Environmental Health

July 27, 2022

Dishing the Truth: How Conflict, Climate & COVID-19 Impact Food Systems

Tough crises threaten our global food systems, with potentially devastating consequences for human, animal and environmental health. Join Internews’ President Jeanne Bourgault for a conversation with journalist Thin Lei Win to discuss the global food shortage and how journalists can better cover it. 12:00-12:30 p.m. ET.


Why World's First Malaria Shot Won't Reach Millions Of Children Who Need It

"After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year - a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential thwarting GSK Plc's capacity to produce as many doses of its shot as needed ...."

Source: Reuters, 07/14/2022

Caregivers of Seniors, Disabled Trained for Climate Disasters

"A pilot program in California is offering tools and emergency response training to caregivers, who often find themselves on the front lines of wildfires, hurricanes or other natural disasters."

"Brian Smith was getting ready for work one Thursday in 2018 when he was jolted by loud raps on the window and poked his head out the door to see his neighbors running from house to house yelling, “Fire!”

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/13/2022

"Dangerous Heat Wave Strikes China"

"As dozens of cities in eastern and southern China issued heat alerts on Tuesday, with some temperature forecasts exceeding 104 degrees over the next 24 hours, health workers conducted outdoor coronavirus tests with packets of frozen snacks strapped to their white hazmat suits. Roofs melted, roads cracked and some residents sought relief in underground air-raid shelters."

Source: NYTimes, 07/13/2022


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