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U.S. Sanctions Could Be Harming Child Health In Venezuela, NYT Columnist Kristof Writes

New York Times: Venezuela’s Kids Are Dying. Are We Responsible? Nicholas Kristof, New York Times opinion columnist “[Venezuela] is a kleptocracy ruled incompetently by thugs who are turning a prosperous oil-exporting nation into a failed state sliding toward starvation. … President Nicolás Maduro’s brutal socialist government is primarily responsible for…

Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes, Bed Nets With Combination Chemical Treatments Help Reduce Dengue, Malaria, Separate Studies Presented At ASTMH Meeting Show

Devex: Malaria: New chemical formulation for bed nets shows promising results “Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets have been a lifesaving tool against malaria, but increased resistance against pyrethroids — the key chemical ingredient used — had researchers looking for alternatives or adjustments. Now, they may have found one. In a major…

Haiti President Warns Of Humanitarian, Food Security Crisis In Country As Protesters Demand His Resignation

Reuters: Exclusive: Haiti’s president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support “Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food insecurity in the Americas’ poorest nation…” (Marsh/Paultre, 11/17). DW: Haiti’s president warns of…