Naomi Mihara is a Video Journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.
While combating noncommunicable diseases is a global task, regional contexts cause unique challenges. In this visual series, we explore a few of these challenges through the stories of health care workers and individuals living with NCDs in three different countries.
Humanitarian vessels operated by NGOs were responsible for saving 40 percent of the people rescued in the Mediterranean this year — the world's deadliest stretch of water for migrants and refugees. To mark International Migrants Day, Devex takes a look at some of the challenges facing search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean, and how NGOs are protecting themselves from legal and physical threats.
Maternal mortality remains a global issue, and Sustainable Development Goal 3 on healthy lives and well-being aims to reduce the number of women dying due to complications in childbirth by over half. Devex visited the province of Papua, Indonesia, which has some of country's highest infant, child, and maternal mortality rates, to find out what health practitioners have learned about improving maternal health.
The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility, the first funding institution dedicated to securing land rights for indigenous peoples and local communities, launched this month in Stockholm. In this video, find out how the facility has already helped to secure land rights in Indonesia, Peru, and Mali.