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India Can End Malnutrition With Political Will, Commitment Of Resources

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation, discusses the links among nutrition and improved health, better education, and economic growth, with a…

Humanosphere Podcast Examines Connection Between Wealth Inequality, Health

Humanosphere: Ichiro Kawachi: How wealth inequality fuels poor health, and vice versa Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere’s social media manager and podcast producer, and Tom Paulson, Humanosphere founder and executive editor, speak “with Ichiro Kawachi, a physician and epidemiologist with all sorts of titles at Harvard University — chairman of the department…

Despite Challenges, CDC, Other Global Health Agencies Administer Childhood Immunizations In Effort To Eradicate Polio In Nigeria

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Maintains Vigilance to Eradicate Polio in Northern Nigeria Chimeremma Denis Nnadi, an epidemiologist in the Polio Eradication Branch of the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses his work with the Global Immunization team in Nigeria, which “is closer than ever to eradicating polio.” Nnadi notes the…

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Discusses Sustainable Development Goals, New Book In Project Syndicate Interview

Project Syndicate: PS On Air with Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, discusses his new book, Building the New American Economy, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, with Christopher Granville, managing director of TS Lombard; Katharina Slodczyk, U.K. correspondent with Handelsblatt;…

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability Worldwide, WHO Report Says

Reuters: Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old: WHO “More than four percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth, and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 2/23). U.N. News Centre: U.N.…

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