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Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Has ‘Powerful Role’ In Building Resiliency To Climate Change In Oceania Nations

Fiji Times: Pacific leadership pivotal in global health initiative Ariela Zibiah, communication analyst at the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office “…[Reproductive, maternal, newborn, children’s, and adolescents’ health (RMNCAH)] in the context of climate change … is crucial for resilience — whether one is speaking of human population or ensuring an enabling…

MSF Calls For Fact-Finding Mission Under Geneva Convention Protocols To Investigate Kunduz Hospital Bombing

News outlets report on a speech given Wednesday in Geneva by Médecins Sans Frontières International President Joanne Liu, in which she called for an International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate the bombing of the group’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Associated Press: Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike “Doctors…

UNICEF Calls For Joint Vaccination Operation To Reach Sudanese Children Cut Off From Aid

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination plan in Sudan “Calling for a joint vaccination operational plan in Sudan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] outlined the dire situation for thousands of children living in the Nuba Mountains, which remain inaccessible after four years while conflict in…

Graça Machel Discusses SDGs At New York Briefing

U.N. Dispatch: The SDG Challenge: Q&A with Graça Machel Kimberly Curtis, a lawyer and freelance journalist, summarizes comments by “Graça Machel, an international activist for women and children rights as well as the former first lady of Mozambique and South Africa … [made at] a briefing following her appearance at…

Independent Investigation Needed Into U.S. Airstrike On MSF Hospital

New York Times: The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan Editorial Board “…Gen. John Campbell, who commands American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged at a news conference on Monday that the airstrike [on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, run by Médecins Sans Frontières] by an American gunship on…

WHO Releases Statement From 7th Meeting Of IHR Emergency Committee On Ebola

WHO: Statement on the 7th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa This WHO statement discusses temporary recommendations made by the International Health Regulation (IHR) Emergency Committee to countries with Ebola transmission and all nations regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (10/5).

Apparent U.S. Airstrike Destroys MSF Hospital In Kunduz; Organization Withdraws From City, Demands Independent Investigation

News outlets report on the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, allegedly by U.S. forces. The Atlantic: The Aftermath of the Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders “Doctors Without Borders, whose trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was bombed by an apparent U.S. airstrike early Saturday morning, announced…

Nearly 10M Children In Yemen Need ‘Urgent’ Humanitarian Aid, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence — U.N. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and…

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