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Environmental Engineering Could Offer Sustainable Approach To Malaria Elimination

Scientific American: Africa Doesn’t Need Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ify Aniebo, molecular geneticist, senior research scientist at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Takemi fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow “Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a…

Bill Gates Helps Spur Next Generation Of Toilets, Hopes For More Home-Use Models

Financial Times: Bill Gates: from software to toilets Simon Kuper, columnist for the Financial Times “…Only 27 percent of the world’s population has a home toilet that sends waste to sewers, then on to a treatment plant, estimates the World Health Organization. Three people in 10 have neither toilets nor…

Bill Gates Highlights Technologies Aimed At Improving Global Sanitation Facilities

Gates Notes: Why the world deserves a better toilet Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights the foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet challenge, his participation in the Reinvented Toilet Expo recently held in Beijing, and several technologies that aim to address the challenge of lack of access…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio (11/12). Associated Press: Myanmar: Bangladesh set to start repatriating Rohingya (11/11). Devex: Taking a systems-change approach to ending NTDs (Cheney, 11/12). The Guardian: Woman who bore rapist’s baby faces 20 years in El Salvador jail (Lakhani, 11/12). The Guardian: ‘They see…

Antimicrobial Resistance Poses Threat To Health, Economies Worldwide, OECD Report Says

CNBC: Superbugs pose a dangerous, $65 billion threat to the U.S. health care system “Antimicrobial resistance is a large and growing problem, with the potential for enormous health and economic consequences for the United States and the rest of the world. According to a new OECD report, released Wednesday, superbug…

Humanitarian Efforts In Yemen Struggle To Reach All In Need

IRIN: First person: Bringing aid to my neighbors in Hodeidah just got harder Salem Jaffer Baobaid, Hodeidah project coordinator for Islamic Relief “..The U.N. says Yemen is on the brink of famine, and I’ve seen what that looks like first-hand. As people grow increasingly desperate, my job has become harder,…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Why almost no one in Nigeria is using HIV prevention drugs (Adepoju, 11/7). Devex: With less than 6 months to go, what are the plans for Bloomberg’s Data for Health? (Cornish, 11/7). The Guardian: Taxing red meat would save many lives, research shows (Carrington, 11/6). New York Times: In…

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