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Philippines fights one of world's worst measles outbreaks

One of the world's worst measles outbreaks, in The Philippines, is driven by distrust of vaccines and declining rates of childhood immunization.
from NPR on May 24, 2019.

BJP trounces agrarian crisis to win in India's rural areas

India's ruling coalition wins the election despite an agrarian crisis in the rural hinterland.
from Down to Earth on May 24, 2019.

Microplastic pollution adds to oceans’ problems

Tiny plastic debris acts as a carrier for pollutants resistant to environmental degradation, adding to the risks to animal and human health, warns a new study.
from SciDev.Net on May 24, 2019.

End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers

More than two million women and girls still live with painful, disfiguring obstetric fistula, a condition virtually eliminated in industrialised countries.
from UN on May 24, 2019.

Adoption of contraceptives in eight African countries on the rise

Women in eight African countries are using modern contraception at a faster rate than projections, according to a new study.
from Lancet Global Health on May 22, 2019.

Wildlife summit may move to Geneva amid Colombo security concerns

A month after bombs killed 258 in Sri Lanka, a tUN conservation summit scheduled for Colombo is now likely to be moved to Geneva.
from Mongabay on May 22, 2019.

Hundreds of Mozambican children still apart from parents in wake of cyclone

More than two months after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, at least 400 children are still living in Sofala province separated from their parents.
from Save the Children on May 22, 2019.

Campaigners protest Argentina-UK fracking talks

A group of British NGOs are protesting against the expansion of fracking in Argentina as an Argentinian delegation is in London to discuss fracking investments.
from Platform on May 22, 2019.

UN cuts economic growth forecast

A global economic slowdown and a cut in growth predictions has been forecast by the UN, against a backdrop of unresolved trade tensions and softening business confidence.
from UN on May 22, 2019.

Ebola response hampered by lack of coordination, says health minister

D R Congo's health minister has criticised the "fragmented, siloed effort" in combatting ebola, with different organisations using different messages.
from GlobalHealthNOW on May 21, 2019.
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