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- OrganisationArsenic Knowledge and Action Network aims to drive knowledge sharing and problem solving by collaborative action in the water sector.
- DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016In 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.Document
Temperature variability and occurrence of diarrhoea in children under five-years-old in Cape Town Metropolitan sub-districtsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016Diarrhoea is among the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children within the developing world.DocumentGlobal Health Action, 2016Climate 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.DocumentInfectious Diseases of Poverty, 2015Malaria 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.OrganisationInfectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infecDocumentPacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, 2016In 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.Document
Climate change, vulnerability, food security and human health in rural Pakistan: a gender perspectiveMunich Personal RePEc Archive, 2015Pakistan 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.DocumentScience Direct, 2016This 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.DocumentHelpAge International, 2016The 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.