especially in the developing world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Lagakos, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University & Emilie Yam, Head of Communications, International Growth Centre Low-income countries face a very different set of circumstances to high-income countries when it comes to reopening schools after lockdown. In […]

COVID-19 threatens the developing world’s small businesses. This is how to save them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan Carlos Thomas, Global Entrepreneurship Director, TechnoServe & Alice Waweru, Micro-Retail Expert, TechnoServe Small businesses in developing countries keep local economies afloat. In Nairobi, 80% of basic consumer goods are sold through corner shops. Their ability to function […]

How to replace coal power with renewables in developing countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Donald Kanak, Chair of Eastspring Investments, Co-Chair of the Steering Group of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership ASEAN Hub, and Senior Fellow , Program on International Financial Systems Emissions from existing coal-fired power plants alone will exceed the […]

COVID-19 will hit the developing world’s cities hardest. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Richard Florida, Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world’s poorest cities aggregate factors that facilitate the spread of COVID-19 easier […]

Coronavirus could worsen hunger in the developing world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dongyu Qu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Closing schools means many children miss out on their only hot meal. Quarantine regulations are disrupting supply chains. Governments must do everything in their power to […]

Why do multinationals pay women less in developing countries?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niccolò Pisani, Assistant Professor of International Management, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Ans Kolk, Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Khadija van der Straaten, Lecturer, Rotterdam Business School • The gender wage gap remains at the […]

How women in developing countries can harness e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework, World Trade Organization • E-commerce has the potential to level the economic playing field for women in developing countries. • Government, the private sector, aid programmes and civil society need to […]

A UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing world

  This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals. By supporting a women-focused bond providing loans to microfinance institutions and impact enterprises, the UN is helping women entrepreneurs […]

UN health agency developing COVID-19 virus treatment master plan

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a master plan for coordinating clinical trials that could lead to potential therapies for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, the agency’s chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday. Mr. Tedros was speaking at a press conference […]

Trade preferences boost developing countries’ exports to the European Union

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018. According to the European Commission’s report published every two years on the GSP, released today, […]

Why developing new antibiotics is a matter of life and death

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings Superbugs kill 700,000 people a year – a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050; New treatments to tackle this public health risk aren’t being created fast enough; Policy-makers […]

COP25: Developing nation’s strike hard

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Dr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. The 25th year of the Conference of parties (COP25) must have been thought to start out with a pragmatic start […]

Water inequality used to be a developing world problem only. Not any more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Sarni, Founder and CEO, Water Foundry It is far too easy to view scarcity and poor quality of water as issues solely affecting emerging economies. While the images of women and children fetching water in Africa and a […]

Climate finance for developing countries reached USD 71 billion in 2017

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries reached USD 71.2 billion in 2017, up from USD 58.6 billion in 2016, according to new estimates from the OECD. While the 2016 and 2017 totals cannot be directly compared with earlier […]

Ride-hailing apps are making the developing world’s traffic problems worse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mostafa Kandil, CEO and co-founder, Swvl Ride hailing has revolutionized transport across the globe. Once only found in the US and Europe, ride-hailing companies have quickly expanded into emerging markets such as Kenya, Nigeria, and Egypt. Because local […]

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to […]

Aid used for trade is helping developing countries diversify

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Using development aid to build trade capacity in poor countries is helping to improve economic diversification and to economically empower marginalised groups, yet progress remains geographically uneven, according to the latest OECD-WTO report on Aid for Trade. Aid for Trade at a Glance 2019: Economic Diversification […]

4 steps to developing responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wei Zhu, Chairman, Accenture Greater China Artificial intelligence (AI) is arguably the most disruptive technology of the information age. It stands to fundamentally transform society and the economy, changing the way people work and live. The rise of […]

EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will sign a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels today. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and […]

We must help developing countries escape commodity dependence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Commodities are the basic products that underpin both our material progress and our everyday lives. – from the cereals at your table, […]

What could a no-deal Brexit mean for developing countries?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) The Brexit vote of 2016 came as a powerful reminder that progress in economic integration can be reversed. And the raging debates […]

Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its first report on the subject. “The refugees and […]