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Engaging Community Resilience for Change in Andar District, Afghanistan

The following article shows how different communities use their energy to create an enabling environment for peace and development. However, some communities have the same context. By: Hotak

‘Comparing two insecure districts in Afghanistan, where research shows how each community engaged their resiliencies based on the existing context’……..

GIS Corps - URISA - Philippines Typhoon Online Maps

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The following crisis maps are powered by MicroMappers, and developed by ESRI and GISCorps volunteers. The request for volunteers is made by the UNOCHA to DHNetwork. GISCorps is a member of DHNetwork.

CLICK HERE - GIS Corps - URISA - Philippines Typhoon Online Maps

2013 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report launched

The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled 5 priority actions to strengthen the fight against one of the world’s leading infectious killers - tuberculosis (TB) - at the 23 October launch of a new report on the epidemic. The 2013 TB report calls for more attention to multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and reaching those who are being missed by the system.



Gaps persist despite doubling of new products for neglected diseases

A rigorous assessment of drug and vaccine development for neglected diseases that shows some improvement over the last decade but still major gaps has been published in the Lancet today. Only 4% of the new therapeutic products registered between 2000-11 were for 11% of the global disease burden, and only 4 new chemical entities that can lead to truly new products were approved. 


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Research discussion at the World Health Summit in Berlin

A call for action in 4 areas was put out at the World Health Summit in Berlin, held 20-22 October. The 1000 decision makers and representatives of health-related fields from more than 80 countries were there to address pressing issues of medicine and health care systems. The M8 Alliance released a joint statement on what was needed in research and innovation; education and leadership; evidence to policy; and global health for development. 

U.S. Department of State - The Shape of a New International Climate Agreement

Remarks - Todd D. Stern
Special Envoy for Climate Change 
Chatham House
London, United Kingdom
October 22, 2013

Thanks so much. I’m very glad to be here at this distinguished venue. I appreciate the invitation.

Today, I want to talk about the promise and challenge of developing an ambitious, durable, new international climate agreement.

We are, of course, well past the time of doubting that our climate is changing, that it is changing rapidly, and that the pace of change is accelerating. We can see that climate impacts are already large, are very likely to increase significantly, and have the potential to be fundamentally disruptive to our world and the world of our children and grandchildren.


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