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Air Pollution-Related Death, Disease Costing Europe $1.6T Annually, U.N. Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, U.N. study shows “The United Nations health agency reported today in a first-of-its-kind study that air pollution across Europe is costing ‘a staggering’ $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, which amounts to…

Access To Family Planning Will Help Tackle Climate Change

Huffington Post: On This Earth Day, Invest in Family Planning Alexander Sanger, chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council “…While reaching remote communities is helping to treat the side effects of climate change, the heart of our work — providing contraception — is tackling the root of climate change. We’ve…

Climate Change Requires More R&D Into Neglected Infectious Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Could climate change lead to chikungunya? Examining the link between climate change and health Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases, writing, “Mitigating the risk of climate change will require investment in research and development for neglected,…

Clean Cookstoves Can Benefit Health Of Women, Children In Nepal

Inter Press Service: Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal “…According to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, over 80 percent of Nepali people use solid fuels such as wood and cow dung for cooking. In this country of 28 million, over 75 percent of households cook…

WHO Launches Global Registry Of Medical Response Teams For Humanitarian Crises

Agence France-Presse: WHO sets up emergency rapid response network “The World Health Organization launched a new network of rapid response medical teams Wednesday to react to humanitarian crises across the globe…” (4/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency kicks off registry of vetted medical emergency teams, drawing lessons from past crises…