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WHO funding model ‘left world ill-prepared’ for COVID

A key meeting of the WHO’s executive board has spawned an upswell of calls to overhaul the UN agency’s funding, with leaders saying failure to invest in global health left the world ill-prepared for the COVID-19 “tsunami of suffering”. A letter signed by a host of leaders including Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, co-chairs of the Independent Panel for […]

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Dams fuel malaria cases in Africa

While dams are critical to ensuring water and food security throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, small dams in particular pose a greater risk of malaria transmission, a study says. According researchers, although the negative effects of large dams on malaria transmission is known in Sub-Saharan Africa, evidence on the potential impacts of both small and large dams is lacking. The study published in Scientific Reports examined the […]