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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the Partnership Forum held last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; a meeting of the Africa Constituencies Bureau of the Global Fund; a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on global…

China, U.S. Discuss Ways To Address Emerging Infectious Diseases

Xinhua News: China, U.S. eye cooperation in fighting global epidemic diseases “Around 400 scholars, officials, and business leaders from China and the United States gathered at a conference Tuesday to discuss how the two countries could work together to fight global infectious diseases. With the theme of ‘Global Infectious Diseases:…

U.N.’s Ban Calls For Global Commitment To Improve Women, Children’s Health

U.N. News Centre: Ban kicks off meeting to boost commitment to ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ initiative “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has gathered senior leaders from around the world for a meeting that began [Thursday] in New York on ways to step-up commitments to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents…

Leaders Meet At U.N. To Discuss MCH Ahead Of September’s SDG Summit

Inter Press Service: Saving a Generation, Within a Generation “Leaders from over 30 countries [came] together for a two-day retreat May 14 and 15 at U.N. headquarters to reinforce their commitments to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents around the world. Government delegates, CEOs, civil society leaders, private…

Child Marriage Sanctions Sexual Violence, Must Be Ended, A.U. Goodwill Ambassador Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage a form of slavery: African Union goodwill ambassador “Child marriage should be seen as a form of modern slavery and is tantamount to sanctioning child rape, the African Union’s goodwill ambassador said at a conference on ending the practice. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda said child marriage inflicted…

New Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan To More Prominently Address Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health a fresh priority in disaster plan, talks snagged on aid “A new global plan to reduce the risk of disasters, due to be adopted at a U.N. conference in Japan on Wednesday, will give more prominence to health issues as the world struggles to stamp out…

Governments Adopt Call To Action At WHO-Hosted Ministerial Conference On Dementia

U.N. News Centre: Eighty countries adopt call to action at first U.N. conference on dementia “A two-day ministerial conference on dementia hosted by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) ended in Geneva [Tuesday] with 80 countries calling for action to address ‘a tidal wave’ of new cases of the disease…

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