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CNN: Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says (Avramova, 11/5). Nature: Wellcome and Gates join bold European open-access plan (Van Noorden, 11/5). Newsweek: ‘Prophet’ Who Claimed To Discover HIV and Cancer Cure Secures Government Support for Clinical Trial (Brennan, 11/5). New York Times: Dogs Can…

UNEP, WHO Host African Interministerial Conference On Health And Environment

U.N. Environment Programme: Health and environment: shaping a better future together in Africa “Aiming to identify emerging environmental threats to people’s health and agree on a strategic action plan for the region, African ministers of health and environment will meet for the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment from…

FT Health Discusses Health, Economic Impacts Of Global Air Pollution

FT Health: Tackling toxic air The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter highlights the health and economic impacts of global air pollution and provides a round-up of global health-related news stories (Dodd, 11/2).

USAID Recognizes International One Health Day

USAID: USAID Celebrates International One Health Day In this bulletin, USAID recognizes International One Health Day, which takes place annually on November 3, and discusses U.S. efforts to promote the One Health approach in which “multiple disciplines work together to attain the best health for people, animals, and the environment”…

Controlling Air Pollution In Africa Would Reap Economic, Health Benefits

Financial Times: Cleaning up Africa’s air would pay for itself in economic gains Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Pollution is a silent and invisible killer, slowly eroding health for years before afflictions become apparent, unlike malaria or diarrhea where symptoms show up within months or even days. Children…

News Outlets Continue Coverage Of WHO Air Pollution Report’s Warning On Child Health

Associated Press: E.U. lists air pollution hotspots as U.N. warns on child health (Olsen, 10/29). Axios: World Health Organization: 93% of children are breathing toxic air (Vavra, 10/29). The BMJ: Health of 1.8 billion children is at serious risk from air pollution, says WHO (Kmietowicz, 10/30). Bustle: WHO’s Air Pollution…

Air Pollution Seriously Impacts Child Health, Development, WHO Report Warns

U.N. News: More than nine in ten children exposed to deadly air pollution “Air pollution is ‘stunting children’s brains’ and affecting their health in more ways than was previously suspected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. In a call for concrete policy pledges from governments across the world…

Bold Action Needed To Accelerate Efforts To Address Air Pollution

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Air pollution is a global health crisis we know how to solve Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International “…This week the World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting in Geneva for its first conference on the global air pollution health crisis. Medical professionals, health ministers, and researchers…

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