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Agence France-Presse: Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes (8/8). Associated Press: U.N. food agency to boost aid for 4 Central American countries (8/9). BBC News: Kenya’s new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality (Odhiambo/Panyanko, 8/9). The BMJ: Malaria outbreak in Burundi reaches epidemic levels with…

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BBC: Climate change: Hungry nations add the least to global CO2 (8/6). Business Insider Singapore: Singapore is in peak dengue season, and there are already 5 times more cases compared to the same time last year (Tay, 8/6). Devex: How voluntary licensing agreements are transforming HIV care (Root, 8/5) New…

Quarter Of World’s Population Experience Extreme Water Risk, New Report Says

The Guardian: Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world’s population, say experts “A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals. Experts at the World…

Senate Confirms Kelly Craft As Next U.S. Ambassador To U.N.

New York Times: Kelly Craft Is Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations “Kelly Knight Craft, the United States ambassador to Canada, was confirmed on Wednesday to serve as the next ambassador to the United Nations…” (Fortin, 7/31). UPI: Senate confirms Kelly Craft as U.N. ambassador “…The chamber voted 56-34…

New Report Highlights Health-Related Impacts Of Climate Change In Australia, Pacific Region

The Guardian: Climate crisis already causing deaths and childhood stunting, report reveals “Climate change is ‘absolutely’ already causing deaths, according to a new report on the health impacts of the climate crisis, which also predicts climate-related stunting, malnutrition, and lower IQ in children within the coming decades. The report, From…

Opinion Piece Discusses Debate Related To Using Genetically Altered Mosquitoes To Address Malaria

Wall Street Journal: Environmental Extremists Favor Mosquitoes Over Mankind Richard Tren, co-founder of Africa Fighting Malaria “…Target Malaria is a Gates Foundation-supported research effort to develop genetically modified sterile mosquitoes. Its approach is to drive modified genes through a mosquito population to produce sterile females or cause the breeding of…

The Guardian Launches ‘Running Dry’ Series Examining Impacts Of Climate Change On Food Security, Water, Environment, Migration In Central America

The Guardian: ‘People are dying’: how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the U.S. “As part of the Running Dry series, the Guardian looks at how drought and famine are forcing Guatemalan families to choose between starvation and migration…” (Lakhani, 7/29). The Guardian: Living without water: the crisis…

Friends Of Global Fight Endorses End Pandemics 2020 Platform

Friends of the Global Fight to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Friends of the Global Fight Endorses the End Pandemics Platform “Friends of the Global Fight is proud to join dozens of organizations in endorsing the End Pandemics 2020 platform. End Pandemics 2020 is a collection of ‘organizations and individuals…

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Al Jazeera: Libya: Attack on field hospital near Tripoli kills five doctors (7/28). Associated Press: Africa’s booming cities face a severe toilet crisis (Muhuzuma, 7/27). Borgen Magazine: Obesity in Mexico (McClurg, 7/27). CNBC: Rising temperatures will put 1 billion more people at risk of infectious disease, Morgan Stanley warns (Stevens,…