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Trio win Nobel economics prize for work on poverty alleviation

Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee is one of three United States citizens sharing this year's Nobel Prize for Economics for work on poverty alleviation.
from Nobel Prize on Oct 14, 2019.

Trio win Nobel economics prize for work on poverty alleviation

Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee is one of three United States citizens sharing this year's Nobel Prize for Economics for work on poverty alleviation.
from Nobel Prize on Oct 14, 2019.

Naming the countries that allow Big Tobacco most influence

Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh allow tobacco most influence, while UK, Uganda and Iran are leaders in protecting health policy from industry meddling, says a new index.
from Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index on Oct 10, 2019.

More than 6 million climate strikers take to the streets

Demos have taken place all over the world demanding action on fossil fuels responsible for climate change, pollution-induced death and illness and an end to business as usual.
from Pressenza on Oct 8, 2019.

'Every child in Afghanistan has known only life in a country at war'

An estimated 20 million children wake up every day in fear of gunshots or bombs and being killed or maimed in their streets, schools or homes.
from Save the Children on Oct 7, 2019.

Gene editing may be banana’s only hope against deadly fungus

The Colombian government has confirmed that a banana-killing fungus has invaded the Americas — giving urgency to efforts to create fruit that can withstand the scourge.
from Nature on Oct 3, 2019.

Financing the end of extreme poverty

New research launched at the UN General Assembly suggests 430 million people will still be living in extreme poverty in 2030 – 30 million more than last year’s projections.
from ODI on Sep 30, 2019.

When a global health campaign goes awry: Auxillia Mnangagwa and Harvard

Auxilia Mnangagwa, wife of Zimbabwe’s president, becomes centre of controversy as Harvard retracts an announcement making her an "honorary ambassador" for health.
from Cntre for Global Health Development on Sep 27, 2019.

China’s tree-planting drive could falter in a warming world

China has planted billions of trees over as part of its fight against expanding deserts, but some scientists worry that the planting could worsen water scarcity.
from Nature on Sep 26, 2019.

Poorest get less than 1 cent per day to protect against climate crisis

People in the poorest countries receive less than one cent per day to protect themselves from the devastating impacts of the climate crisis, Oxfam estimates.
from Oxfam on Sep 23, 2019.
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