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International Community Begins Rescue, Humanitarian Efforts In Nepal After 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 3,800

Agence France-Presse: Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake “Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital on Monday after an earthquake killed more than 3,800 people and toppled entire streets, as the United Nations prepared a “massive” aid operation…” (Mathema/Bagga, 4/27). Associated Press/Huffington Post: Almost One Million Children In ‘Urgent…

SwitchPoint Conference Draws Humanitarian, Global Health Entrepreneurs

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Digital Jedis, Social Entrepreneurs, and the Real Heroes of Global Health Margarite Nathe, senior editor/writer at IntraHealth International, reports from SwitchPoint, a conference that gathered “hundreds of participants from around the world … in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, all looking for forces to join, partnerships to forge, and…

Yemen’s Health Care System Faces Supply Shortages, At Risk Of Collapse, WHO Warns

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s health care system at risk of collapse “Yemen’s health services were on the brink of collapse with life-saving medicines and key medical supplies running out, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. ‘Power cuts and fuel shortages also threaten to disrupt the vaccine cold chain, leaving…

WHO Issues Updated Statement Monday On Agency’s Shortcomings In Responding To Ebola

The Guardian: How WHO revised its self-criticism over Ebola handling “The WHO issued a statement acknowledging failings in the handling of the Ebola crisis — and then corrected it just an hour later with the release of a version that had been substantially toned-down. [The Guardian highlights] the changes that…

WHO Working To Vaccinate Children In Syria Against Polio

WHO: Keeping Syrian children free from polio at home and across the border This WHO feature story examines efforts to vaccinate children affected and displaced by violence in Syria. “…WHO has provided technical and financial support to halt transmission of polio in Syria. During the most recent campaign, in March…

U.N. Appeals For $274M In Humanitarian Aid To Address Crisis In Yemen

Agence France-Presse: Saudis pledge to fund aid for Yemen, keep up air raids “Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen…” (al-Jabiri, 4/18). Inter Press Service:…

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