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U.K. Report Summarizes Challenges Of Heatwaves, Aims To Direct Efforts Of Government To Mitigate Threat To Public Health

The Lancet: Heatwaves and health Editorial Board “…The world is facing a true planetary health emergency. … [Heatwaves] exacerbate existing problems like drought and present profound risks to health. … Heatwaves increase deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and are also associated with more suicides. People at the extremes of…

‘New Kind Of Politics’ Required To Address Threat Of Climate Change

Project Syndicate: We Are All Climate Refugees Now Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor of sustainable development and health policy and management at Columbia University, director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development, and director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network “…We are all climate refugees now and must chart a path…

Accelerating Efforts To Address Climate Change Vital To Global Health

PLOS Medicine: Climate change and health: Moving from theory to practice Jonathan A. Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Washington-Madison and professor and John P. Holton chair in health and the environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of…

Yemen Risks New Cholera Epidemic In Warmer Months, Save The Children Warns

Al Jazeera: Yemen ‘on brink of new cholera epidemic,’ charity warns “Thousands of people in Yemen could be affected by a new wave of deadly cholera in the coming weeks, an international charity says. In a press release on Thursday, U.K.-based Save the Children warned the hot summer months are…

U.N. Ready To Assist In Laos After Dam Collapse Leaves More Than 6K Homeless

U.N. News: U.N. ready to assist rescue and relief effort as dam collapses in Laos, with many feared dead “Following reports that dozens of people are dead or missing following the collapse of a dam that was under construction in Laos, the United Nations chief on Tuesday said that the…

Ahead Of U.N. HLM On NCDs, Lancet Pieces Discuss Recommendations To Accelerate Global Progress On NCDs

The Lancet: Reducing NCDs globally: the under-recognized role of environmental risk factors Rajiv Chowdhury, principal researcher and associate professor in the School of Clinical Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues, on behalf of the Research Councils U.K.-CAPABLE Programme on Environmental Hazards…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilization scheme (Livingstone/Young, 7/19). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Artemisia — new hope for malaria eradication in Africa? (Landais, 7/18). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Disability and Disaster — making emergency plans inclusive (Rasper, 7/18). Devex: How gut health might advance global…

More News In Global Health

Los Angeles Times: Health emergency declared in northern Brazil after measles outbreak (Langlois, 7/16). New York Times: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds (McNeil, 7/16). Reuters: Mass radio campaign saves thousands of child lives in Africa (Kelland, 7/16). Science: ‘Frightening’ drug-resistant strain of typhoid spreads in Pakistan…

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