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Dengue, Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases On Rise Worldwide; Some Experts Blame Climate Change

Newsweek: Dengue, EEE, West Nile Virus among mosquito-borne diseases on the rise, as weather prolongs breeding season “…Diseases spread by mosquitoes are a problem worldwide. … One of the reasons for the sudden upswing in mosquito-borne illnesses could be climate change…” (Martin, 10/3). Washington Post: Dengue cases are surging around…

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Al Jazeera: Europe set to suffer as climate change brings mosquito threat (Bazley, 4/4). Associated Press: Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women’s initiative (Lucey, 4/3). Bloomberg: Messier Than Opioids, Meth Is Asia’s Worst Narcotics Threat (Gale, 4/3). Borgen Magazine: Revolutionizing Maternal Health Care in Mexico City (Rosenbaum, 4/3).…

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New Scientist: Exclusive: Cuba failed to report thousands of Zika virus cases in 2017 (Baraniuk, 1/8). SciDev.Net: Fish protein wafers to ease acute malnutrition in children (Arkin, 1/10). Sojourners: The Good News on Global Poverty (Taylor, February 2019). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya says no schoolgirls being screened for FGM after…

WHO Highlights 10 Priority Global Health Issues For 2019

WHO: Ten threats to global health in 2019 “…2019 sees the start of the World Health Organization’s new five-year strategic plan — the 13th General Programme of Work. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring one billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, one billion…

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CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…

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Al Jazeera: The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban (Brigida, 7/12). Associated Press: Spike in femicides raises alert in Bolivia (Flores, 7/12). CNN: DOH raises alert with rapid spike of dengue cases in PH regions (7/15). Devex: African activists seek universal access to sanitary products (Adepoju, 7/15). Global Press Journal:…

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Agence France-Presse: Honduran hospitals overrun by dengue fever epidemic (Leiva, 7/25). Associated Press: U.N.: International failure in face of escalating Syria crisis (7/26). Devex: 4 years later, is it any easier to track the SDGs? (Lieberman, 7/26). Devex: Is Uganda Africa’s role model when it comes to tackling hepatitis B?…

Bangladesh Records More Than 13K Dengue Cases In July In Worst Outbreak In History

NPR: Bangladesh Reports More Than 13,000 Dengue Cases In July “Bangladesh is grappling with a record-breaking spike in dengue fever, with 1,477 new patients diagnosed just within the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. Experts say the rise is part of a regional trend, driven by climate change…

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Al Jazeera: Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand (Santos, 9/17). Devex: ‘Assertive authorities’ threaten humanitarian ethics (Mednick, 9/17). Homeland Preparedness News: European Commission, WHO co-host Global Vaccination Summit to highlight vaccine benefits (Galford, 9/16). MedPage Today: In 1995, There Was No AIDS Conference — Here’s What…

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