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Climate Change Must Be At Center Of Development Agenda

The following opinion pieces discuss the role of climate change in public health and global development. Huffington Post: To End Poverty, Act on Climate Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations’ progress in both of its critical missions –…

U.N. Security Council To Hold Emergency Ebola Meeting

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis “The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced [Monday]…” (9/15).

WHO To Announce Global Health Initiative On Needle Safety

TIME: WHO to Start New Global Health Initiative For Needle Safety “At the TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C., Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed that the organization will announce its third-ever global health initiative and policy in October. The initiative this time is…

WHO Convenes Meeting To Discuss Ebola Treatments

News outlets report on the WHO’s two-day meeting in Geneva to review possible drug treatments for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs “World health experts will meet in Geneva on Friday for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors…

World Water Week To Bring Water Efficiency Into Spotlight

The Guardian: ‘Water efficiency should be our goal,’ says head of World Water Week “[Head of the Stockholm International Water Institute and World Water Week] Torgny Holmgren explains why the 2014 [World Water Week] theme is energy and water and what impact he hopes this year’s conference will have…” (Young,…

U.N. Experts Call For Action On Climate-Related Health Risks At Global Conference

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for action on climate and health-related activities at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened Wednesday in Geneva. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Act now on climate change or face growing health risks – U.N. “Swift action to tackle climate change would…

Scientists Meet To Discuss Efforts To Find HIV Cure

Humanosphere: Beyond the Berlin patient — seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, writes about the Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure that took place in Seattle this week. He discusses several different approaches scientists are taking in their efforts to…

George W. Bush To Return To Washington To Participate In AIDS Event

Washington Post: George W. Bush plans return to Washington in September for AIDS event “Since leaving office in 2009, former President George W. Bush hasn’t seemed too nostalgic for his days in the White House. But next month, Bush 43 will return to Washington to participate in an event focused…

IRIN Reports From Transgender Health Symposium In Bangkok

IRIN reports from the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) symposium in Bangkok. IRIN: Right to dignity — barriers to health care for transgenders “…From being labelled as having a disorder to shouldering the burden of some of the highest rates of violence and HIV infection in the…