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Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

17 July 2018

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

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UNSDG publishes 'Counting on the World' report

16 July 2018

This new report by the UN's Sustainable Solutions Devlopment Network provides an independent view on how national systems should evolve in order to harness the data revolution for sustainable development.

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New global science body promises to reach poor regions

16 July 2018

A non-governmental association of science said to be the world’s largest was officially inaugurated in Paris this week (5 July), with the new president pledging to engage least developed nations as a part of its agenda.

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ODI publishes ‘Leave no one behind’ index 2018

16 July 2018

This index reviews the readiness of 86 countries to ‘leave no one behind’, monitoring the extent to which government systems are set up and ready to meet their leave no one behind commitment.

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'Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian crises' - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine issue 72 published

16 July 2018

This edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Anne Harmer, Manager of Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme, focuses on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian crises.

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'Ethylene-gibberellin signalling underlies adaptation of rice to periodic flooding' (Science, Vol. 361, Issue 6398, pp. 181-186)

16 July 2018

Deepwater rice varieties grow taller when flooded, in a growth response driven by the plant hormones gibberellin and ethylene, to keep the leaves above the water. Kuroha et al. identified the genes underlying this phenotype.

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How drones are helping in the fight against malaria

12 July 2018

By combining high-tech drones with low-tech methods, researchers are embarking on a project funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to map out where mosquitoes breed in Malawi.

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Age-dependent health risk from ambient air pollution: a modelling and data analysis of childhood mortality in middle-income and low-income countries (The Lancet, Planetary Health Vol 2, No.7)

12 July 2018

Analysis of recent atmospheric chemistry-general circulation model and health statistics from the WHO Global Health Observatory by J. Leliefeld, A. Haines and A. Pozzer.

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'Ocean governance for human health and the role of the social sciences' (The Lancet, Planetary Health Volume 2, No. 7)

12 July 2018

Review of scholarly output by natural and social sciences on the interdependence between the planet's oceans and human health by R. Meissner.

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Think tank ODI publishes briefing: Water and sanitation, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

12 July 2018

This briefing considers the impact of migration on a variety of WASH-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), chiefly SDG 6: 'to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all'.

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.

 

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