Bill Gates Calls For ‘Energy Miracle’ In 15 Years. Do Experts Agree?

The annual letter from the Gates Foundation calls for an "energy miracle" — the creation of a cheap and clean source of energy to get power to the 1.2 billion people on the planet without electricity. "We need to try lots of crazy-seeming ideas so we can find a few that help us solve the world's energy challenge," Bill Gates …

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Nigeria cracked polio. So why does it have 3.5 million unvaccinated babies?

Over 20 million children across the globe have not been vaccinated against measles, tetanus, rubella or polio. Half of them come from ten countries, five of which are in Africa. Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and South Africa have the largest numbers of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children on the continent. There are …

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Nigeria: Nation Faces Major Challenge to Vaccinating Children

As we look back on the public health issues that caught the world's attention in 2015, immunization stands out. Whether it was the measles outbreak in the US or the Ebola vaccine trials in Guinea, vaccines were top of mind throughout the year. The annual Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) Assessment Report, which was released …

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Can gene editing provide a solution to global hunger?

According to the World Food Program, some 795 million people – one in nine people on earth – don’t have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That will only get worse with the next global food crisis, predicted to occur within four years by experts at the recent Third International Conference on Global Warming …

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What do U.S. immigration reforms mean for global health?

President Obama‚Äôs Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are likely to have far reaching political and social implications. They also have serious implications for public health here in the United States and for global health as well. Depending on how this issue is settled in the long run, a reform of the U.S immigration system could mean …

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