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The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2017 said that 2.1 billion people lacked access to safe drinking water and that 40 percent of humanity is affected by water shortages.

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A House Divided: Why the Republican healthcare bill was doomed and what to do next?

 03/25/2017 - 05:47
US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Backing off from their key campaign promise marks a big defeat for both Ryan and the president, who’d pushed hard for the bill and then pressed for a vote on it. Trump is now presenting himself as a bystander to the loss, and Republican voters may well side with him.

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Trump gives ultimatum to House Republicans to vote on healthcare plan

 03/24/2017 - 04:13
Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

The vote on the bill was previously scheduled for Thursday but the lack of consensus among conservatives has postponed the process. If the legislation fails, there won’t be another effort to make good on the flagship Republican promise to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Trump said.

 

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Obama defiende su ley sanitaria antes de votación crucial para desmantelarla

 03/23/2017 - 10:35
El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

En un extenso comunicado, Obama subraya que su reforma de la sanidad ha permitido a más de 20 millones de estadounidenses contar con un seguro médico. La Cámara de Representantes prevé votar hoy un proyecto defendido por el actual mandatario, Donald Trump, para desmantelar esa reforma.

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Bitter debate in Congress augurs tough road for Trump-backed healthcare plan

 03/08/2017 - 15:27

Congress was the scene on Wednesday of a bitter start to the debate on the new healthcare law with which Republicans hope to replace the healthcare reform of former President Barack Obama, and the acrimony among lawmakers presages a tough road toward approval for the plan, which is backed by President Donald Trump.

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[OP-ED]: A Latino health-outreach program is a reminder that it’s all in the name

 02/14/2017 - 14:21
A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

If culture can be used as a currency to understand and serve a community, it can also be a trap, if the culture is painted with too broad a brush. We think we “know” the so-called Hispanic community -- generalizing to certain tropes about language, love of family, deference to authority figures, etc. -- and we rarely stop to question whether our initial assessments still hold true.

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