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World Leprosy Day 28 January 2018
World Leprosy Day is commemorated every year on the last Sunday of January. The aim is to increase public awareness that leprosy is curable and if detected at an early stage, disability can be prevented. Read more >>
Spotlight on Environmental Health
Ahead of the Annual Meeting in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published The Global Risks Report 2018, to foster discussion and debate on some of the world’s most greatest threats, including biodiversity loss, cyber-security threats, rising geopolitical tensions, and the risk of further financial crisis. Read more >>
"The solutions to prevent pollution already exist, but the scale of the problem is underestimated."
A group of experts of the Lancet Medical Journal estimated the health and socio-economic impact of pollution. Their findings are striking. Despite the many premature death and disabilities and the huge economic losses caused by pollution, the topic remains completely neglected in the political sphere. The cost of inaction is high, while solutions can yield economic gains and advance the sustainable development goals. Richard Fuller, Co-Chairman on the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, explains in the interview why the issue needs more attention. Read more>>
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