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Kaiser Family Foundation Examines Public Health Impacts Of Hurricane Maria On Puerto Rico

Kaiser Family Foundation: Public Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria The public health impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico “have been compounded by pre-existing fiscal, societal, and health challenges. Drawing on federal and Puerto Rican government statistics and official statements, along with media reports, this issue brief provides…

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).

June 2018 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The June 2018 WHO Bulletin includes articles on various issues, including an editorial on the role of WASH in ending cholera; a news article on using local efforts to prevent yellow fever outbreaks in Nigeria, Brazil, and globally; and a research article on…

Political Will Critical To Addressing Polio, Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever In Nigeria

The Guardian Nigeria: Polio, Lassa and Yellow fever: Where is the political will? Patrick Dele Cole “Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever, and yellow fever. ……

Financial Times Special Report Examines ’50 Ideas To Change The World’

Financial Times: Special Report: 50 Ideas to Change the World “The FT has enlisted the help of readers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to find 50 new ideas that will shape the world in the future. The first 40 ideas have addressed the challenges of a growing world population, resource scarcity, handling…

More News In Global Health

CNN: World Health Organization gets ready for ‘Disease X’ (Scutti, 3/12). Devex: WASH is ‘fundamental’ to Australia SDG aims, minister says (Cornish, 3/12). Financial Times: Mali study leads to huge cuts in child mortality (Pilling, 3/12). SciDev.Net: Mapping techniques to ‘leave no one behind’ (Willmer, 3/13). SciDev.Net: One-dose cholera vaccine…

GAIN Experts Examine Linkages Among Water, Sanitation, Food Production, Nutrition

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Guest Commentary: All Systems Go for Better Nutrition As part of a new Chicago Council blog series titled “Uncharted Waters,” Greg S. Garrett, director of food policy and financing, and Sharada Keats, senior associate of policy and advocacy, both at the Global Alliance for Improved…

Death Toll From Cyclone Idai Expected To Rise In Southern Africa; U.N. Calls For End To ‘Disaster-Response-Recovery’ Cycle

Associated Press: Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique “More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said…” (Meldrum, 3/19). The Guardian: Cyclone Idai ‘might…

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