Healthcare

United Nations: Globally 800 Million Children Face Dangerous Lead Poisoning

“Lead sil ently wreaks havoc on children’s health and development.” Why SANDEF Should CareLead poisoning is a public health crisis that harms hundreds of millions children worldwide. The United Nations calls on countries to shield children from this environmental hazard, while ensuring access to quality health care for those affected. An estimated 1 in 3 …

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Rising Temperatures Could Kill More People Than All Deadliest Infectious Diseases: Study

Countries invest in disease prevention. Why not invest in climate action, too? Why SANDEF Should CareClimate change disproportionately affects the world’s poorest countries, exacerbating global inequality. The United Nations Global Goal 13: Climate Action calls on wealthier countries to both reduce their emissions and fund climate resilience and adaptation in low-income countries.  If the world …

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World Leaders Pledge Monumental $8.8 Billion for Global Health

World leaders united on June 4 to raise $8.8 billion for global health organization Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — far surpassing the initiative’s original target of $7.4 billion. The funding will go towards global immunization efforts and work to reduce disease inequality around the world. Improved access to vaccines has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Gavi has already …

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