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North Korea’s Food Security Worsening Due To Drought, FAO Warns

Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea food security worsening “The U.N. food agency says water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea’s food production for the first time since 2010, threatening to worsen food security in the reclusive nation…” (4/27). International Business Times: Drought-hit North Korea ‘facing food security…

Blog Post Examines UNGASS Document On World Drug Problem

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.N. Special Session on ‘the world drug problem’ just says no… Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a document titled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem,” which the U.N. General Assembly adopted last…

WHO Warns Zika Likely To Spread Beyond Latin America, Caribbean Region

Agence France-Presse: WHO warns of potential for ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases “The World Health Organization warned Monday of the potential for a ‘marked increase’ in the number of Zika infections in the coming months, and its spread to new parts of the world. With mosquito season arriving in Europe,…

Continued Investments Necessary To Eliminate Malaria, Experts Say On World Day

CNN: World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after ‘success’ “Bold U.N. targets to eradicate malaria are likely to be missed if governments continue to cut back aid budgets due to waning political commitment, according to a report in The Lancet. Countries with a good track record in combating the killer disease,…

World Can Eliminate Trachoma In 4 Years With $1B Investment, Experts Say

The Guardian: With $1bn, blinding trachoma can be eliminated in four years — experts “Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years is ‘highly doable’ but it would cost US$1bn, the world’s leading eye health experts estimate. The ambitious goal is backed up by the findings of a global mapping project,…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Immunization Week

Huffington Post: Just Another Week in Global Health? Aaron Oxley, executive director of RESULTS U.K. “…Immunization has given us one of the most colossal successes we have had in global health but progress has stalled. … [W]e need to simultaneously do more to support increased domestic and international financing which…

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