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UNDP kicks off its innovation summit

Issue Date: Oct 30, 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on October 30 started a two-day interactive conference to see how innovations can address development challenges in Asia and the Pacific, such as poverty, corruption, gender inequality, and environmental degradation.

Australian scientists successfully test vaccine for disease threatening koalas

Author(s): Rajat Ghai 
Issue Date: Oct 30, 2014
Scientists in Queensland, Australia have successfully tested a vaccine to protect wild koalas from chlamydia, a deadly and painful sexually-transmitted disease, a report on the BBC said on Thursday.

WHO releases new guidelines on breast cancer

Issue Date: Oct 30, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has come out with a set of new strategies to fight breast cancer. The “WHO position paper on mammography screening” examines the balance of benefits and dangers of mammography screening for women above 40. The organisation has also released “guidelines for referral of suspected breast cancer in low-resource settings”.