Keeping Plant Pests and Diseases At Bay – Experts Focus On Global Measures [analysis]

March 19, 2015

Phytosanitary standards for trade in plants and plant products come under review How to prevent insects, bacteria, viruses and weeds from infesting fruit, vegetable and other plant and food consignments and then spreading across the world is the focus of a four-day…

US Aid Workers Evacuated From Sierra Leone Over Ebola Fears (International Business Times)

March 15, 2015

This file photo shows a doctor putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. A group of U.S. aid workers have been evacuated from West Africa…

B.C. doctor delivers unusual foreign aid to Haiti by teaching surgeons to perform safer circumcisions (National Post)

B.C. doctor delivers unusual foreign aid to Haiti by teaching surgeons to perform safer circumcisions (National Post)

March 15, 2015

Handout Dr. Jerry Bonhomme, foreground, practices newly learned circumcision techniques as Vancouver’s Dr. Neil Pollock looks on in Port au Prince, Haiti. In Neil Pollock’s home province of British Columbia, a group called Foreskin Pride has actually held protests against circumcision, the…