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Health and nutrition
 
News Story
29 October 2019
Sustainable diets: A matter of life and death

More people die from unhealthy diets than from smoking or AIDS. But what is a sustainable nutritious diet and how can we change the way we eat?

Health and nutrition
 
News Story
23 April 2019
Poisonous milk: How the lack of awareness can lead to a public health calamity

Kenyans love their milk, but it was recently reported that milk sold at local markets contains toxic chemicals. How bad is it and how to stop the contamination?

Health and nutrition
 
Event
22 November 2018
Open seminar: Livestock, Aquaculture and Public health in S.E. Asia

Programme 13.15 Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Ulf Magnusson, SLU Global 13.30 Aquaculture and public health hazards in SE Asia, Dr. Anders Dalsgaard, University of Copenhagen 14.00 How...

Health and nutrition
Rural transformation
 
News Story
18 July 2018
High antibiotic resistance in Cambodia’s pigs

Results from a research at SLU have shown that administration of antimicrobials to food-producing animals is regarded as a major contributor to the overall emergence of resistance in bacteria...

Health and nutrition
 
Blog Post
7 March 2018
Born undernourished, die undernourished: We have to break that curse!

This was the concluding remark by Dr Jessica Fanzo in her inspiring presentation at the Third Global Food Security Conference in Cape Town, this last December 2017. I attended the conference on...

Health and nutrition
 
News Story
28 February 2018
Clean water and sanitation for all with wastewater treatment

Effective wastewater treatment is a prerequisite to prevent exposure of human populations to pathogens and toxic substances. Wastewater is also a potential source of energy and nutrients, and...

Climate change and resource conflict
 
News Story
18 December 2017
Planetary Health: Seeking meaning for an emerging concept

Man-made systemic changes to Earth’s life-supporting systems are now directly and indirectly affecting our health and well-being, climate change being the clearest example. These negative trends are also accelerated by social and economic drivers, such as poverty, inequality and conflict. Clearly, we need coordinated action to reduce the risks global environmental change imposes on global health and well-being.

Health and nutrition
Strengthening collaboration at the WASH, food and nutrition nexus to build community resilience in low income countries (WASHnut)
 
Blog Post
17 November 2017
COMMUNITIES IN SWEDEN AND KENYA, WATER CRISIS IN COMMON?

For Swedes, it is a shocking realisation that we may not be able to take abundant water for granted anymore. This summer has been an unusual one; the groundwater levels in many part of the country have been at their lowest since monitoring by the Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) began.

Health and nutrition
 
News Story
21 September 2017
Why antimicrobial resistance is everybody’s business and how we can sort it out

Antimicrobials have become one of the most misused medicines. As a result, pathogenic bacteria that cause infectious diseases have started to adapt and have become resistant.

Trade and production
 
Event
27 August 2017
Balancing competing interests and opportunities for better wastewater governance

The water crisis has been described as largely a governance crisis, however the role of wastewater has been overlooked in this discussion. With growing interest in harnessing the potential of...