Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) located at the southeastern end of the Arabian Gulf, has a thriving population of nearly 2 million people. With an economy initially built on trade and business, Dubai has significantly diversified over the past decade, emerging as an international business and tourist hub.
In Nigeria, following a dramatic 95 per cent reduction in polio cases last year, the disease is once again on the rise - due in large part to lingering community resistance to polio immunization.
Since the mid-1990s, the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-agency Group (MMEIG) has focused on establishing internationally comparable maternal mortality rates, assisting countries in improving measurement of maternal mortality and strengthening data use.
Malawi’s transportation sector stands to benefit greatly from experiences gained and lessons learned through DevInfo implementation successes across the border in its northern neighbor, Tanzania.
On 21 September 2009, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Himalayan nation of Bhutan, leaving an estimated 7,290 citizens without adequate shelter and causing an estimated US $52 million in overall damage.
Since 2000, unprecedented local, national and international efforts have focused on the achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals. As a result, marked improvements can be seen in many countries in the health, education and economic sectors.