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All north Indian cities fail to meet air quality standards, report finds

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A schoolgirl crosses a road shrouded in haze in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Greenpeace study estimates air pollution kills more than 1 million Indians each year and cuts country’s GDP by 3%

January 13, 2017 — Not a single city in northern India meets international air quality standards, according to a Greenpeace report that estimates air pollution kills more than 1 million Indians each year and takes 3% off the country’s GDP.  Continue reading All north Indian cities fail to meet air quality standards, report finds

AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

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In this file photo, Indonesian students hold a rally to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS at a university in Surabaya on December 1, 2015. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

16 after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS, experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban, seeking to revitalize the fight against the disease

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (July 17, 2016) — Sixteen years after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS, experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban on Monday, July 18, seeking to revitalize the fight against the disease.  Continue reading AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

WHO launches $56 million Zika response plan

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FIGHTING ZIKA VIRUS. Workers fumigate a train car at a train depot in Seoul’s Gangseo Ward, South Korea, 17 February 2016, as a precaution against the spread of the Zika virus. Photo by Yonhap/EPA
The UN’s health agency says it needed $25 million to fund its own response plan, while an additional $31 million would support the work of key partners

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 17, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, February 17, released its initial response plan to the Zika virus outbreak, launching a funding appeal for the $56 million (50 million euros) operation.

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