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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,…

Phasing Out Coal Power Would Slow Climate Change, Improve Public Health

BMJ Blogs: Nick Watts: Why the global health community is calling on the G7 to pull the plug on coal Nick Watts, director of the U.K. Health Alliance on Climate Change, discusses the impact of coal-fired power on public health, writing, “Health professionals from around the world have come together…

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