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Blog Examines Public Health Impacts Of Mental Health Disorders In Africa

Global Health Africa: Responding to the Needs of the Vulnerable: The State of Mental Health Care in Africa Diana Kingsbury, an instructor at Kent State University and a blog contributor, discusses the impacts of mental health and substance use disorders on public health systems in Africa (5/18).

Women Continue To Face Obstacles To Education, Development, World Bank Report Says

News outlets discuss a new World Bank report on gender and development. Australian Associated Press/SBS: World Bank: 700 million women subject to domestic violence “More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, many with little right to protection, the World…

Africa Launches Risk Pool Insurance Scheme To Address Climatic Disasters

Reuters: Africa assumes onus on disaster relief with catastrophe insurance pool “…On May 1, Africa launched its first sovereign risk pool insurance scheme, marking a major policy shift in the way climatic events such as droughts, and from next year floods, will be tackled by the world’s poorest continent. The…

Global Life Expectancy Grows But Gaps Remain Between High-, Low-Income Nations

News outlets continue to cover the WHO’s report on global life expectancy. Reuters: Global life expectancy rises again, but new challenges loom “…Big advances in the battles against infectious diseases such as measles, malaria, tuberculosis and polio have continued to extend life expectancy although other factors, such as people’s lifestyles,…

Saudi Experts Raise Alarm Over Mecca’s Preparedness Surrounding MERS

Associated Press: Saudis question Mecca preparedness as MERS spreads “Officials in Saudi Arabia are raising alarm that the kingdom is not doing enough to prevent Mecca from becoming a route for exporting an often deadly respiratory virus as millions of Muslims from around the world converge on the city to…

Gates’ Tweet Highlights Role Humans Play In Spread Of Malaria

The Guardian: Man v mosquito: who is the most dangerous carrier of malaria? “This week, a tweet from Bill Gates highlighting the role humans play in spreading malaria caught our eye … To find out more we asked an expert. We asked Matthew Cairns, a Medical Research Council fellow at…

U.N. Highlights Role Of Families In Achieving Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials highlight role of families in achieving development, advancing better world “United Nations officials are using this year’s International Day of Families to highlight the vital role that these critical social units found in every society play in achieving globally agreed [upon] development goals and advancing…

Zimbabwe Threatens To Deny Food Aid To 20,000 Displaced, Says HRW

News outlets report on Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) assertion that 20,000 displaced people in Zimbabwe risk being denied food aid by the country’s government. StarAfrica: Zimbabwe threatens to withdraw food aid to flood victims — HRW “Human Rights Watch has accused the Zimbabwean government of threatening to deny food aid…

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