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Climate Change, Access To Health Services Top Global Health Priorities, WHO DG Says

World Health Organization: WHO Director-General urges world leaders to protect health from climate change”Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. It is also one of the world’s most urgent health threats. In less than two weeks’ time, I will join the U.N. Secretary-General and other world…

India Must Take Action To Address Air Pollution

Project Syndicate: India’s Deadly Air Shashi Tharoor, MP for the Indian National Congress and chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs “…The consequences [of air pollution in India] are alarming. Poor air quality is now costing India at least one percent of GDP every year in respiratory diseases, reduced…

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Al Jazeera: Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives (Bazley, 4/1). CNN: Many Japanese moms-to-be don’t gain enough weight, and experts say that could cause lasting problems (Scutti, 4/1). Devex: Australia’s federal budget: Impacts for Australian aid (Cornish, 4/2). Devex: How community health workers can address the growing NCD…

Mozambique Health Ministry, Partners Begin Cholera Vaccination Campaign Post-Cyclone

Al Jazeera: Mozambique launches cholera vaccine drive amid deadly outbreak “The Mozambican health ministry has launched a vaccination campaign in cyclone-ravaged Beira city in a bid to contain an outbreak of cholera that has killed at least three people…” (Mbah, 4/3). Reuters: Cholera vaccinations launched in post-cyclone Mozambique “…The vaccination…

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BBC News: The city where children are learning to love mosquitoes (4/8). BBC News: ‘Our children are gasping’ — Senegal’s toxic air battle (Dewast, 4/9). Devex: Minimizing aid worker risk in dangerous environments (Root, 4/9). Devex: Why you should care about the rise of DFIs (Saldinger, 4/9). Devex: Improving the…

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Associated Press: In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds (Mednick, 4/13). Borgen Magazine: The World’s Largest Refugee Camp: Life in Cox’s Bazar (Dunphey, 4/15). Forbes: Here Is A Major Soil Problem That Will Affect Health (Lee, 4/14). Fox News: Madagascar measles epidemic kills over 1,200 people (Aaro,…

CFR Expert Discusses CoC Report Card On International Cooperation, Prospects For Global Health

Council on Foreign Relations: Apathy Continues to Plague Global Health Terrence Mullan, assistant director for international institutions and global governance at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation, which evaluates efforts to address the world’s most pressing global challenges. Mullan provides…

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Devex: Rory Stewart: What to expect from DFID’s new leader (Edwards, 5/10). Homeland Preparedness News: Scientists combat the use of Ebola as a bioweapon, advance treatments (Adrien, 5/9). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Measles threatens all of Chad as children go unvaccinated (Peyton, 5/9). U.N. News: ‘Abhorrent’ ambulance attack in Libyan capital…

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