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Rural Communities Need To Be ‘Resilient, Diverse, Interconnected’ To Achieve Food Security, Withstand Climate Change, Conflict

The Conversation: World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change Leah Samberg, research associate at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota “…Around the world, social and political instability are on the rise. … At the same time, these regions are experiencing increasingly powerful storms,…

Devex Highlights Outcomes Of WHO Regional Committee Meeting Of Western Pacific

Devex: The Pacific response to WHO’s planned program of work “Climate change, affordable health care, and raising the bar for clear and timely communication during emergencies were chief among the regional priorities presented at the 68th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, held in…

World Bank/IMF Development Committee Releases Communiqué From Fall Meeting

World Bank: World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings 2017: Development Committee Communiqué This press release contains the official communiqué of the World Bank/IMF Development Committee, which met October 14 in Washington, D.C. The document outlines the committee’s recognition of and recommendations on various issues, including health and development goals, gender equality, resilience,…

DDT Still Useful For Malaria, Other Insect-Borne Disease Control But In Short Supply

AEI: DDT is still useful Roger Bate, visiting scholar at AEI, discusses findings from a recent study that shows DDT is still being used in some countries’ malaria and leishmaniasis control programs. Bates writes, “DDT is still useful for poor nations suffering from insect-borne diseases. … But with pressure on…

Puerto Rico’s Health Care Workers, System Struggles To Treat Patients Amid Power Outages, Communications Challenges Following Hurricane Maria

New York Times: Puerto Rico’s Health Care Is in Dire Condition, Three Weeks After Maria “…Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many sick people across the island remain in mortal peril. The government’s announcements each morning about the recovery effort are often upbeat, but beyond them…

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