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In Recognition Of Earth Day, U.S. State Department Blog Post Discusses Role Of Women In Environmental Protection, Including Food Security

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Earth Day Celebrations Include Recognizing Women’s Role in Sustaining a Healthier Planet In recognition of Earth Day, which takes place annually on April 22, Julia Doyle, who serves in the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, discusses the “role women…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: U.N. raises Libya aid alarm as Tripoli clashes intensify (4/22). The BMJ: Breast ironing (Robinson, 4/23). Business Live: Research buzzes along but science is still scratching the surface of beating malaria (Oliver, 4/23). Devex: Q&A: How Gavi can adapt to tackle equity and conflict (Igoe, 4/23). Devex: Q&A:…

USAID Launches Effort To Clean Up Agent Orange Site In Vietnam

Agence France-Presse/VOA News: USAID Launches Latest Cleanup of Agent Orange Site “The U.S. launched on Saturday a $183 million cleanup at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in the nations’ bitter war, which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers, and…

Health Workers Should Ensure Planetary, Personal Health Addressed Together

Salon: The planet is the patient now: how doctors and nurses are the front-line solution to climate change Kinari Webb, founder of Health In Harmony, and Courtney Howard, board member of the Global Climate and Health Alliance and emergency physician “…Despite the hard-won public health gains of the past century,…

Initiative Allows Health Professionals To Use Climate Information To Address Malaria In Ethiopia

Climate & Development Knowledge Network: Climate information to help combat malaria in Ethiopia Mairi Dupar, strategic knowledge manager at the Overseas Development Initiative (ODI), technical adviser for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and managing editor for CDKN’s website, with assistance from Madeleine Thomson of Columbia University, discusses the…

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CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 17 more in DRC outbreak (Schnirring, 4/17). The Guardian: Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador — report (Murray, 4/17). SciDev.Net: ‘Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladeshi kids’ (Shaikh, 4/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Donkeys deliver vaccines in Mali as diseases spike…

U.S. Provides $3M To WFP To Respond To Cyclone Idai In Malawi

World Food Programme: U.S. provides $3 million to WFP in response to Malawi floods “The United States Government has contributed US$3 million … for the emergency response to Cyclone Idai in Malawi. The funds, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, will support…