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Climate Change Brings Risk Of Malaria In Previously Unaffected Regions

Motherboard: The Burden of Malaria Is Shifting with the Changing Climate “Thanks to warming climates, malaria will likely spread its influence to places where it hasn’t been a problem before. That means the burden of treating one of the world’s most resilient illnesses will shift to locales that aren’t necessarily…

Family-Centered Farming Policies Critical To Achieving Food Security, U.N.’s Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Pro-family farming policies key in anti-hunger fight, U.N. officials tell Budapest expo “Financial and infrastructure support for small-scale family farmers is crucial to winning the fight against hunger around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Wednesday], urging governments to create polices conducive for equitable and…

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…

U.N.’s Financing For Development Summit Opens In Addis Ababa

Agence France-Presse: Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia “World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030. The objective of the five days of talks, the…

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).

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