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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Election For Next WHO Director General

Financial Times: The challenge that awaits a new leader of the WHO Editorial Board “…[W]hen officials gather in Geneva this week to select a new leader for the U.N. agency, they should take their vote seriously: the outcome matters deeply. … [U]nless the new director general is able to overhaul…

Aid Agencies Face Challenges To Famine Response In South Sudan

The Lancet: Famine in South Sudan “…The first famine in six years was officially declared by the U.N. in parts of South Sudan in February, affecting more than 100,000 South Sudanese, with a further one million on the brink of starvation. Food aid is acting as life support for many,…

Media Outlets Discuss WHO DG Campaign As Organization Prepares To Hold Election Next Week

International Business Times: Who is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s candidate to lead the World Health Organization? “Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Ethiopian candidate to become the next director general of the World Health Organization. He previously served as minister of health of Ethiopia, where he was responsible for a…

PEPFAR Pledges $526M To Tanzania Under Country Operational Plan, U.S. Embassy Says

Reuters: U.S. pledges $526 million aid in 2017 to Tanzania to fight AIDS “The United States on Thursday approved $526 million aid to Tanzania [from October 2017 to September 2018] to expand the roll out of life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs to people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. ……

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