Lena Theunissen holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Dresden. Currently, she studies medicine at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. She is an Read More
CNN: House passes narrow Zika measure designed to remove red tape “The House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that makes it easier for state and local governments to spray pesticides to kill mosquitoes and stop the spread of the Zika virus…” (Walsh, 5/24). CQ News: Difficult Negotiations Begin Over Competing Zika Response Bills “Negotiations…More
Washington Post: Things have never been better? Jennifer Rubin, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[W]ealth creation alone does not automatically result in healthier and richer people around the globe. It takes both public efforts such as George W. Bush’s President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, which has saved millions of lives, and private efforts…More
Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingWhile the Zika virus freely crosses national boundaries and territorial lines alike, the U.S. Representatives stuck pretty much to party lines Wednesday, when more than three months after President Obama requested $1.9 billion to respond to the spread of the vector-borne disease and its impacts, they voted to supply less than a third of the […](Read more…)
This is the third story in a running series of dispatches providing analysis on issues that come up in the U.S. presidential primaries and election that are relevant to the Humanosphere. Global poverty and inequality will get scant attention from the campaigns, but issues raised and ideas tabled during the process will have an impact
An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 19 May 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time. The following affected States Parties participated in the information session of the meeting: Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
CQ News: Zika Aid Prompts New Senate Spat Over Spending Levels “The debate over Zika funding reached a fever pitch on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon, as lawmakers sparred over competing standalone proposals to provide extra appropriations to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne virus. … The Senate drama demonstrated Democrats are concerned Zika aid…More
Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Ebola, Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen.
Guest review from Alice Evans, Human Geography lecturer, Cambridge The age of ‘best practice’ is over. The time of politics has come. Rather than identify and rollout effective policies, we need to understand the political struggles and coalitions by which socio-economic and political resources come to be redistributed more equitably – across classes, genders, ethnicities and spaces. The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, …
The Taiwanese government increased financial subsidies for smoking cessation services in 2012.