The links to articles from newspaper and magazine web sites that are given below are intended as a source of current information that will help research into development issues and they could also be used for the article analysis coursework that is part of the World Development A level course. No list is definitive and the intention is to develop this gradually as a resource for anybody interested in global development.
The articles are loosely categorized using the general headings in the text book but their content is often very broad.
http://www.avert.org/aids-hiv-charity-avert.htm - Avert is an HIV and AIDS charity that provides good global information about the spread and attempts to control the disease.
http://www.gsk.com/community/malaria/uganda.htm - This is a GlaxoSmithKline web site about advances in the treatment of malaria in Uganda. It can be useful to get the pharmaceutical company perspective but treat with caution.
Telegraph article arguing that global mass screening for HIV would end the spread of AIDS – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7285534/Mass-screening-would-stop-spread-of-Aids-by-2015.html
Article from the Telegraph in which Mark Honigsbaum argues that politics, poverty and corruption are the reasons why we cannot find a cure for malaria – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/7878524/Why-cant-we-rid-the-world-of-malaria.html
Guardian article about the long-term threat to AIDS treatment because of increasing costs and declining aid donations – http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/sarah-boseley-global-health/2011/mar/15/aids-hiv-infection?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article describing a Christian Aid-funded programme to eradicate malaria in Zambia – http://www.guardian.co.uk/poverty-over/christian-aid-malaria-eradication-fight-against-disease?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article by Andrew Mitchell stating the intention to halve global malaria deaths in four years – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/25/uk-help-halve-malaria-deaths?INTCMP=SRCH
A Guardian article about the growth of homophobia in some African countries and its potential impact on attempts to stop the spread of AIDS – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/may/17/homophobia-human-rights-malawi-uganda
PHOTO ESSAY: For Eritrean migrants, there is more dignity in death
The recent Saudi clampdown on migrant workers has brought campaigners onto the streets. Chris Matthews was with some of them in London.
Vanessa Baird ponders the tactics needed to resist austerity.
Jamie Kelsey-Fry reflects on the movement that has united people around the world.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that we can all improve our wellbeing through traditional medicine and by slowing down.