Countdown to world-first Everest challenge in Verbier, Switzerland

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Everest in the Alps is a highly imaginative initiative to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity while at the same time roping in both mountain skills and the outdoors for a worthy cause....

Everest in the Alps – Toby’s Story

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Toby is battling with a brain tumour and suffered terribly before it was diagnosed. Now he is battling through his first 18 months of chemotherapy. His father Rob explains what's happening.  (See Everest in...

Photo essay on Ivory Coast by Mike DuBose Part II

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This is the second part of the Ivory Coast photo essay by award-winning American photographer Mike DuBose. Part I is published here. Victor Diby Gnangbi is secretary general of Man Prefecture and a United Methodist...

Ivory Coast Photo Essay – By Mike DuBose. Part I

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The following photo essay based on a recent trip to Ivory Coast was shot by award-winning photographer Mike DuBose. (Part I).  See UMNS site for original coverage. Dubose currently works for United Methodist Communications in...

Ebola changes Ivory Coast without crossing border

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The following first in a series of two was contributed by American journalist Kathy Gilbert of the United Methodist News Service based on a recent trip to Ivory Coast in West Africa.  Also see...

Imaginative cartoons: Reaching out for AIDS, Malaria and Ebola

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Geneva-based animator Firdaus Kharas, founder of Chocolate Moose Media, is an an expert in behaviour-change communications who has produced global campaigns for reaching out to crisis-affected populations. Here is the story behind his latest motion...

Sierre Leone in the time of Ebola

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How frontline workers see the Ebola response in Sierra Leone. Nick van Praag, who is just back from this West African country, shares some random impressions.   With all due respect to Bob Geldof, people...

Beyond the blah-blah: What now with the Sustainable Development Goals?

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The creation of a new and more realistic post-2015 agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is already happening with Geneva in the forefront. But how will the new SDGs be implemented and...