World Bank Doing Business report finds high rates of gender discrimination

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By Sophie Edwards

The World Bank's annual Doing Business report finds that while a record number of countries have made it easier to set up and run businesses in their territories, women entrepreneurs are discriminated against in many places across the world.

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Inside Development

Gates Foundation to scale potential game changer in Zika, dengue control

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Donors including the Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and a coalition of governments announced Wednesday a large-scale roll-out of a promising new intervention that targets disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Global Views

Opinion: Tuberculosis is a forgotten priority for child health

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At this week's 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in the U.K., the global health community will examine the complicated and important topic of pediatric tuberculosis. TB epidemic is larger than previously estimated, but there are effective treatments and innovative practices.

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