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At WHA, WHO Member States Agree To Health Emergency Response Program, Hear Importance Of Addressing Climate Change

Agence France-Presse: WHO to better respond to emergencies “Member states of the World Health Organization have agreed a long-awaited reform of the agency so that it responds more quickly and effectively to emergency situations…” (5/26). Devex: Can WHO bring speed and predictability to emergency work? “…Health experts and humanitarian organizations,…

Phasing Out Coal Power Would Slow Climate Change, Improve Public Health

BMJ Blogs: Nick Watts: Why the global health community is calling on the G7 to pull the plug on coal Nick Watts, director of the U.K. Health Alliance on Climate Change, discusses the impact of coal-fired power on public health, writing, “Health professionals from around the world have come together…

Wilson Center Event Discusses Potential Impact Of SDGs

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Future of the Sustainable Development Goals Gracie Cook, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses panelists’ remarks at an April 13 event held at the Wilson Center on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

Global Coalition Needed To Cut Pollutants, Reduce Non-Communicable Diseases

Mail & Guardian: Air pollution responsible for one in every eight deaths worldwide Margaret Chan, WHO director general; Børge Brende, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs; and Amina Mohammed, environment minister of Nigeria “…One of the fastest and most cost-effective ways for targeting the gradual and often imperceptible changes wrought by…

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