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SUNS # 9429 Friday 1 October 2021

Trade : UNCTAD calls for taking "data flows" out of trade negotiations (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The issue of data management policies has come to the center-stage, after South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa called for "an inclusive digital economy in which approaches to technology transfer are mutually beneficial" at the World Trade Organization.

Rights : Leprosy has a cure, so has prejudice (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
A new dawn has come, and it was through the work of Yohei Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, that those affected by leprosy now had a voice to speak for themselves.

El Salvador : Rural water boards play vital role for farmers (PRIV)
(IPS, La Libertad)
After climbing a steep hill along winding paths, you reach a huge water tank at the top that supplies peasant farmer families who had no water and instead set up their own community project on this coastal strip in central El Salvador.

Opinion : Health for all must include gender equality and SRHR (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
New York, 29 Sep (IPS/Ann Keeling, Divya Mathew, Deepa Venkatachalam & Chantal Umuhoza*) -- Gender- responsive universal health coverage (UHC) has the proven potential to transform the health and lives of billions of people, particularly girls and women, in all their intersecting identities.

Note to Readers : Special Notice (PRIV)
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On account of the funeral of our Editor Emeritus, Mr Chakravarthi Raghavan, who passed away earlier this week, the SUNS will be closed on Monday (4 October). The next issue #9430 will appear on 5 October.

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