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Environment, Cybersecurity Top List Of Concerns In WEF’s 2018 Global Risk Report

Devex: Climate, cybersecurity top list of global threats in new report “A range of environmental risks and cybersecurity threats top the list of concerns in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risk Report, even as economic issues diminish amid continued growth. … The survey found that all five risks in…

Investing In R&D To Boost Agricultural Productivity, Rather Than Relying On Climate Policies, May Be More Effective In Addressing Global Hunger

Project Syndicate: Is Global Warming Making Us Hungrier? Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…Unfortunately, there are worrying signs that the global response [to malnutrition] may be headed in the wrong direction. … Relying on climate policies to fight hunger…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province (1/16). CNN: 75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds (Wu, 1/15). The Guardian: Doctors in Uganda warn ‘crisis level’ blood shortage is putting lives at risk (Okiror, 1/16). New York Times: She Ran From the Cut, and…

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BBC News: Menstruating girls banned from crossing Ghana river (1/11). Devex: DRC cholera outbreak hampers humanitarian efforts, worries neighbors (Roby, 1/12). The Guardian: ‘A great milestone’: Somaliland adopts legislation outlawing rape (Bowman, 1/11). The Lancet: Natalia Kanem: lifelong advocate for women’s health and rights (Zarocostas, 1/13). New York Times: A…

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Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…

U.N. Environment Programme, WHO Sign Agreement To Address Environmental Health Risks

U.N. News Centre: Taking on environmental health risks, U.N. agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth “Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. The…

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