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U.N. Environment Programme, WHO Sign Agreement To Address Environmental Health Risks

U.N. News Centre: Taking on environmental health risks, U.N. agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth “Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. The…

Donors Cautious About Delivering Food Aid To North Korea As Tensions Escalate

IRIN: Donors lose appetite for North Korean food aid “There’s a question mark hovering over the immediate future of aid delivery as food assistance — once a symbolic thread of engagement with North Korea — has become wrapped up in red tape and is starting to weigh heavily on weary…

Blog Post Highlights 10 Examples Of USAID’s Work In 2017

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Be Inspired: 10 Examples of How Aid Works This blog post highlights 10 examples of USAID’s work in 2017, including the agency’s efforts related to natural disasters, food insecurity, and maternal and newborn health (1/4).

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum (Mutler et al., 12/19). Bloomberg: The Fight to Eradicate Break-Bone Fever Faces Another Setback (Paton, 12/18). Devex: New data gateway helps developing countries collect crucial information (Cornish, 12/18). Devex: Responding to East Africa’s food security crisis in 2017,…

Sanctions Against North Korea Hampering Humanitarian Aid Efforts, Organizations Say

Washington Post: Sanctions are hurting aid efforts — and ordinary people — in North Korea “Sanctions aimed at punishing the North Korean regime are hampering the ability of aid groups to operate inside the country, triggering warnings that the international campaign is harming ordinary North Koreans. Difficulties in obtaining supplies,…

More News In Global Health

Miami Herald: This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession (Whitefield, 12/15). Reuters: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria (Hazzad et al., 12/18). STAT: Are free physicals a ‘ruse’? Questions swirl about public health program in China (Robbins,…

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