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New Report Examines Health-Related Costs, Impacts Of Governments’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Health Policy Watch: Fueling An Unhealthy Future — Report Sheds New Light On Health Costs of Fossil Fuel Subsidies “Globally, governments are spending nearly $US 300 billion in price supports and other pre-tax subsidies for fossil fuels — which are costing national governments a whopping $US 2.7 trillion in health…

USAID Announces $7.5M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance For Hurricane-Hit Bahamas

Miami Herald: Bahamas getting additional funds from USAID to help Hurricane Dorian recovery “The U.S. Agency for International Development is providing an additional $7.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco last month.…

Dengue, Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases On Rise Worldwide; Some Experts Blame Climate Change

Newsweek: Dengue, EEE, West Nile Virus among mosquito-borne diseases on the rise, as weather prolongs breeding season “…Diseases spread by mosquitoes are a problem worldwide. … One of the reasons for the sudden upswing in mosquito-borne illnesses could be climate change…” (Martin, 10/3). Washington Post: Dengue cases are surging around…

Increased Access To Contraceptives Could Help Ease Climate Threats Related To Population Growth, Population Council Scientists Write In BMJ Paper

Mother Jones: The Climate Change Solution Scientists Have Been Overlooking “Overpopulation is a major contributor to climate change, but according to new research, a solution is lying in plain sight: increased access to effective contraceptives. ‘Global climate change represents a grave threat to the future of human welfare and our…

Threat Of Disease Spread Rises In Cyclone-Hit Southern Africa; Idai Heavily Impacting Children, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors “Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday…” (3/24). The Telegraph: Disease stalks cyclone disaster zone as the world scrambles…

Poverty-Stricken Countries At Greatest Risk Of Climate Change Impacts

Washington Post: Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world. Mami Mizutori, head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction “The devastation of one of Mozambique’s largest cities, Beira, by Cyclone Idai, which claimed hundreds of lives, is stark evidence that the countries which contribute…

Number Of Cholera Cases In Mozambique Increases In Cyclone Idai Aftermath

Associated Press: Mozambique cholera cases jump to 139 a day after outbreak “Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials said, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment space for…

More News In Global Health

Broadly: Nigerian Hospitals Are Locking Up Women Unable to Pay Their Childbirth Bills (Bryce/Udobang, 4/1). CNN: Prostate cancer diagnoses, deaths decreasing worldwide, study says (Powell, 4/2). The Guardian: Debt crisis warning as poorest countries’ repayment bills soar (Elliott, 4/3). NPR: Cholera 101: Why This Ancient Disease Is Making Headlines In…

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