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Countries on the rebound making significant climate adaptation progress, ND-GAIN data show

Author: Joyce Coffee

ND-GAIN 2015 Movers Map

In the lead-up to 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21), 10 countries have come from behind to make marked progress in their ability to withstand the shocks and stresses of climate change, while five are distinctly less resilient, according to data released Tuesday (Nov. 17) by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

Over the last five years, the 10 countries that have made the biggest jump on the ND-GAIN Country Index to become better climate adapters are Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Georgia, The Philippines, Russia, Poland, Rwanda, Mongolia, Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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NDIGD, PAD Project win USAID Development Innovation Ventures award

Author: Meg McDermott

This paper test card is inexpensive way to distinguish substitutes or diluted drugs from real medicines used to treat common bacterial infections and tuberculosis

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and Marya Lieberman have won a USAID Development Innovation Ventures award to improve global health. Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, will expand her Paper Analytical Device research in Kenya.

Many pharmaceuticals, particularly those purchased in the developing world, are of poor quality or fake. The Paper Analytical Device project, supported by the College of Science and the Eck Institute for Global Health, allows users to quickly determine whether a drug tablet contains the correct medicines.

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