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U.S. Formally Exits Paris Agreement To Address Climate Change

Reuters: U.S. formally exits global climate pact amid election uncertainty “The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, fulfilling a years-long promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter from the global pact to fight climate change. But the outcome of the tight…

CDC Around The World Newsletter Highlights One Health Day

CDC’s “Around the World”: One Health Day The latest issue of CDC’s “Around the World” newsletter highlights One Health Day, which takes place annually on November 3, and includes a blog post on the One Health approach to preventing diseases, a fact sheet on One Health in the U.S. and…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Poland protests leader: Abortion court ruling must be waived (11/2). AP: Does Weather Affect the Spread of the Coronavirus Outside? (11/3). AP: Facing pandemic economic woes, Nepal reopens to adventurers (Gurubacharya, 11/3). Devex: Venezuelans face mounting challenges as flow increases back to Colombia (Welsh, 11/3). The Guardian: ‘Lives have…

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Borgen Magazine: Mothers2mothers: Aiding the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa (Kochi, 10/31). Borgen Magazine: Rotary International’s Response to COVID-19 (Tomasello, 10/31). Devex: Lessons from IFRC on integrating mental health into humanitarian response (Smith, 11/2). Devex: U.K. ministers ‘just cannot understand’ merits of aid spending, says Rory Stewart (Worley, 10/30). Devex:…

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AP: Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community (Alam, 10/30). Devex: Can repurposing masks to detect child TB work? (Ravelo, 10/30). Devex: DFAT backtracks on controversial budget decision (Cornish, 10/29). The Economist: How covid-19 hinders the fight against malaria (10/31). The Guardian: Women Deliver racism investigation verdict described as a ‘slap…

Loss Of Habitat, Biodiversity Will Lead To Future Pandemics, IPBES Report Warns

France 24: Nature loss means deadlier future pandemics, U.N. warns “Future pandemics will happen more often, kill more people, and wreak even worse damage to the global economy than Covid-19 without a fundamental shift in how humans treat nature, the United Nations’ biodiversity panel said Thursday. Warning that there are…

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AP: Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic COVID-19 infection (10/29). AP: India’s coronavirus cases cross 8 million, behind U.S. (Sharma et al., 10/29). Borgen Magazine: Updates on The Global Child Thrive Act (Broderick, 10/28). Chronicle of Philanthropy: Rockefeller Foundation Shifts Priorities, Pledges $1 Billion for Covid-19 Recovery (Prest, 10/28). Devex:…

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