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‘Blockchain’ Could Help Make Health Aid, Systems More Efficient

Foreign Affairs: Blockchain and Global Health Brian M. Till, medical student and research associate at Boston Children’s Hospital; Salim Afshar, attending plastic and oral surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital and faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change; Alex W. Peters, resident at Weill Cornell…

Nigerian Government Should Increase Efforts To Provide UHC To Its Citizens

The Guardian Nigeria: Universal Health Coverage as key to development Gregory T. Okere Esq., senior legal officer at the Centre for Social Justice “…Quality and affordable health care is the foundation for individuals to enjoy productive and fulfilling lives and for countries to have strong and unwavering economies. In recent…

Clean Water, Sanitation Key To Fighting Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Why Water, Soap and Toilets are Keys to Ending Malnutrition Tim Wainwright, CEO of WaterAid “…The Global Nutrition report revealed that despite all of the hard work that’s gone into improving the world’s health, malnutrition remains a serious problem in almost every nation in the world. ……

Foreign Aid Requires ‘Paradigm Shift’

Zimbabwe Independent: The curse of foreign aid Vince Musewe, economist and political analyst “Foreign aid, by design or accident, has unfortunately become the most powerful tool which certain western governments continue to use to keep Africa a begging continent. … A paradigm shift needs to be drawn for the scope…

Nutrition ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Disease Prevention, Health In India

HuffPost: If A State Cannot Feed Its People, It Loses All Moral Right To Exercise Authority Chapal Mehra, writer “…Nutrition has a critical role in both determining immunity and the ability to recover from diseases. … It’s time India thought of significant investment in nutrition as the foundational basis of…

Planetary Health Alliance, Lancet Call For Planetary Health Case Studies

The Lancet: A call for planetary health case studies Sara B. Stone, planetary health education fellow; Amalia A. Almada, senior program manager; and Samuel S. Myers, director, Planetary Health Alliance “The Planetary Health Alliance and The Lancet invite researchers, educators, and decision makers to submit real-world examples of planetary health…

Urgent Action Needed To Respond To Climate Change’s Impact On Health

The Lancet: Counting down to climate change Editorial Board “Climate change is commonly discussed in the context of its future impact, but the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change … exposes the urgency for a response as environmental changes cause damaging effects on health worldwide now. The comprehensive review…

U.N. Committed To Supporting Haiti, Addressing Cholera Epidemic

Miami Herald: U.N. is committed to partnership with Haiti that works António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N. “The United Nations was created to live up to the highest standards of humanity. To meet those ambitious ideals, the organization must continually seek to improve the way we work. There is…

Every Breath Counts Coalition Aims To End Preventable Child Pneumonia Deaths By 2030

HuffPost: Partnering to Fight Pneumonia, the ‘Forgotten Killer’ of Children Carolyn S. Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, and colleagues “…Thirty organizations are joining forces in a public-private partnership with an ambitious, measurable goal: to end preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030. The Every Breath Counts Coalition will…

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