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In this series of podcasts from the Guardian, every month we will explore the key issues affecting billions of people across the developing world




Does healthcare for all hold the key to Tanzania's future? – podcast

Backed by Graça Machel and her fellow Elders, the Tanzanian government is introducing healthcare reforms that could revitalise its economic prospects. Lucy Lamble investigates

Duration: 00:13:55

How do you solve half a century of bloodshed in Colombia? – podcast

After the civil war that claimed 250,000 lives ended with last year’s accord, Lucy Lamble investigates how Colombia’s communities plan to build lasting peace

Duration: 00:16:14

Why is east Africa facing a hunger crisis and what can be done? – podcast

As hunger spreads in east Africa, famine threatens to take hold beyond South Sudan. Lucy Lamble explores the background and response to the crisis Read the transcript

Duration: 00:14:20

Is child labour always wrong? The view from Bolivia – podcast

Kary Stewart looks at why 850,000 children work in Bolivia, and whether the numbers can be vindicated by the country’s unique cultural context El trabajo infantil en Bolivia: ¿puede justificarse? – podcast Read the transcript

Duration: 00:24:01

El trabajo infantil en Bolivia: ¿puede justificarse? – podcast

Kary Stewart analiza por qué 850.000 niños trabajan en Bolivia y si los números pueden ser vindicados por el contexto cultural único del país Is child labour always wrong? The view from Bolivia – podcast

Duration: 00:25:40

African women form a united front in the battle for equality – podcast

Kary Stewart looks at how feminists are championing women’s rights across the continent and beyond, and examines what is at the heart of gender inequality Read the transcript

Duration: 00:23:45

Zika, drought, conflict: what 2016 meant for the world's poorest – podcast

The Global development team looks back at some of the issues that affected millions of people in developing countries in the past year, and considers the challenges for 2017 Read the transcript

Duration: 00:23:33

Cómo llegó Cuba a la mayoría de edad en el desarrollo de la primera infancia – podcast

Más del 99,5% de los niños cubanos asiste a un programa o institución de educación infantil. Kary Stewart visita La Habana para hablar con familias, médicos y maestros sobre una historia de éxito en América Latina How Cuba came of age on early childhood development – podcast in English

Duration: 00:25:23

How Cuba came of age on early childhood development – podcast

More than 99.5% of Cuban children attend an early childhood education programme or institution. Kary Stewart visits Havana to speak to families, doctors and teachers about a Latin American success story Cómo llegó Cuba a la mayoría de edad en el desarrollo de la primera infancia – podcast Read the transcript

Duration: 00:24:43

How Sri Lanka bit back at mosquitoes and wiped out malaria – podcast

Sixty years ago, Sri Lanka was one of the countries most affected by malaria; in September 2016, the World Health Organisation declared the country free of the disease. Dinitha Rathnayake charts the journey of a huge victory for public health Read the transcript

Duration: 00:16:23

Why are 63 million girls missing out on education? – podcast

Half of all children born this year will leave school without even the most basic of qualifications. Girls are at the highest risk of missing out on schooling altogether, but what’s being done to tackle it? Lucy Lamble visits rural Zimbabwe to discover the barriers that can prevent girls getting an education, and investigates programmes in place to help Read the transcript

Duration: 00:18:07

Why Obama's ambition of an Aids-free generation is a pipe dream – podcast

Sarah Boseley is joined by experts and campaigners including Charlize Theron as she looks at progress on treating and preventing Aids and ponders the road ahead

Africa and the tech revolution: what's holding back the mobile continent? – podcast

Clár Ní Chonghaile reports from the Africa technology business forum on the innovations that could transform life in the continent – and the hardware glitches holding them back

Let's talk about sex: why do we need good sex education? – podcast

With so many misconceptions and taboos around sex, Liz Ford looks at why effective education is more important than ever Read the podcast transcript

Why are so many children around the world out of school? – podcast

As the world humanitarian summit approaches, Lucy Lamble looks at why 65 million children can’t access adequate education

Duration: 00:16:20

Dentro de La Ciudad de las Mujeres en Colombia – podcast

Kary Stewart visita La Ciudad de las Mujeres en Turbaco, a las afueras de Cartagena, en el norte de ColombiaInside Colombia’s City of Women – podcast in English

Duration: 00:23:44

Where drought is the new normal: El Niño worsens food shortages in Malawi and Zimbabwe – podcast

Lucy Lamble reports from southern Africa on the recurring droughts, exacerbated by an unusually strong El Niño, that are causing a severe lack of food

Duration: 00:21:25

Democrats v autocrats in Africa: is there a winning formula? –podcast

As the dust settles on the elections in Uganda, where Yoweri Museveni has prolonged a presidential reign of longer than 30 years, Hugh Muir looks at the trade-offs between progress and freedom

In the eye of El Niño: landslides and flooding in coastal Peru – podcast

Kary Stewart and Dan Collyns visit shanty towns along the coast of Peru where migrants, driven inland by poverty, are bearing the brunt of climate change

Duration: 00:17:05

Can Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay make the global goals famous? – podcast

Kary Stewart reports from the UN summit in New York, where everyone from Ban Ki-moon to Beyoncé gathered to celebrate the adoption of the goals that will shape development for the next 15 years

Duration: 00:21:24

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