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NPR Interviews PIH Official On Efforts To Control Cholera In Haiti

NPR: Haiti Sees Spike In Cholera Cases 4 Years After Outbreak Began “Haiti has been struggling to control a cholera epidemic that began after the 2010 earthquake. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Louise Ivers, the senior health adviser for Partners in Health…” (Montagne, 6/2).

WFP To Scale Up Food Aid Operations In Yemen To Reach 2.5M

U.N. News Centre: Appealing for funds, U.N. agency aims to reach 2.5 million in Yemen with food aid by July “Amid a worsening crisis and growing number of hungry people in Yemen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced [Tuesday] that it is scaling-up its operations to get emergency…

German Chancellor Merkel, WHO Director-General Chan Open WHA, Speak About WHO Reform, Health Emergency Preparedness, Drug Resistance

News outlets report on the opening of the World Health Assembly, taking place this week in Geneva. Agence France-Presse: World must step up fight against antibiotic resistance: Merkel “…In an address in Geneva, [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel stressed the interconnectedness of global health systems, insisting all nations must work together…

Tanzanian Health Ministry Confirms Cholera Outbreak In Burundian Refugee Camp; U.N. Provides Assistance To Contain Spread

Reuters: Tanzania confirms cholera at Burundian refugee camp “Tanzania confirmed a cholera outbreak on Monday at a refugee camp sheltering thousands of people who had fled political unrest in neighboring Burundi…” (Salaam, 5/18). U.N. News Centre: U.N. provides assistance as diarrhea outbreak leaves seven Burundi refugees dead at Tanzania camp…

U.N.’s Ban Calls On All Parties In Conflict-Torn Yemen To Extend Humanitarian Pause

U.N. News Centre: Ban urges all sides in Yemen to renew commitment for extension of humanitarian pause “Stressing that Yemenis have faced ‘tragic levels of suffering and violence’ in recent months, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in the conflict to refrain from any actions that…

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