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Commitments Made At COP21 Should Bring About Gains In Health, Food Security

Huffington Post: COP21: A Defining Moment for Human Health Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General “…Existing strategies that work well to combat climate change also bring important health gains. Investments in low-carbon development, clean renewable energy, and greater climate resilience are investments in better health. … If the right commitments are made…

Achieving Food Security, Zero Hunger Requires Investments In Smallholder Farmers, Social Protection Services, Women

Huffington Post: Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme “…Achieving food security through adaptation and resilience building for those furthest behind requires immediately addressing three significant blind spots. We must invest in…

Despite Sufficient Supplies, HIV Medications Often Do Not Reach Sub-Saharan African Patients, MSF Report Says

Agence France-Presse: HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report “Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at ‘the last mile,’ an international medical group said on Monday. Despite stocks being available, the drugs often do not reach clinics because…

Editorials, Opinion Piece Discuss Reforms To Strengthen WHO’s Responses To Ebola, Other Disease Outbreaks

The Lancet: Ebola: lessons for future pandemics Editorial Board “…[A report from the Harvard-London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola] endorses 10 recommendations across four themes: preventing major outbreaks, responding to outbreaks, research, and governing a global health system that has overall…

WHO Executive Board Should Spearhead Global Health Security Conversation To Promote Peace

The Lancet: Offline: What the war against ISIL means for health Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The negative effects of ISIL on health are all too clear. First, there will be higher rates of conflict-related mortality. … Second, there will be serious damage to health systems — their infrastructure,…

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