Organized by Youth Tech Health YTH Live 2020 August 3-5, 2020 RSVP YTH Live Virtual is a youth-led health and wellness conference that brings together people who are passionate about, and work at the intersection of, youth, health and technology. Brought to you by ETR, YTH Live showcases the brightest minds, innovative technology and cutting-edge research to…

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Organized by Aspen Institute Private Equity and Public Health: A Market-Driven Collaboration to Reduce Pandemic Risks, Food Waste, and Climate Change July 2, 2020 RSVP The compounding costs of inefficient and ineffective actions towards today’s most pressing global challenges, namely, reducing pandemic risks, eliminating trillions of dollars in annual food waste, and protecting our planet…

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New Coalition for Epidemics Preparedness Innovations The celebrated news of an effective Ebola vaccine came a little too late for the 11,000 people who succumbed to the Ebola virus between 2014 to 2016. The epidemic that overwhelmed local and international capacity to contain it, has helped fuel an important debate on global health security and…

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Environmental policy can have a tremendous impact on public health. While the debate rages regarding to what extent, most agree that the environment and public health are inextricably linked. One study discussing the Clean Air Act in the United States found that, in 2010 alone, the act was responsible for avoiding more than 160,000 premature…

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Often global health advocacy today is targeted towards very important, but at the same time very specific causes: polio vaccines, infectious diseases, or MDRTB to name a few. But global health is also, importantly, about the bigger picture- it is about the world around us.  Environmental factors like pollution, climate change, and resource overuse have…

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In 2012, Globalization and Health will publish a new special issue “Climate Change and Global Health: Implications for Human Health and Health Systems.” This new issue will explore the ability of health systems to respond to potential disasters linked to climate change. Climate change contributes to extreme weather conditions and significant changes in precipitation, which in turn…

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The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies – such has the one in Haiti The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies, comes at a time when many humanitarian aid and relief organizations are contemplating – in some cases, studying in-depth –…

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Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, continues to guest blog for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico — Monday I attended a side event at the COP16 international climate change meetings focusing on human health issues. In a packed room with…

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This week, Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, has been guest blogging for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico — Japan shocked delegates to the COP 16 Conference on Climate Change Tuesday by announcing that it would not agree…

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