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Many cities across Europe are aiming to become truly circular not only by recycling 100 % of the resources available from waste materials, but also by changing their production modes and optimising materials’ flows. The EU-funded REFLOW project developed innovative tools and guidelines to help them achieve this goal. The work will support greener cities for citizens.

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Potential kid-friendly medication shows promise for treating schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease, particularly dangerous to young children. With no child-safe method for treating it, millions of kids are left untreated and susceptible to anaemia, stunted growth, and impaired cognitive development. The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) supported the research that aims to change this by providing equitable access to an effective and safe paediatric treatment for the disease.

Wastewater pilots boost resource management in India

Climate change, drought and population growth have made the management of India’s water resources a pressing concern. To address this, and in partnership with local stakeholders, the EU-funded PAVITRA GANGA project has successfully piloted and monitored new wastewater treatment technologies. Once fully implemented, these could bring significant health and environmental benefits to citizens.