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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…

DFID To Increase Support Of Global Community Networks Working With People With HIV

DFID: U.K. aid raises the voices of grassroots HIV organizations “The U.K. [on Wednesday] has … committed to increase its support to help people in grassroots organizations keep HIV on the agenda in countries around the world. International Development Minister Alistair Burt made the announcement at the International AIDS Conference…

‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of AIDS 2018 In Amsterdam

Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” and Rabita Aziz, writer at “Science Speaks” and senior global health policy specialist at IDSA, report from the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on “news, updates, and analysis of new research findings, evidence-based responses, and community action for global access…

First Global Disability Summit Opens In London With Goal Of Achieving New Commitments To Implementing U.N. Convention

Devex: Global Disability Summit targets faster progress on inclusive development “More than 800 delegates representing government, civil society, and the development community are convening today for the first Global Disability Summit, hosted by the British and Kenyan governments and the International Disability Alliance with the goal of generating new commitments…

U.K., U.S. Should Attach Countries’ Human Rights Efforts To Foreign Aid Receipt

Forbes: Shall There Be Strings Attached to Humanitarian Aid? Ewelina U. Ochab, human rights advocate and author “…[B]oth the Department for International Development (DFID) and UKAID in the U.K. and the USAID in the U.S. provide significant assistance to countries in need around the world, with Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, and…

Devex Examines DFID’s Policies On Disability Inclusion Ahead Of Global Summit

Devex: How disability inclusive is DFID? “As the United Kingdom gears up to host the first Global Disability Summit, campaigners have praised the Department for International Development for improving its own policies around disability inclusion, but say there is more work to be done. Tuesday will see hundreds of disability…

E.U. Announces €191.3M Humanitarian Aid Package To Sahel Countries

European Commission: E.U. mobilizes more than € 191 million in humanitarian aid to Sahel countries “In the wake of the worst food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel over the last five years and continued uncertainty, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth EUR 191.3 million. … The…

Focusing Aid On Addressing Global Poverty In U.K.’s National Interest

Devex: Opinion: What does spending in the ‘national interest’ mean for U.K. aid? Romilly Greenhill, U.K. director of the ONE Campaign “U.K. aid is in a state of flux … Aid is increasingly being spent in ‘the national interest,’ through departments other than the U.K. Department for International Development. ……

FT Health Discusses U.K.’s NHS, Features Interview With Gates Foundation’s Chris Elias

FT Health: Thanksgiving or tough love for the U.K.’s NHS? The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the U.K.’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service (NHS) and features an interview with Chris Elias, president of the global development division at the Gates Foundation, in which he discusses…

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