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Media Sources Discuss Issues Addressed, Agreed Upon At 69th World Health Assembly

Devex: A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy “Six years ago, … [m]ember states at the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA63.18, which allows the organization to draw global attention to the disease on a specific day of each year — July 28. This was followed with another…

IRIN Examines Outcomes Of First World Humanitarian Summit

IRIN: The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers “Staffers were still counting when U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that more than 1,500 commitments had emerged from the bewildering series of closed-door roundtables, panel discussions, and impromptu announcements that constituted this week’s World Humanitarian Summit. … As the dust settles, here’s…

G7 Leaders Should Invest In Pandemic Response, Commit To Preventing Epidemics

Huffington Post: G7, We Can Prevent Pandemics Jonathan D. Quick, president of Management Sciences for Health, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and author “…The G7 has taken important steps to invest in pandemic response, including reaching out to over 70 countries, offering to help them implement the International Health…

U.S. Engaged In Efforts To Protect Women, Girls’ Health, Rights

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: World Humanitarian Summit: Coming Together to Protect Women and Girls Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. efforts to protect women and girls, including “empowering women and girls as leaders…

At WHA, WHO Member States Agree To Health Emergency Response Program, Hear Importance Of Addressing Climate Change

Agence France-Presse: WHO to better respond to emergencies “Member states of the World Health Organization have agreed a long-awaited reform of the agency so that it responds more quickly and effectively to emergency situations…” (5/26). Devex: Can WHO bring speed and predictability to emergency work? “…Health experts and humanitarian organizations,…

U.S. Helping Nations Become More Secure Through Global Health Diplomacy

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Global Health Diplomacy at the World Health Assembly Judith Garber, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), discusses the U.S. delegation’s attendance at the World Health Assembly and the importance of global health for security and prosperity. She…

Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

International Community Should Reform Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Devex: The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to enact reform and deliver better, evidence-based aid David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…We need a change of approach [for humanitarian aid], not just a change of policy. Better aid means moving from being a sector to…

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