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Despite promise to end Encephalitis and other NTDs by 2030, why is action missing?

Indian government along with other governments of UN member countries had adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the 70th UN General Assembly in New York in September 2015. One of the SDG targets (3.3) promises that "By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases." Encephalitis, one of the NTDs, continues to severely impact under-15 year old people with very little well-coordinated response to contain, and eventually eliminate it. Why?

Despite promise to end Encephalitis and other NTDs by 2030, why is action missing?
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Boxing Day Floods Cause Disasters in Northern Britain

The disastrous floods that started causing havoc in the north of England on the Boxing Day show no sign of abating, according to the weather forecasters. In Lancashire and Yorkshire, the regions worst hit by the deluge, there are already two red flood alerts in place – the highest warning that implies the danger to life. Residents have been forced to abandon their belongings and homes, as the flood waters started pouring through the streets out of the blue.

 Boxing Day Floods Cause Disasters in Northern Britain
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Letter from America: The Assassination of Alloush

Russia has done it again. This time it is in Syria. Last Friday Putin's missiles have killed the leader of the opposition fighting the regime of the mass murderer, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a network with wide contacts inside Syria, said aircraft targeted a meeting of Jaysh al-Islam’s leadership in eastern Ghouta, killing Zahran Alloush, its head, and five other senior commanders. These latest casualties once again show that contrary to its claims, Russia is more interested in wiping out moderate opposition to Assad than going after Daesh (ISIL).

Letter from America: The Assassination of Alloush
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