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Deaths caused by the mosquito-borne dengue disease have more than tripled in Peru so far this year, according to data from the South American nation’s government, which is redoubling efforts to contain an epidemic that has hit poor areas the hardest.

Dengue fever will become a major threat in the southern United States, southern Europe and new parts of Africa this decade, the WHO’s chief scientist said, as warmer temperatures create the conditions for the mosquitoes carrying the infection to spread.

The increasing challenges of climate change and conflict mean the world is likely to miss the target of putting an end to AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030 without “extraordinary steps.”

The extreme weather events we’ve all been watching are reminders of the myriad implications of climate change for human health, food security, the economy, geopolitics, biodiversity, and how we live each day. They demand an all-hands-on-deck approach to reducing the causes of global warming. Let’s focus here on the hospital and pharmaceutical sectors.

To address its outsized environmental footprint, pharma is stepping up its initiatives to meet or exceed net zero standards for carbon emissions.

Large pharmaceutical companies are making plans to comply with sustainability and carbon net zero targets. Hear from AstraZeneca and Merck KGaA’s MilliporeSigma about their strategies.

Inizio, a strategic partner to health and life science companies throughout the life cycle of their drug products, has today announced its commitment to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) to help limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Unlike the fierce competition with major international drugmakers such as Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca to roll out vaccines to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, there are no established rivals for either Lyme disease or Chikungunya.

Outbreaks of endemic diseases such as monkeypox and lassa fever are becoming more persistent and frequent, the World Health Organization’s emergencies director, Mike Ryan, warned on Wednesday.