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Fisheries Management, Marine Conservation Policies Should Focus More On Human Health Outcomes

Nature: Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health Christopher D. Golden, research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and associate director of the Planetary Health Alliance at the Harvard University Center for the Environment; and colleagues “…Combining data on…

Scientists Develop Model To Predict Disease Outbreaks Using Climate, Population Data

Reuters: Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases “British scientists say they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases — those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans — based on changes in climate. Describing their model as ‘a major improvement…

Sweden Committed To 4 Areas Integral To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: First Generation to Eradicate Poverty Isabella Lövin, Sweden’s minister of international development cooperation and climate and deputy prime minister, and Gustav Fridolin, Sweden’s minister for education “…[T]he world so far has failed to deal with the greatest challenges of our time. The world needs countries that are willing…

Population, Reproductive Health, Environment Inextricably Linked, Require Integrated Policies

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Global Population and Reproductive Health (Book Preview) Deborah R. McFarlane, professor and regents lecturer at the University of New Mexico and editor of the new book, Global Population and Reproductive Health, discusses themes from the book, which shows “that…

Food Insecurity Increasing In Malawi Because Of El Niño-Induced Crop Failures

VOA News: Child Hunger Climbing in Malawi in Wake of Drought “Food shortages are growing worse in Malawi as the yield from this year’s disappointing harvest runs out for many small farmers. Across southern Africa, El Niño-induced drought and flooding since last year have left over 30 million people in…

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,…

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