November 16, 2018
A new study published by PHI today in PLOS ONE showed that in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), access to critical environmental health assets is severely limited for the poorest segments of the population. Among the poorest three-fifths of households, less than 50% had access to piped water, modern cooking fuels, electricity and improved sanitation. Rural households of all wealth levels had lower rates of access to all assets examined, with the exception of bed nets for malaria prevention.
“Lack of access to these basic environmental health assets is known to contribute significantly to the global burden of disease,” said lead author Jay Graham, PhD, MPH, a research director at PHI. “This study suggests that if we are to reduce this disease burden, we need additional strategies to target the lowest income homes—particularly in rural areas.” more
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November 30, 2018
December 1 is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. It is an international day of remembrance and action so that people with HIV can live with dignity and health, and a reminder to set our sights toward a world where HIV no longer spreads. While we have made incredible progress there are still people getting infected, particularly in black and African American communities, and there are more than 2 million children around the world living with HIV. more
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