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Health Benefits Of Cutting Air Pollution Begin Within Weeks, Study Shows

The Guardian: Cutting air pollution ‘can prevent deaths within weeks’ “Cutting air pollution can prevent deaths within weeks, according to scientists. They found the health benefits of clean air were ‘almost immediate and substantial’ and stretched into the long term, saving billions of dollars. The review examined the evidence for…

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AP: TB, armed guards, lack of food at U.N. migrant center in Libya (Hinnant et al., 12/6). AP: U.N. says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts (12/5). CIDRAP News: Typhoid vaccine shows protection in phase 3 trial (Dall, 12/5). The Telegraph: ‘Ground breaking’ typhoid vaccine reduces infections by 80…

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AP: Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals (Neergaard, 12/4). BBC: Air pollution in Nairobi leaves Kenyan children struggling to breathe (Serwanjja, 12/4). Devex: In wake of safeguarding scandal, IPPF approves organizational overhaul (Edwards, 12/5). Devex: Q&A: WASH business: A mixed business model in waste-to-value (Ravelo, 12/5). Devex: Q&A:…

U.N. Warns Half Of Zimbabwe’s Population Face Severe Hunger; WFP Needs Nearly $300M To Supply Food

AP: U.N. says half of Zimbabwe’s people face severe hunger “About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the United Nations said Tuesday, noting a ‘vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women and children hardest’…” (Mutsaka, 12/3). U.N. News: Zimbabwe ‘facing worst…

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Bloomberg: Fighting Malaria with Drones (12/4). CIDRAP News: Novel additions to malaria bed nets increase effectiveness (Soucheray, 12/3). Devex: The environmental impact of balancing the food system is still unknown (Cornish, 12/4). Devex: Biometrics use is becoming routine. Can regulation catch up? (Lieberman, 12/4). Homeland Preparedness News: WHO report details…

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AP: Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering (Debre, 12/3). The Guardian: Mosquitoes bring ‘mystery illness’ to the mountain villages of Nepal (Pattisson/Sedha, 12/3). The Guardian: ‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar (Marsh, 12/3). Reuters: U.N. to deliver food aid to 4.1 mln in…