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U.N. Agencies Agree To Purchase More Environmentally, Socially Sustainable Health Commodities

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies sign agreement on purchasing ‘greener’ health commodities “The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined other United Nations and international agencies in a new agreement that will lead to more environmentally and socially sustainable procurement of health commodities. ‘We need to make sure that when international…

Humanitarian Organizations Worried Trump Administration Will Cut Foreign Assistance Budget, Including Family Planning, LGBT Rights

Foreign Policy: Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block? “Anxious humanitarian organizations are worried that President-elect Donald Trump, who sharply questioned the value of foreign aid during his campaign, is poised to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. assistance for developing countries — including programs promoting…

Nations Must Make Commitments To Improving Health, Reaching For Sustainable Development

Devex: Opinion: Leading from the top to promote health and sustainable development Margaret Chan, WHO director general “Next week, more than 1,000 global leaders in politics, health, and development will meet at the Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai to underscore the links between health and sustainable development, and…

President-Elect Trump’s ‘America First’ Approach Does Not Have To Hurt Foreign Policy, Aid

Devex: Opinion: Foreign aid under Trump’s ‘America-first’ doctrine Alex Thier, incoming executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “While policy details are thin, President-elect Donald Trump’s likely views on foreign aid and development assistance can be summed up in two words: America first. … It is conceivable with a Trump…

Health Should Be Central Priority At Marrakech Climate Change Conference, WHO Says

Xinhua News: WHO urges focus on health in dealing with climate change “The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for giving health a central priority in the Climate Change Conference (COP22), currently held in Morocco, and including it in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. According to a WHO…

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