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Podcasts and UN Radio


17 July 2015 | Nuclear technology used to stop spread of animal diseases
Nuclear technologies are being adapted by the UN to diagnose animal and bird diseases in hours rather than the days which conventional methods typically take.
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16 July 2015 | Preventing Outbreaks
The IAEA and FAO, with the support of the UN family is working on ways to improve diagnostic capacity of countries with the help of nuclear techniques.
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8 July 2015 | Water management software aims to increase crop productivity
Researchers from Africa and the Asia-Pacific region have been learning how to calculate the expected yields from crops in areas where water is scarce.
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6 July 2015 | Improving Yields with AquaCrop Model
In 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations produced the Aquacrop model software. Developed by a team consisting of international experts, FAO and the IAEA, the Aquacrop model is used to calculate the yields of herbaceous crops, and is particularly suitable where water is scarce.
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15 June 2015 | La seguridad es la clave
El OIEA está trabajando con los Estados Miembros de América Latina y el Caribe para fortalecer la regulación y protección radiológica de los hospitales. Jesús Carrillo Castillo habló con el Viceministro de la Secretaría de Salud Pública de Honduras, el Dr. Francis Contreras.
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10 June 2015 | Rumbo a la seguridad radiológica en Honduras
En Honduras, el Organismo Internacional de Energía Atómica (OIEA) trabaja junto con el gobierno para evitar la exposición excesiva, tanto de los pacientes como del personal médico, a la radiación.
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21 May 2015 | Meet the NLO - Rwanda
Rwanda is one of the newest Members of the IAEA family. Already the country is benefiting from the close cooperation with the Agency and is working together to solve developmental issues through the peaceful uses of nuclear applications. Epiphanie Buzzizi is the National Liaison Officer for Rwanda and this is her story.
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21 May  | Meet the NLO - Mozambique
In Mozambique the IAEA is contributing to the economic and social development through its technical cooperation and coordinated research programmes. Projects in radiotherapy, agriculture, animal health, energy and mineral resources are being implemented. Antonio Leao is the National Liaison Officer for Mozambique.
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21 May 2015 |Meet the NLO - Liberia
IAEA and Liberia have a long history of cooperation in the field of agriculture, health and energy. Through this cooperation, Liberia has access to better healthcare, increased crop yields and healthy animals. Therry Genesis is the National Liaison Officer for Liberia and he explains his work.
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15 May 2015 | Mapping the Nile Basin
The Nile Basin is a large stretch of groundwater found around the Nile River. For the countries that depend on the Nile Basin, the proper use of the water resource cannot be overstated. The IAEA is working to map the groundwater so that it can be managed better. Callist Tindimugaya, Chairperson of the project's steering committee, explains why the work is important.
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6 March 2015 | Early detection sought for "zoonotic" diseases in Africa
Over 20 experts from 13 countries have been meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, to firm up plans to improve regional capacity for the early detection of these so-called zoonotic diseases. They include the Ebola Virus Disease which has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa over the last year.
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4 February 2015 | World Cancer Day
The IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) programme supports the development and implementation of comprehensive national cancer control programmes in Member States. To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, Steve Thachet spoke to Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, the Director of PACT.
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23 December 2014 | Preserving Soil with Science
Soil scientists from around the world learn about the latest nuclear techniques that will help them to contain soil erosion and land degradation.
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20 December 2014 | Mauritanie/AIEA: Un nouveau centre pour traiter le cancer
Pour le peuple Mauritanien, il y a un nouvel espoir pour diagnostiquer et traiter le cancer en Mauritanie. Avec l’appui de l’AIEA, le premier centre de médecine nucléaire du pays est maintenant ouvert à Nouakchott.
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18 December 2014 | La transformation du traitement du cancer en Mauritanie
Le cancer peut toucher tout le monde, riche ou pauvre. Avec l'aide de l'AIEA, la Mauritanie a construit une installation à la pointe de la technologie qui permet aux patients de bénéficier de la radiothérapie et de la médecine nucléaire.
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17 November 2014 | Food Safety, Consumer Protection and Trade
The IAEA is promoting nuclear techniques and technology in its Member States to make food safe for consumers. These techniques allow detecting food fraud and identifying chemicals in food that would be harmful to human health.
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20 October 2014 | What is nuclear medicine?
What is nuclear medicine? What are its applications? How does it work? To answer these questions, UN radio talk with Dr. Diana Paez Gutierrez, head of the Nuclear Medicine Section, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
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5 September 2014 | Conditioning Disused Radioactive Sources
Lightning rods are used to protect buildings from lightning strikes. In the past, such rods were manufactured to include a radioactive source. Now the IAEA is helping Montenegro to remove these sources and manage them safely.
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21 July 2014 | Improving Diets of Vulnerable Populations
A five-year long project is to be undertaken by the IAEA to improve the diet, nutritional status and ultimately the health of vulnerable populations. The project will assess the impact of children and women's health when more nutritious food is produced and eaten.
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10 July 2014 | The Rice is Right
In Zanzibar farmers are growing a new variety of rice that was created using nuclear technology. The rice variety has a higher yield than other varieties and is proving to be really popular in the tropical island.
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4 July 2014 | Addressing Radon Exposure
Radon is a naturally occurring element which has radioactive properties. The IAEA is working with their European Member states to build a framework to protect people from the harmful effects of the element.
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17 June 2014 | Cancer-causing radon exposure addressed by UN agency
Efforts are being made at the United Nations to address a radio-active element which is commonly found in the environment and which has potentially deadly consequences
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6 June 2014 | Nuclear Science helps farmers to increase production in Zanzibar
With IAEA assistance, farmers on the island of Zanzibar are growing a new type of rice, SUPA BC, created by using radiation techniques.
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16 May 2014 | Nuclear Cooperation In Africa
The IAEA and its African Member States have formed a partnership to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology in Africa. The partnership has helped solve developmental issues in the continent and on 19 May 2014 the countries will celebrate the 25th year of its formation.
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28 April 2014 | Eradication of tsetse fly in Senegalese region by 2016: UN agencies
A pilot programmes by the IAEA and the FAO in the Niayes area near the Senegalese capital Dakar suggests that the fly could be successfully eradicated.
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16 April 2014 | Nuclear Science in Cancer Treatment
Radiation Oncology is a medical method used for treating cancer. The Agency provides its Member States with the assistance needed to build the infrastructure and train personnel to implement the treatment.
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7 April 2014 | Small Bite, Big Threat
Mosquitos can carry diseases and sometimes one bite is enough to make a person sick. With the help of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) the IAEA is working hard to control mosquito numbers in their Member States.
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20 March 2014 | Ask the Experts: Eliminating Pests with SIT
The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is used to control and eradicate pests. The IAEA provides Member States through its field projects with the techniques and infrastructure needed to run the programme.
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21 February 2014 | Ask the Experts: Irradiation for Preservation
Alongside traditional methods of preservation and processing, the technology of food irradiation is gaining attention around the world. Food irradiation can prevent food spoilage and slow down ripening in fruits and vegetables.
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19 February 2014 | University of Leadership
The World Nuclear University (WNU), with the cooperation of the IAEA, is committed to enhancing international education and leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. The IAEA also provides financial support for a limited number of participants from developing countries.
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17 February 2014 | Ask the Experts: Fight Against Cancer
The IAEA has been working for over four decades to bring affordable cancer therapy technology to its Member States through various programmes and partnerships.
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13 February 2014 | Ask the Experts: Benefits of Mutation Breeding
With the help of radiation-induced mutation, the Plant Breeding and Genetic Laboratories of the IAEA is enhancing global food security.
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4 February 2014 | World Cancer Day: IAEA to spearhead the fight against cancer
The IAEA promotes technical radiology and radiotherapy to reduce the burden of disease attributable to cancer, in collaboration with its partners.
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4 February 2014 | IAEA dismisses myths about cancer
Dr Hania Morsi, Founder and Chairman, Khartoum Breast Cancer Centre, who recently participated at the IAEA World Cancer Day event, explained about how cancer has become one of the biggest causes of death in the world and challenges facing proper diagnosis in developing countries.
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3 February 2014 | Facilitating Affordable Cancer Care
Radiotherapy is one of the essential components of treatment for many forms of cancer. The IAEA is working with manufactures and medical experts to bring affordable radiotherapy to developing countries.
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31 January 2014 | Halting the Spread of UG99
UG99 is a deadly disease affecting wheat and is spreading rapidly throughout the world. The IAEA is releasing resistant wheat varieties as well as providing training in mutation techniques to countries for combating its spread
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21 January 2014 | New resistant wheat varieties halt spread of deadly disease
In the fight to combat the spread of UG99, the IAEA is working to distribute the new resistant mutant wheat lines to other countries, in addition to providing training in mutation techniques.
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17 January 2014 | Water of Hope
The Sahel region of Africa suffers from droughts and severe water shortages. The IAEA, using nuclear techniques, will map the aquifers in the region for better management of the resources.
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