There has been a resurgence in calls to reconsider the cross-party consensus in the UK on foreign aid and development. The main political parties are all committed to spending 0.7 percent of gross national income on aid, to using the internationally...
Women in sub Saharan Africa are 15% less likely to own a mobile phone and 41% less likely to use mobile internet services.
Joe CerrellClosing the mobile phone gender gap in low income countries is a $700 billion opportunity; there will be an estimated 500m mobile internet users in Africa by 2020 with up to 70% of mobile subscriptions to be internet-connected by 2030
Major conference will raise funds to vaccinate millions of the world’s poorest children.
Joe CerrellThanks is due to the UK once again for their foresight and leadership on health and development, on display again with the decision to host the @Gavi pledging conference in 2020 @DFID_UKgov.uk/government/new… #vaccinessavelives
Joe CerrellWell worth a read...watch this space...another great demonstration of the @FinancialTimes commitment to solid science reporting Gene editing: how agritech is fighting to shape the food we eat
Musa Manzini, a jazz bassist, was awake and playing slowly as surgeons performed an “awake craniotomy,” which allowed them to remove a brain tumor without causing damage.
Joe CerrellRemarkable: Musician @MusaManzini asked to play guitar during his surgery to remove a brain tumour to more accurately target cancerous cells and ultimately preserve his ability to play after the procedure
This COP24 side event will showcase the Health and Climate Change report findings and recommendations. It will provide 1) a global state of knowledge on the interconnection between climate change and health issues and 2) an overview of the...
Joe CerrellNew @WHO report shows the value of health gains from climate action would be 2x the cost of mitigation policies at global level save around 1m/year globally by 2050 through reductions in air pollution
Diabetes and cancer are becoming bigger problems in the developing world, but companies aren’t making treatments easily available.
Joe CerrellImportant work by @AtMIndex highlights need to ensure #access2meds to tackle the rise of #NCD in LICs. This is currently addressed in 54% of communicable diseases projects vs only 5% of cancer projects.