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President-Elect Trump’s ‘America First’ Approach Does Not Have To Hurt Foreign Policy, Aid

Devex: Opinion: Foreign aid under Trump’s ‘America-first’ doctrine Alex Thier, incoming executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “While policy details are thin, President-elect Donald Trump’s likely views on foreign aid and development assistance can be summed up in two words: America first. … It is conceivable with a Trump…

Health Should Be Central Priority At Marrakech Climate Change Conference, WHO Says

Xinhua News: WHO urges focus on health in dealing with climate change “The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for giving health a central priority in the Climate Change Conference (COP22), currently held in Morocco, and including it in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. According to a WHO…

Global Development Community Must Continue ‘To Stand Up For The Priorities And Values We Believe In’

Devex: Opinion: Seeing past the shock of the Trump victory Raj Kumar, founding president and editor-in-chief of Devex “…[P]resident-elect Trump could offer some new, more comprehensive vision on global development beyond infrequent expressions of skepticism of foreign aid in campaign speeches. But more likely is that existing conservative policy prescriptions…

Climate, Environmental Changes Impact Diseases’ Ability To Adapt, Spread

Financial Times: A 19th century plague revived in an age of climate change Emma Glennon, Gates-Cambridge scholar and Ph.D student at Cambridge University “…The persistence of [cholera] in Haiti is a tragedy but it is not random. It is part of a larger global pattern of cholera re-emergence. Hurricane Matthew…

As President, Donald Trump Should Embrace Science On Climate Change

Nature: Science under President Trump Editorial Board “…During his campaign, [Donald Trump] advocated energy independence for the United States … But he has railed against subsidies for solar and wind power, and has promised to tear up regulations that aim to trim the expansion and continuation of fossil-fuel use. He…

African Health Leaders, Policymakers Gather At One Health Conference To Discuss Convergence Of Human, Animal Health

WHO: African leaders recognize importance of preventing and managing health emergencies on inaugural One Health Day “…[This] week (8-11 November), the WHO Africa Region, in collaboration with global and regional partners, will convene the West African Regional Conference on One Health in Dakar, Senegal. More than 200 policymakers, experts, and…

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