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Effective Urban Policies Critical To Ensuring, Promoting Healthy Environments

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: Food at the heart of healthy and sustainable cities Natalie Molino, policy projects coordinator, and Sudhvir Singh, director of policy, both at the EAT Foundation, discuss the challenges of urban health and explore how the New Urban Agenda, “a policy document that will guide urban…

World Bank, U.N. Reports Examine Relationship Between Poverty, Disasters

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tens of millions face poverty unless cities plan for disasters: World Bank “Climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty in the next 15 years, threatening to undo decades of development efforts, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Fast-growing cities particularly in the…

Cholera Outbreak Threatens Haiti As Nation Begins Recovery From Hurricane Matthew

Los Angeles Times: In Hurricane Matthew’s wake, Haiti is left to face an old foe: cholera “…The waterborne disease was a scourge even before Hurricane Matthew roared across the Tiburon Peninsula eight days ago. Cholera was inadvertently brought to the country in the wake of the disastrous 2010 earthquake by…

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