19 Jul 2016

Boko Haram Has Left 250,000 Children Suffering from ‘Severe Malnourishment’

“Almost 1 in 5 children in a area formerly occupied by the terror group will die if they do not receive treatment, a new UNICEF report says” Source: Boko Haram Has Left 250,000 Children Suffering from ‘Severe Malnourishment’ | TIME

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18 Jul 2016

China’s urban air quality improves in first half of 2016

Air quality in China’s largest cities continued to improve during the first six months of 2016, the country’s environment ministry said on Sunday. Source: China’s urban air quality improves in first half: ministry

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15 Jul 2016

Russia Looks to Populate Its Far East. Wimps Need Not Apply.

“The nine Far Eastern regions targeted for settlement in the government’s land giveaway, which began on June 1, encompass more than a third of Russia but are home to only 6.1 million people. This is just 4 percent of the country’s population and compares with the 110 million Chinese living

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13 Jul 2016

Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution

“Venezuela’s military has taken control of five ports in an effort to guarantee supplies of food and medicine.” Source: Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution – BBC News

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08 Jul 2016

15 Million to Be Vaccinated to Contain Yellow Fever Outbreak

“The World Health Organization is leading a mass yellow fever vaccination campaign in central Africa to prevent the national and international spread of this deadly disease.  The campaign, which begins this month, aims to vaccinate 15.5 million people in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Source: 15 Million to

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07 Jul 2016

Ghana Eid party stampede ‘kills nine’ in Kumasi

“Nine people have died in Ghana’s second city, Kumasi, following a stampede at a party to mark the end of Ramadan, local media report.” Source: Ghana Eid party stampede ‘kills nine’ in Kumasi – BBC News

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07 Jul 2016

Blurring of national security interests and global health agendas are an unavoidable reality

“Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health advocates writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The authors of the review paper, from the King’s Centre for Global Health, Conflict

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05 Jul 2016

UN health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau

“The U.N. health agency says it and national authorities are investigating whether three cases of the Zika virus discovered in Guinea Bissau are of the same strain as the one behind outbreaks linked to head and brain abnormalities in Brazil and elsewhere.” Source: UN health agency confirms 3 Zika cases

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30 Jun 2016

Risk of full-blown famine in South Sudan: UN

“Over a third of South Sudanese face starvation as the war-torn nation runs the risk of a full-blown famine, the UN and government said on Wednesday.” Source: Risk of full-blown famine in South Sudan: UN | News24

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30 Jun 2016

Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years

“An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix—or RTS,S—weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday.” Source: Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years: study

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