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Partnerships, Diverse Leadership Necessary To Eliminate Malaria Worldwide

Project Syndicate: A Global Plan to End Malaria Maha Barakat, member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board “…For disease eradication, partnership is essential. That is why Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, has contributed $30 million to the Roll Back Malaria partnership, the preeminent global framework…

Cholera In Yemen Is ‘Man-Made Disaster’

New York Times: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Alia Allana, writer for Fountain Ink magazine “…The spread of cholera in Yemen glaringly illustrates how disease follows in the wake of bombs. … Cholera in Yemen is a manmade disaster, and its spread and casualties are tied to…

Saudi Arabia’s Blockade Of Yemeni Ports ‘Could Trigger Full-Blown Famine’

Washington Post: Saudi Arabia’s blockade could starve sick children in Yemen Editorial Board “…The press of multiple international crises and President Trump’s monopolization of media attention have helped obscure the severity of the humanitarian emergency in Yemen, a poor country of 28 million that has been devastated by civil war…

Female Refugees Lack Access To Menstrual Supplies, Safe Toilets, Study Shows

Reuters Health: Refugees lack menstrual supplies and private, safe toilets “Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds. … ‘It has been an overlooked issue,’ [Marni Sommer, a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s…

UNDP, WFP, Others Partners To Confront Climate Change In Arab Region

UNDP: Confronting climate change as an accelerator of crisis In a blog post, Kishan Khoday, team leader for climate change, disaster risk reduction, and resilience at UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States, and Oscar Ekdahl, program officer for climate change and disaster risk reduction in the Middle East and North…

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