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Today’s roundup of news stories related to health disparities, health care, health issues, direct service, social justice, animal welfare, environmentalism… basically, all things Schweitzer:

  • In the words of the Wall Street Journal, “the first vaccine to show any sign of preventing the spread of HIV has provided the most encouragement since the 1990s in the three-decades quest to stem the global AIDS epidemic” (Wall Street Journal)
  • In another turn of events that would make Schweitzer very happy — click here for our earlier coverage of his anti-nuclear advocacy — the United Nations Security Council has unanimously endorsed a path to the eventual abolition of nuclear weapons (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • A new Illinois Senate bill expanding the state’s local farm economy “will enable farmers in the state to produce and sell fresh food in underserved communities” (Adventures in Eating Locally)
  • An organization called Acupuncturists Without Borders is sending acupuncturists into underserved U.S. communities that are dealing with poverty and natural disasters (Mountain View Telegraph)