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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Investments Prevent Global Destabilization

NJ.com: Trump cuts food aid while kids starve. And how do you bomb Ebola? Star-Ledger Editorial Board “Donald Trump seems to think that every problem has a military solution. But it was military and national security experts who gave the most full-throated defense of the foreign aid budget, which he’s…

Proactive, Integrated Approach Including Vaccination Critical To Control Dengue

Huffington Post: 4 Billion People At Risk Of Being Infected With The Fastest Growing Mosquito-Borne Disease Melvin Sanicas, vaccinologist and public health physician “…No specific antiviral therapy exists [for dengue], but after decades of research, we now have a vaccine. A vaccine could have a major public health impact if…

New Field Of ‘Planetary Health’ Demands Attention, Action

The Lancet: Offline: Planetary health — the great acceleration Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…[T]he present climate predicament facing our planet and its peoples was an emergency, and an insufficiently recognized one at that. Now we have an American president who is recommending dramatic cuts to the U.S. Environmental…

Clean Air Regulations Critical To Responding To Global Air Pollution

Washington Post: Air pollution around the world takes a staggering toll Editorial Board “…[F]ocusing only on the pollution challenges of the past, not those of the present or the future, ignores vast volumes of evidence on the ecological and human damage various types of pollution still cause. … Fine particulates…

More Than One Quarter Of Child Deaths Worldwide Attributable To Polluted Environments, WHO Says

CNN: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says “Each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under five, according to World Health Organization reports released Monday…” (Senthilingam, 3/5). Reuters: Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year: WHO “A quarter of all global…

Future Of Health, Development ‘Hangs In The Balance’ Under Trump Administration

JAMA: How Will President Trump’s Policies Affect Domestic and Global Health and Development? Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and director of the WHO’s Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights “There…

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