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Why Are There Still Famines?

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Source: Bioethics.com.

Source: Bioethics.com.

February 21, 2017

(BBC) – UN agencies say 100,000 people are facing starvation in South Sudan and a further 1 million there are classified as being on the brink of famine. This is the most acute of the present food emergencies. It is also the most widespread nationally. Overall, says the UN, 4.9 million people – or 40% of South Sudan’s population – are “in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance”. “Many families have exhausted every means they have to survive,” says the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization representative in South Sudan, Serge Tissot. The basic cause of the famine is conflict.

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ACA Repeal and the End of Heroic Medicine

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Source: Bill of Health, examining the intersection of law and health care, biotech & bioethics.

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Last week, I saw Dr Atul Gawande speak at Health Action 2017. Healthcare advocates and activists sat around scribbling notes and clutching at their choice of whole-food, cold-pressed, green and caffeinated morning lifelines. Gawande speaks softly, lyrically and firmly; the … Continue reading

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