New tools for climate change mitigation and assistance, new funds for wartime rape survivors, new TB vaccine… our November 7 Development press review highlights the past few weeks’ most striking news.
On small islands that are particularly vulnerable to climate change, geographical information system (GIS) technology provides context-specific insights. How can it help prevent health crises and mitigate the effects of climate change?
“ Is geospatial data the key to leaving no one behind? ” , Devex, October 31, 2019
How and where is environmental stress causing chaos around the world? Researchers A. Jones, D. Natalini and I. Phadtare mapped out natural resource insecurity, social unrest and deaths related to the environment over twelve years.
“ Environmental stress is already causing death – this chaos map shows where ” , The Conversation UK, October 24, 2019
Palm oil injections in milk powder, soft wheat exports, over-consumption of Latin American soy… The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) harms both local farmers and the environment.
“ The CAP has devastating effects on developing countries, report says ” , Euractiv, October 18, 2019
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad launched the Global Survivors Fund to provide tailored support for wartime rape survivors. The initiative is expected to raise between $50m and $100m by 2022.
“ Nobel peace prize winners launch fund for wartime rape survivors ” , The Guardian, October 31, 2019
It’s already been tested on more than 3,500 adults in TB hotspots in South Africa, Kenya and Zambia, and the results are conclusive. The new tuberculosis vaccine in the making has the potential to revolutionize treatment and may be available in 2028.
“ “Game changing” tuberculosis vaccine a step closer ” , BBC News, October 29, 2019
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