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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).…

Global Index Shows Some Progress Toward Ending Poverty

Washington Post: Millions have come out of poverty. It’s a reason to hope. Editorial Board “…The … global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), based on data from 101 countries, covering 5.7 billion people, provides a snapshot of the progress humankind is making toward the United Nations’ ambitious goal of ending poverty ‘in…

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Associated Press: Duterte critics laud U.N. vote to scrutinize drug killings (Gomez, 7/12). Deutsche Welle: Sugary drink consumption increases cancer risk, research suggests (7/11). Devex: Q&A: Engaging the private sector on health security (Cornish, 7/12). Devex: Is it time to take ‘more of a gamble’ to scale nutrition interventions? (Welsh,…

Food, Water Security ‘Inherently Interconnected,’ Blog Post Says

Chicago Council on Global Affairs “Global Food for Thought”: Next Generation 2019 — Achieving Security through Water Security Jill Baggerman, MS candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses her experience attending the Chicago Council’s Food Security Symposium, noting her attendance “broadened my understanding of water policy as it…

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CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…