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  • Improving the Environment and Health of Manaus

    Friday, July 11th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Researchers at the Amazonian branch of Brazil’s much respected health R&D institution, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (popularly known as “Fiocruz“), and the National School of Public Health (ENSP) overseen by Fiocruz, will study the major environmental and health problems of Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state (and some would say of the […]

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    Temas Reading List: Mining

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

    International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School. All That Glitters: Gold Mining in Guyana. 2007. English. 73 pp.
    A well-organized, easy-to-read, logically- and well-written report that looks at the shortcomings of the current gold mining regime in Guyana — its environmental, health and social impacts — as well as certain “structural impediments” (judicial system, […]

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    Aiming to Eliminate Chagas by 2010

    Monday, July 9th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Global Partners Launch Renewed Battle Against Chagas The “Kissing Bug” Disease
    Strategy Set Out to Eliminate Disease
    A new effort to eliminate Chagas disease by 2010 has been launched at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting of disease experts and partners. The strategy is designed to answer key questions about the […]

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