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WHO Releases Roadmap For Action In Responding To Outbreaks, Emergencies

WHO: Follow up to the World Health Assembly decision on the Ebola virus disease outbreak and the Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola: Roadmap for Action This WHO Roadmap for Action is a follow-up to the World Health Assembly’s Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola that…

G7, European, Gulf Nations Pledge $1.8B To U.N. Humanitarian Agencies

Agence France-Presse: G7, Gulf states pledge $1.8 billion for U.N. refugee aid “The G7 group of leading economies, European countries, and Gulf states pledged $1.8 billion in funding for U.N. aid agencies struggling with the worst refugee crisis in 70 years. The commitment, which in part reflects earlier pledges, came…

Burundian Refugees Moving To New Camps Will Lack Access To Reproductive Health Services, IRC Warns, Cites Funding Shortfall

Thomson Reuters Foundation: No money for contraceptives, safe births for Burundi refugees at new camps “Thousands of Burundian refugees risk unwanted pregnancies, dangerous deliveries, and unsafe abortions when they move next week to camps without reproductive health services, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said. … The IRC had expected to…

POLITICO Europe Examines Health Security, Care Initiatives In Europe

POLITICO Europe: Securing Europe’s health: More than security “‘Health’ and ‘security’ used to be mentioned in the same breath in Europe only when radiation protection, food safety, or combating bioterrorism were under discussion. But in today’s more complex circumstances, health now becomes part of the conversation right across the spectrum…

Addressing Humanitarian Crises Requires New Approaches To Development Financing

The Guardian: The growing need for humanitarian aid means we must find a new approach to development Kristalina Georgieva, co-chair of the U.N. secretary general’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing and vice president of the European Commission, and Borge Brende, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs “…The relationship between humanitarian and…

Speech Transcript, Fact Sheet Highlight U.S. Commitment To Global Development

U.S. Department of State: Remarks at Post-2015 Development Summit During his remarks at the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit in New York City, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the U.S. commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development…

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