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Factbox: Healthy, educated women lead to healthy economies

By Emma Batha COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Investing in women’s health, education and economic empowerment is critical for ending global poverty, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told a major women’s health and rights conference on Wednesday. More than 5,500 delegates are attending the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen a major global conference on the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls. …read more      

Angry streets, not recall, may be Venezuela leader's biggest risk

By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) – Streaming down from hilltop slums in the dead of night, hundreds of Venezuelans join an ever-growing line that circles the vast “Bicentennial” state-run supermarket. Many of them used to be devoted supporters of Hugo Chavez, the late socialist president who brought his quirky brand of left-wing nationalism to the OPEC nation during a 1999-2013 presidency. Now, in the grumbling of pre-dawn lines, there is disillusionment with Chavez’s “Beautiful Revolution” and undisguised anger at his successor and self-declared “son” Nicolas Maduro. …read more      

Invest in girls' health to compete in the digital future: World Bank head

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By Emma Batha COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries which fail to invest in young women’s health will be left behind because the underdeveloped brains of their children will not be equipped to compete in an increasingly complex, digital world, the head of the World Bank said on Wednesday. Jim Yong Kim said childhood stunting, which impairs cognitive ability, was a “great unrecognized disaster happening in the world right now”. The most important infrastructure you can invest in could be gray matter infrastructure … and it starts with a healthy girl,” Kim told Women Deliver, a major women’s health and …read more      

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