The Global Fund’s Replenishment, India’s tuberculosis and sanitation plans, harmful pollution: our October 17 Development press review focuses on the last few weeks’ health news.

Global Fund Replenishment facts [Q&A]
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Global Fund Replenishment facts

16 million: that’s how many lives the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria can save between 2021 and 2023, thanks to the $14 billion raised during its Sixth Replenishment.

Q&A: Key issues at the Global Fund replenishment  ” , Devex, October 10, 2019

Tuberculosis: India has a plan [ARTICLE]
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Tuberculosis: India has a plan

More than a quarter of the world’s tuberculosis cases are in India. As the Global Fund’s Replenishment came to an end last week, here’s an overview of Modi’s national plan to eradicate the pandemic by 2025.

India on the frontline of the fight against tuberculosis  ” , Channel News Asia, October 8, 2019

Sanitation in India: Modi’s toilet controversy [ARTICLE]
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Sanitation in India: Modi’s toilet controversy

As the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Narendra Modi would be the 2019 Goalkeeper award recipient, controversy broke out. BBC News investigates Modi’s claim of having raised by 50% the number of Indians with toilets since he came into office.

“Toilet trouble” for Narendra Modi and Bill Gates  ” , BBC News, September 23, 2019

Fossil fuels: political action, please! [ARTICLE]
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Fossil fuels: political action, please!

The Guardian releases new data on the 20 fossil fuel companies that keep on polluting despite being fully aware of environmental dangers. Saura Aramco, Chevron, Gazprom, ExxonMobil: remember these names.

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions  ” , The Guardian, October 9, 2019

Health and the environment in Indonesia: you may not want to keep breathing [ARTICLE]
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Health and the environment in Indonesia: you may not want to keep breathing

How will Indonesia’s forest fires and haze impact human health? Besides being environmental hazards, fires and haze can affect physical functioning of adults, child development and increase child mortality.

Indonesia’s huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come  ” , The Conversation Global, September 19, 2019

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