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Urgent Global Response Critical To Reducing Effect Of Plastic Waste On Health

The Telegraph: We need an urgent global response to the plague of plastic David Attenborough, vice president of Fauna & Flora International “…[A] report published jointly by … Fauna & Flora International and others highlights for the first time the effect of plastic waste on the health of the world’s…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Overview Of Deliberations Related To Drafting WHO Global Strategy On Health, Environment, Climate Change

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: World Health Assembly on 2019: U.S. steps aside on climate change health impacts Amanda Jezek, senior vice president at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, highlights deliberations from a session of the World Health Assembly related to drafting the WHO global strategy on health, environment, and climate…

Sustainable Water Management Critical To Preserving Global Biodiversity

Inter Press Service: We Can’t Halt Extinctions Unless We Protect Water Claudia Sadoff, director general at International Water Management Institute (IWMI) “Global biodiversity loss has reached critical levels. One million species of plants and animals are now estimated to be at risk of extinction. … Countries would do well to…

Clean Air Should Be Recognized As A Human Right

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Opinion: A breath of clean air should be a human right David R. Boyd, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment and associate professor at the University of British Columbia “…Air pollution clearly violates the rights to life and health, the rights of the…

WHO Europe Interview Discusses Air Pollution’s Impact On Health

WHO Regional Office for Europe: Beat air pollution to protect health: World Environment Day 2019 “Beat air pollution — that is the theme for World Environment Day on 5 June. The air that we breathe is fundamental to our existence; yet, we sometimes forget the impact that the quality of…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Life after leprosy in Vietnam (Vaughan, 1/25). Associated Press: AP Exclusive: U.S. Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies (Choi/Marchione, 1/28). Devex: EIB chief says Europe falling short on development finance (Chadwick, 1/30). Los Angeles Times: Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare…

Political Will, Action Necessary To Addressing Planetary Health

The Lancet: Planetary health in the Anthropocene Editorial Board “In May, 29 of 34 members of the Anthropocene Working Group voted to recognize the Anthropocene as the geological epoch entered in the 20th century, characterized by human activity rapidly shaping our planet. … Our 2015 Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on planetary…

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