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e-bulletin 36 – 4.1 Debate: personal or political in tackling climate change?

Tony: my personal action can make a difference Nibor: only government action will bring about change In this debate, Tony Waterston presents the view that individual action to reduce climate emissions can make a difference while Nibor Niput ( a pseudonym) argues that only government action can tackle the threats we are facing. NN: Whilst I appreciate the wish of individuals to practice what they preach, they must realise that small numbers of people reducing their emissions will make no impact on the huge problems we face. It’s countries that have to change with a major switch from burning fossil fuels for energy to renewable such as wind...

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e-bulletin 36 – 3.3 Outstanding voices in Social Pediatrics

In this section, we present the voices and images of professionals with extensive experience in the field of social pediatrics. Our idea is that, in addition to being able to approach their thinking and visions about Social Pediatrics and ISSOP, is also generate a space for permanent debate on the present and future of social pediatrics. This time we have the presence of Lennart Köhler and Gülbin Gökçay, two significant voices from the world of social pediatrics. The testimonies were obtained informally during the last ISSOP conference held in Bonn. Our idea is to incorporate new voices and images of the challenging world of social...

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e-bulletin 36 – 3.2 Global Child: a rights-based approach to enhance the health and developmental outcomes of children

In March 2017 a piece was published on GlobalChild project; and international initiative, conducted under the auspices of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which aims at operationalizing the CRC through the use of indicators framework and developing a comprehensive child rights monitoring platform. Since then the project has advanced and met a few milestones. The following provides a synopsis of the progress of the multinational team of GlobalChild: The team has now completed phase I of the process of developing the indicators for all 41 substantive rights of the CRC. The outcome of this phase is a series of succinct papers that...

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e-bulletin 36 – 3.1 Global Climate and Health Alliance

The Global Climate and Health Alliance was formed in Durban in 2011 to tackle climate change and to protect and promote public health. The Alliance is made up of health and development organisations from around the world united by a shared vision of an equitable, sustainable future. Our vision is a world in which the health impacts of climate change are kept to a minimum, and the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation are maximised. Specifically, Alliance members work together to: 1. Ensure that health impacts are integrated into global, regional, national and local policy responses to climate change so as to reduce them as far as...

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e-bulletin 36 – 2.7 Measles resurgence

Posting on HIFA 29.11.18 from Neil Pakenham Walsh Extract below. Full text here: http://www.who.int/news-room/detail/29-11-2018-measles-cases-spike-globally-due-to-gaps-in-vaccination-coverage 29 November 2018 News Release  Geneva/ Atlanta/New York Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease. This is according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. Because of gaps in vaccination coverage, measles outbreaks occurred in all regions, while there were an estimated 110 000 deaths related to the disease… “The resurgence of measles is of...

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