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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…

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…

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 Lauds Humanitarian Ceasefire In Yemen As Aid Efforts Ramp Up

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. chief hails important humanitarian pause as critical aid reaches civilians “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spotlighted the importance of Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire as the United Nations and its partners ramp up critical relief efforts to civilian populations in need, according to a spokesperson for the organization…”…

Following 2 Major Earthquakes, Nepal Begins To Rebuild; U.N. Praises Emergency Preparedness, Says Relief Workers Must Listen To Local Populations

Devex: Disaster responders must listen to Nepalese — Valerie Amos “…After returning from a visit to the disaster zone, where 8.1 million people require humanitarian assistance, Valerie Amos — speaking to Devex before a second 7.3-magnitude quake hit the country May 12 — said that communicating with affected districts was…

Yemen’s Tenuous Temporary Ceasefire Allows For Delivery Of Humanitarian Aid To Civilians

Agence France-Presse: Situation in Yemen ‘catastrophic,’ warns U.N. food agency “The U.N.’s food agency warned Wednesday that the situation in Yemen was ‘catastrophic,’ as aid agencies rushed to take advantage of a temporary ceasefire to help desperate civilians…” (5/13). U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. welcomes ceasefire as ‘lifesaving’ humanitarian relief…

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