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Experts Gather At WHO Meeting To Discuss ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’

WHO: The World Health Organization to accelerate national and global health security “The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society, and international organizations to make the world a safer place. The conference called ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’ will be held…

U.S. Secretary Of State Kerry Recognizes World Population Day In Statement

U.S. Department of State: World Population Day July 11, 2015 In a statement to mark World Population Day, with the theme of “vulnerable populations in emergencies,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says, “…It is a reminder that in a fragile world, where war and persecution are displacing record numbers…

Updated Foreign Assistance Dashboard Provides Public Data On U.S. Development Aid

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Foreign Assistance Dashboard a Smart Tool for Aid Transparency The USGLC discusses the updated foreignassistance.gov site, which “provides data on where and how the U.S. is engaged overseas. … As the 2016 candidates debate America’s role in the world, the impact of development and diplomacy on…

Ahead Of World Population Day, IntraHealth Highlights Stories Of Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Happy World Population Day, to All Seven Billion of Us Ahead of World Population Day on July 11, Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International, highlights “10 stories on the emergencies, tragedies, and successes [of health workers] of the past year” (7/8).

U.N., Aid Agencies Express Concern Over Yemen’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

Agence France-Presse: Aden’s overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices “Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen’s second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country’s bloodshed rages on…” (Al-Haidari, 7/7). Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Real risk’ of famine in Yemen as…

Malnutrition, Stunting Could Worsen Among Nepal’s Children Following 2 Earthquakes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Quake-hit Nepal gears up to tackle stunting in children “…A 2011 government study showed that more than 40 percent of Nepal’s under-five-year-olds were stunted, showing that the country’s child malnutrition rate was one of the world’s highest. Experts say the two quakes, which killed 8,895 people and…

U.N.’s Ban Highlights Civil Society’s Growing Role In Responding To Humanitarian Crises

U.N. News Centre: At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to meet humanitarian needs under ‘unprecedented strain’ “The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under ‘unprecedented strain,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned [Monday] at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlighted the critical role…

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