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SciDev.net Feature Addresses Nutrition, Food Security

SciDev.net includes a special feature on the challenges associated with meeting the nutritional and food needs of people around the world. Links to articles and commentary on the subject appear below: The challenge of improving nutrition: facts and figures (Shetty, 1/20). Can GM crops feed the hungry? (Campbell, 1/20). Nutritional security…

Nearly 1M Somalis Need Urgent Food Aid Following Floods, U.N. Says

Wall Street Journal: Some One Million Somalis in Urgent Need of Food Aid, Says U.N. “Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are in urgent need of food assistance as floods have destroyed crops and eroded an already precarious food supply, aid officials said Monday…” (Bariyo, 11/3).

November 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2014 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as editorials on climate change and health, and health in ASEAN nations (November 2014).

Climate Change Will Negatively Impact Food Security In Africa, Report Says

Inter Press Service: Measuring How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Food Security “…Experts from around the world are certain that climate change is playing a major role in the difficulties … hundreds of thousands of other farmers are experiencing on the continent. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental…

WHO Issues Guidance On Reducing Indoor Air Pollutants

Media sources report on the WHO’s recently released recommendations on reducing emissions from health-damaging household pollutants. U.N. News Centre: New U.N. targets on indoor air pollution aim to save millions of lives each year “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Wednesday] highlighted the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed…

Kerry Calls For More Action On Climate Change

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Gathering Storm U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses climate change and calls for more action at all levels to address it. He writes, “…At the State Department, we’ll make sure climate change is front and center [in] the broader context of international diplomacy,…

Climate Change’s Effect On Health Systems To Be Top Issue At World Health Summit

EurActiv: Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit “Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems — a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the World Health…

Family Planning, Contraception Play Important Roles In Development, Climate Change

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding family planning and contraceptives. Huffington Post U.K.: Hopes and Dreams: It’s Time to Act Michael Holscher, deputy chief executive officer at Marie Stopes International “…Contraception brings about hope. It brings health — for women and for entire families. It brings choice and personal…

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