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  • [New] The climate crisis is compounding global inequality, since extreme weather can destroy infrastructure, decrease productivity, and threaten crop health, threatening poorer countries and communities more than rich ones. The Boston Globe
  • [New] The World Health Organization said it had not supplied chemotherapy drugs to Tigray as none of its partners were directly involved in cancer care, and cancer medicines were controlled substances that could not be procured by its partners. The Guardian
  • [New] Montana plans to increase the number of schools implementing an evidence-based substance use primary prevention program that promotes enhanced social-emotional behaviors and self-regulation that have a direct impact on preventing substance use and other behavioral health risks. U.S. Government
  • [New] The health, agriculture and food sectors all benefit from maintaining Australia's low risk of AMR in the food animal sector. Antimicrobial resistance
  • [New] A shortage of medicine caused by an economic crisis in Sri Lanka could soon cause deaths, doctors said, as hospitals are forced to postpone life-saving procedures for their patients because they do not have the necessary drugs. Al Arabiya English
  • [New] The Monkeypox outbreak illustrates that communities will continue to face threats from viruses, and that international coordination and solidarity is essential for public health as viruses can only be overcome globally. UNAIDS
  • [New] Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security and supporting advances in human health. UN News
  • [New] The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to health systems, economies and societies the world over, and to much of WHO's work to support countries advance towards the triple billion targets of the 13th General Programme of Work, and the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. WHO
  • [New] The World Health Organization and United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization have set a target for global dog-mediated human rabies elimination by 2030, but examples of large-scale dog vaccination programs demonstrating elimination remain limited in Africa and Asia. The University of Edinburgh
  • [New] The U.N. human rights agency has warned of devastating consequences for North Korea's 25 million people, while the World Health Organization has said unchecked spread could lead to emergence of deadlier new variants. Reuters
  • [New] Majorities of Black Americans called other issues major threats to Black people in America, including 82% who cited the criminal justice system, 76% the cost of health care, 73% restrictions on voting rights, 72% lack of economic opportunity and 71% drugs. Washington Post
  • [New] The rising caseload and a lack of medical resources and vaccines has led the UN human rights agency to warn of devastating consequences for North Korea's 25 million people, and World Health Organization officials worry an unchecked spread could give rise to deadlier new variants. The Guardian
  • [New] All Londoners currently live in areas that breach the World Health Organization target for particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, while around 500,000 suffer from asthma and similar number will develop diseases linked to toxic air over the next 30 years. AirQualityNews
  • [New] Focus on climate and health will see G7 countries lead the way in reducing greenhouse gases and improving health and wellbeing. GOV.UK
  • [New] In Colombia, undocumented Venezuelan migrants fear accessing health care due to concerns about what would be done to them if they sought care and treatment, as well as over the costs of treatment. Institute of Development Studies
  • [New] CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific risk factors for monkeypox and regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Centers for Disease Control and PRevention
  • [New] Technology will play an increasing role in future health care, and that presents opportunities for Canadian research and development companies to help solve problems and turn into global winners. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] Twitter defines crises as situations in which there is a widespread threat to life, physical safety, health, or basic subsistence. 9to5Mac
  • [New] Having the certainty of two years of budgets, as part of a total $11.1 billion across the forecast period, will allow Health NZ and the Maori Health Authority to get on with the job of delivering the sort of health system that provides the care New Zealanders need and deserve. The Beehive
  • [New] The invasion of Ukraine has forced the G7 to focus on the Russian threat to European security and democracy, limiting its bandwidth for global health. Council on Foreign Relations
  • [New] About 99% of people in the world breathe air that exceeds air quality limits and threatens their health, and more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes, including air pollution. United Nations
  • [New] Earlier in 2022, a large survey found 30% of people with chronic conditions were not confident they could afford health care if they became seriously ill; 14% of people with chronic conditions said they could not afford healthcare or medicine now. Lifehacker Australia
  • [New] Beyond the obvious threat to global public health, AMR threatens global development-even the most optimistic scenario modelled by the World Bank in 2017 estimates that AMR will reduce annual global GDP by 1-1% by 2050, with the GDP shortfall exceeding $1 trillion every year after 2030. The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Last updated: 27 May 2022