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    Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network

    Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aims to drive knowledge sharing and problem solving by collaborative action in the water sector.
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    Debates on the sugar tax

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016
    In July 2016, the National Treasury of South Africa proposed an effective 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. The proposal derives from the National Department of Health strategy to reduce obesity. It is rooted in the scientific consensus that these kinds of drinks are a key factor behind rising obesity and the attendant ailments of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
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    Temperature variability and occurrence of diarrhoea in children under five-years-old in Cape Town Metropolitan sub-districts

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016
    Diarrhoea is among the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children within the developing world.
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    Health in climate change research from 1990 to 2014: positive trend, but still underperforming

    Global Health Action, 2016
    Climate change has been recognized as both one of the biggest threats and the biggest opportunities for global health in the 21st century. This trend review seeks to assess and characterize the amount and type of scientific literature on the link between climate change and human health.
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    Insecticide resistance in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in Zimbabwe: a review

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2015
    Malaria is a global public health problem, with about 3.2 billion people at risk of infection. The populations at risk mainly reside in Africa, Asia and America, with African populations accounting for the largest burden of the disease. In 2013, close to 198 million malaria cases were reported, leading to 584,000 deaths.
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    Infectious Diseases of Poverty

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infec
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    Climate change threatens Hawaiian forest birds

    Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, 2016
    In Hawai'i, geograpahic isolation has prevented the natural establishment of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many insect species, such as biting mosquitoes. Isolation has also facilitated the spectacular evolutionary radiation of Hawaiian honeycreepers from a single small flock of North American finches into more than 50 species and subspecies of endemic forest birds.
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    Climate change, vulnerability, food security and human health in rural Pakistan: a gender perspective

    Munich Personal RePEc Archive, 2015
    Pakistan is among the most vulnerable countries in the South Asian region given still overwhelming dependence of its population on agriculture which in turn mainly depends on the Indus Basin River System. The intensity and frequency of extreme climate events have increased in Pakistan during the recent decades.
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    Agriculture, nutrition and the green revolution in Bangladesh

    Science Direct, 2016
    This paper explores agriculture and nutrition linkages in Bangladesh, a country that achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as unheralded progress against undernutrition.
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    Ageing and non-communicable diseases: opportunities for the EU to respond

    HelpAge International, 2016
    The rise in NCDs combined with rapid population ageing presents important challenges for health and care systems globally. Deaths from NCDs are disproportionately concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. As a key player in global health and development, the EU has an important role to play in strengthening the response to NCDs in these countries.