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Populations Of 17 Nations Experience Extreme Water Stress, Report Says

CNN: A quarter of world’s population are living with extreme water stress “A quarter of the world’s population is living in regions of extremely high water stress — with ‘once unthinkable’ water crises becoming common, researchers have said. With the climate crisis biting, 17 countries — home to one in…

Quarter Of World’s Population Experience Extreme Water Risk, New Report Says

The Guardian: Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world’s population, say experts “A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals. Experts at the World…

August 2019 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2019 WHO Bulletin features articles on various topics, including an editorial on the role of political economy in achieving global health targets; an article on the importance of rehabilitation within the continuum of care and achieving universal health coverage; and a…

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BBC News: Kenyan survivors: Cancer is ‘national disaster’ (8/1). The Economist: A history of humankind’s enemy number one (8/1). The Guardian: Running dry: the water crisis driving migration to the U.S. (Lakhani, 8/1). The Lancet: Honduras’s worst dengue outbreak in 50 years (Alves, 8/3). The Lancet: North Korea ‘on the…

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The BMJ: WHO tobacco report: smoking cessation services must be stepped up (Mahase, 7/29). Borgen Magazine: Dose Poles Simplify Elephantiasis Treatment (Santos, 7/29). CNBC: Morgan Stanley launches new tool to let advisers, investors measure sustainable investing goals (Konish, 7/29). Devex: Can sweet potatoes reduce widespread vitamin A deficiency in Africa?…

The Guardian Launches ‘Running Dry’ Series Examining Impacts Of Climate Change On Food Security, Water, Environment, Migration In Central America

The Guardian: ‘People are dying’: how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the U.S. “As part of the Running Dry series, the Guardian looks at how drought and famine are forcing Guatemalan families to choose between starvation and migration…” (Lakhani, 7/29). The Guardian: Living without water: the crisis…

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Al Jazeera: Libya: Attack on field hospital near Tripoli kills five doctors (7/28). Associated Press: Africa’s booming cities face a severe toilet crisis (Muhuzuma, 7/27). Borgen Magazine: Obesity in Mexico (McClurg, 7/27). CNBC: Rising temperatures will put 1 billion more people at risk of infectious disease, Morgan Stanley warns (Stevens,…

U.S. Should Provide Humanitarian Aid To North Korea

Foreign Policy: The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea Victor D. Cha, professor at Georgetown University and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Lindsay Lloyd, George W. Bush Institute Bradford M. Freeman director of the Human Freedom Initiative “…[T]he United States should open its…

U.K. Should Increase Funding To, Lead On Global WASH Activities

The Telegraph: U.K. must spend more on water and sanitation to help lift everyone out of poverty Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid “…[U.K. overseas aid] fails to sufficiently prioritize one area that is an essential element in escaping poverty — providing clean water, decent sanitation, and good hygiene (WASH).…