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Microorganisms Could Help Mitigate Climate Change, Should Be Integrated Into SDGs

Nature: Harness microbes for humanity’s future Editorial Board “…In a Consensus Statement published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, 33 leading microbiologists from around the world ‘put humanity on notice’ that the impact of climate change will depend heavily on the response of microorganisms … The Consensus Statement provides for the first…

U.N. Should Prioritize Climate Resilience In UHC Agenda

Devex: Opinion: What does UHC look like in the climate change era? Diana Schoder, research associate in global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chair of the Energy and Environment Discussion Group of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy “When the [World Health Assembly (WHA)] convened…

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Al Jazeera: Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children (Burdon-Manley, 6/16). allAfrica: Africa: After ECHO, Let’s Find Out Why Women Are Not Using Barrier Methods (Ncube, 6/18). BBC News: Face to face with DR Congo’s deadly vipers (6/18). Bloomberg: Deadly Superbugs Win as Wall Street Flees Makers of Antibiotics…

Long-Term, Grant-Based Development Work Needed To Ensure Success Of Military, Humanitarian Efforts In Sahel, UNOCHA Head Says

Devex: U.N. humanitarian chief decries short-term focus in Sahel “Military and humanitarian efforts in the Sahel will fail unless they are accompanied by long-term, grant-based development work, head of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, said Wednesday. … Lowcock said the underlying problems to be…

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Devex: At U.N. disability rights conference, experts question U.N. inclusivity (Lieberman, 6/13). Inside Philanthropy: To Bolster Access to Water and Sanitation, These Funders Are Betting on a Systems Approach (Naracott/Barnett, 6/12). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indian factories found endangering seamstresses’ health with illegal pills (Nagaraj, 6/12). Xinhua News: Flooding in Yemen…

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Associated Press: Companies pushed baby formula in Peru despite ban (6/10). Associated Press: When disaster hits, Indonesia’s Islamists are first to help (Wright, 6/11). BBC News: Big data ‘can stop malaria outbreaks before they start’ (Galpin, 6/10). Devex: Tech solutions to fight fake medicines (Ravelo, 6/11). Devex: Q&A: Serve the…

Chicago Council Fellow Discusses Impact Of Food Waste On Nutrition, Energy, Water

Chicago Council’s “Global Food for Thought”: A Huge Amount of Food is Wasted — And With It, Water, Energy, and Nutrition Michael Tiboris, global water fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and public fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies, discusses how food loss and waste could…