Poor countries

India pledges steadfast support, ''special consideration'' for poorer nations

India has pledged its steadfast support to poorer countries on issues that matters to them and said it would give them special consideration.

Jan 14, 2016, 08:26 AM IST

Poor countries increasingly targeted by tobacco marketing

Faced with falling sales in richer nations, the tobacco industry has increasingly marketed their product in the developing world, where restrictions on promoting smoking are more relaxed, a new stu

Dec 01, 2015, 05:37 AM IST

Sanitation most relevant for India's health parameters: Bill Gates

Sanitation is the most relevant aspect of improving India's reproductive, maternal and newborn health, according to philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates.

Jan 22, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

`Prioritize funding to disease-ridden, poor countries`

There was a need to prioritize adequate funding support to countries with huge disease burden and poverty, a senior official of India`s health ministry said.

May 20, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

Life expectancy gap growing between rich and poor world women: WHO

Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Sep 02, 2013, 10:44 AM IST

Children in poor countries `sexually abused live on web`

The sexual abuse of children in developing countries is increasingly being live-streamed on Internet services, Britain`s online child protection agency warned.

Jul 02, 2013, 20:12 PM IST

Progress in HIV infection treatment in poor countries: UN report

In a cheering report on the AIDS epidemic, UN report said Wednesday that new HIV infections among children are dropping at a steady rate.

Jul 19, 2012, 09:59 AM IST

Bill Gates calls on EU to maintain aid to world's poor

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told European lawmakers here not to cut aid to poor countries despite the economic and budgetary problems facing EU countries.

Jan 25, 2012, 09:37 AM IST

World Bank says $49.3 bn pledged to help poorest

Pledges will help lift 79 states out of poverty through interest-free funds.

Dec 16, 2010, 12:13 PM IST

Hunger costs poor nations $450 bn a yr: ActionAid

As the world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review meeting next week, a new report says hunger could be costing poor nations as much as $450 billion a year.

Sep 15, 2010, 20:10 PM IST