The risk of future Ebola outbreaks could be greatly reduced by more aggressive climate mitigation measures along with rapid progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. Led by researchers at University College London, the article is the first study to examine the potential effects of global warming […] Continue reading ->
Some 822 million people worldwide suffer from hunger, and climate change is driving rising food insecurity in countries struck by worsening patterns of drought, flooding and other extreme weather that reduces  crop yields and livestock production among for the rural poor, as well as causing food price spikes for urban populations, according to the 2018 […] Continue reading ->
The tobacco industry strongly influences policy-making in Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh. Conversely, the United Kingdom, Uganda, and Iran emerge as countries with the least industry meddling, according to a first-ever report to systematically assess levels of industry influence in countries, by the watchdog group STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products). “This report shows that […] Continue reading ->
In a suspense-filled finale that carried trappings of an elegant auction cum-political celebrity show, The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria brushed tantalizingly close to its $US 14 billion funding target – rallying some US$13.92 billion in commitments at its Sixth Replenishment Conference,in Lyon, France. Speculation about whether the goal for the next […] Continue reading ->
The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, and Malaria’s Sixth Replenishment Conference opens Wednesday in Lyon, France with the aim to secure some US$14 billion in funding for the next three years to tackle the world’s most deadly infectious diseases. But while French President Emmanuel Macron prepared to host a carefully-orchestrated high-level event Thursday, strongly […] Continue reading ->
Bad Hofgastein, Austria – A call to action to make stronger individual and collective commitments for climate change and health marked the end of the European Health Forum (Gastein). The closing plenary session, titled “the global climate crisis: a public health emergency,” ended the varied program with discussions on two issues high on the political […] Continue reading ->
San Diego, US (4 October 2019) – A trial involving a safe, novel ingestible sensor connected to a paired mobile device that lets medical staff remotely monitor patients’ intake of tuberculosis (TB) medicine, has shown better results than directly observed therapy (DOT), where a healthcare worker watches the patient swallow medication, leading researchers to suggest […] Continue reading ->