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North Korea’s Food Security Worsening Due To Drought, FAO Warns

Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea food security worsening “The U.N. food agency says water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea’s food production for the first time since 2010, threatening to worsen food security in the reclusive nation…” (4/27). International Business Times: Drought-hit North Korea ‘facing food security…

Recovery Progress Faces Multiple Challenges 1-Year After Earthquakes In Nepal

The Lancet: Nepal’s slow road to recovery, 1 year after the earthquakes “A year after Nepal’s earthquakes, survivors are still living in makeshift shelters in 31 of the country’s 75 districts, which were all affected by the disaster. Poor coordination, slow dispersal of assistance, and a growing conflict in the…

Militants Kill 7 Police Officers Guarding Two Groups Of Polio Vaccine Workers In Pakistan

New York Times: 7 Police Officers Guarding Vaccination Team in Pakistan Are Shot Dead “Seven police officers keeping watch over a polio vaccination campaign were gunned down in two separate attacks in a suburb of Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, government officials said…” (ur-Rehman/Masood, 4/20). Reuters: Seven…

WHO Launches Global Strategy To Prevent Leprosy, End Associated Stigma

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency launches global strategy to end leprosy “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] launched a new global strategy for a world free of leprosy, calling for stronger commitments and accelerated efforts to stop disease transmission and end associated discrimination and stigma…” (4/20).

WHO Urges Asian Nations To Halve Traffic Accident-Related Deaths By 2020

VOA News: WHO Presses Asian Countries to Cut Road Deaths in Half “The World Health Organization (WHO) is pressing Asian countries to cut their road death and injury toll in half by 2020. A 2015 study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent…

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