Kirk R. Smith, a pioneering researcher in the deadly risks of indoor air pollution in the developing world and an early voice raising concern about the health consequences of climate change, died June 15 at the age of 73 at his Berkeley home, following a stroke and subsequent cardiac arrest.
Follow up from the USA’s formal notification to the UN about withdrawing from WHO – forwarding a note from Georgetown University:
We would like to push this letter out far and wide now. It is online at: https://oneill.law.georgetown.edu/letter-to-congress-on-who-withdrawal-from-public-health-law-and-international-relations-leaders/
Read Dr J Johanna Sanchez’s research on SciDevNet
“Enteric infection, or gastrointestinal infection, which includes Campylobacter infection, is associated with stunting through its effect on appetite, metabolic demands, and gastrointestinal absorption and function,” says J. Johanna Sanchez, researcher at the Children’s Health Research Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and an author of the study published May in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Outcome report is now available for the Regional Expert Consultation for East Asia and the Pacific, held in Bogor Indonesia, October 2019
University of Queensland successfully hosted the WHO-UNICEF Lancet Commission on Child Wellbeing regional launch on 12 March 2020.
The public event was live streamed on the UQ Faculty of Medicine Facebook page and can be viewed here.
Details of the Seminar and the Evening Public event can be found at https://medicine.uq.edu.au/event/session/18264