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Pakistan Heat Wave Leads To 860 Deaths, Health Officials Say

Associated Press: Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860 “The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said. Pakistan’s deadliest heat wave on record…

Climate Change Poses Global Security Risk, Must Be Prioritized, G7 Study Says

The Guardian: Climate change should be top foreign policy priority, G7 study says “Tackling climate change risks must become a top foreign policy priority if the world is to combat the global security threat it poses in the 21st century, according to a new study commissioned by the G7 countries.…

White House Summit Addresses Climate Change’s Effects On Human Health

The Hill: White House makes public health pitch for climate change action “Climate change puts public health at risk and more needs to be done to mitigate that threat, White House officials said on Tuesday. … The White House announced an assortment of measures to minimize the public health impacts…

Climate Change Could Undermine 50 Years Of Gains In Global Health, Experts Say

Reuters: Climate change health risk is a ‘medical emergency,’ experts warn “The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health, experts warned on Tuesday. … The report, commissioned and published by The Lancet…

North Korean Drought Raises Food Security Concerns, U.N. Says

Bloomberg News: North Korea Drought Risks Poor Harvests This Year, U.N. Says “A three-month drought in North Korea risks causing poor harvests in the isolated state this year and is raising food security concerns, according to the United Nations. A dry spell from mid-April through early June ‘led to moisture…

Climate Change Poses Challenge To Kenya’s Malaria Progress

The Guardian: Kenya’s net gains on malaria prevention threatened by climate change “…[I]n Kenya and elsewhere in Africa … there is a worrying new challenge: climate change. Rising temperatures have opened the door to the spread of mosquitoes to areas in which they were barely a threat two decades ago.…

World Bank Takes Steps To Curb Unhealthy Air Pollution In Nigeria

World Bank: A Plea for Action against Pollution in Nigeria In this feature story and video, the World Bank outlines how indoor and outdoor air pollution negatively affect the health of people living in Nigeria and steps the organization is taking to curb pollution in the country (6/16).

Report Examines Relationship Among Child Marriage, Adolescent Health, Climate Change

BMJ Blogs: Jocalyn Clark: The surprising links between child marriage, climate change, and health Jocalyn Clark, executive editor at icddr,b, discusses a recent “Human Rights Watch report, focused on Bangladesh, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world (a full 30 percent of females in…