Tuesday , September 17th , 2019  

InnovaHealth Partners Invests in Koelis, a Leader in Prostate Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Koelis SAS ("Koelis" or the "Company") and InnovaHealth Partners, LP ("InnovaHealth") jointly announced today along with Medevice Partners ("Medevice") that InnovaHealth has made a growth equity investment in Koelis and acquired a majority interest in the Company. Koelis is a leadership innovator in the market...

Digital Reasoning Announces Strategic Investment from SC Ventures Accelerating Global Expansion of AI Solutions for Communications Surveillance in New Geographies

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Digital Reasoning, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that understands human intentions and behaviors, today announced a strategic investment from SC Ventures, the innovation, ventures and fintech investments unit of Standard Chartered Bank, bringing its Series D–1 funding round total to $40 million. In addition to this investment,...

Tana River Bears the Cost of Development

By Info NileSep 17 2019 – The damming of Kenya’s River Tana and the environmental degradation upstream, has reduced the amount of silt and water reaching the Tana River Delta over time. Hence the sea has been pushing further and further inland unhindered, jeopardising livelihoods.  

UN Chief Calls for Action, Not “Beautiful Speeches”

Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2019 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered an unsolicited piece of advice to the 190-plus speakers, including heads of state and heads of government, who will address an unprecedented six high level plenary meetings during the General Assembly sessions September 23-27. “I am asking leaders to come to the September...

Developing Economies’ Subordinate Financialization

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah HuiKUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Sep 17 2019 – Rapid financial globalization is due not only to financial innovations, but also to choices made by national policymakers, often with naïve expectations, trusting promoters’ promises of steady net inflows of financial resources. Rapid financialization has involved fund or asset investment managers operating...

Asian & Arab Parliamentarians to Move Forward on Reproductive Health & Gender Empowerment

By Razeena RaheemUNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 2019 – Over the years, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has worked in tandem with legislators and parliamentarians to help implement the historic Programme of Action (PoA) adopted unanimously by over 20,000 UN delegates at a landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo back in 1994. The PoA included a commitment to reduce...

African Development Bank Plans for a Self-sufficient, Integrated and Industrialised Continent

Women rice farmers in a field, Accra, Ghana. Through the African Development Bank’s Feed Africa project, 19 million people were provided with improved agricultural technologies, and almost 1.54 billion dollars was approved in 2018 to transform agriculture on the continent. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Nalisha Adams and Busani BafanaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa/BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 16 2019 –...

World’s Whale Population Struggles to Recover from Carnage Amid Serious Concerns

Dr Palitha Kohona is former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Co-Chair, UN Working Group on Biological Diversity Beyond National Jurisdiction By Dr Palitha KohonaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sep 16 2019 – Sri Lanka is endowed with an impressive and large concentration of whales off its shores and it is believed they are not a population that migrates seasonally. 26 species...

Time to Put Data at the Heart of UN’s 2030 Agenda

By Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, El Iza Mohamedou and Koffi ZougbedeUNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 2019 – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, all meant to guide efforts by all countries towards a more sustainable, prosperous and equal future. Today, nearly a third of the way towards 2030, progress has...

UNAIDS and WHO Africa Leaders Should Prioritize Women’s Health

Winnie Byanyima. Credit: Marianela Jarroud/IPS. By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Sep 13 2019 – Two African women were recently appointed to top global health positions: Winnie Byanyima as the Executive Director of UNAIDS and Dr. Matshidiso Moeti reappointed as the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. Already, Ms. Byanyima is focusing on human rights as a way to end the...