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Climate Change Tops Agenda for W.H.O.

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Climate Change Tops Agenda for W.H.O.

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Climate Change Tops Agenda for W.H.O.

Climate Change Tops Agenda for W.H.O.

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Every year on its birthday, the WHO declares "World Health Day" and highlights one critical issue; this year it's the impact of climate change on health. But how likely is this initiative to succeed? And what are the WHO's greatest successes and failures from the first sixty years?

John Donnelly covered global health issues for the Boston Globe for nine years. He lived in Africa for three years and he's currently a Kaiser Family Foundation media fellow working on a book about Americans working to help kids in Africa. He says the WHO does a lot to help poor nations, but often runs into bureaucratic roadblocks.