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Strengthening Health Systems, Improving Workforce Critical In Preventing Future Disease Epidemics, Increasing Child Survival

CNN: Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival Chelsea Clinton, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at University of Edinburgh’s Medical School and board member of Save the Children…

Young People Must Engage In Humanitarian Action For More Resilient Future

Huffington Post: Young People on Frontlines of Humanitarian Response Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA “…If young people are more engaged in humanitarian action, it is more likely that their needs and rights will be addressed. … We can no longer afford to leave young people behind. It is time…

USAID, State Department Commemorate World Humanitarian Day

USAID’s “Impact”: World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives On World Humanitarian Day, Jeremy Konyndyk, director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses several persistent humanitarian emergencies, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Syrian crisis, among others, and notes the upcoming…

On World Humanitarian Day, Advocates, Governments Call For Greater Commitment To Humanitarian Action, More Humane World

The Guardian: World Humanitarian Day: let’s all make a greater commitment to life-saving action Stephen O’Brien, U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, and Christos Stylianides, European commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management “…This World Humanitarian Day we call for a mass global display of public…

Health Worker Task Shifting, Sharing Can Help Address Abortion Care Shortage, Along With Other Strategies

The Lancet: Preventing unsafe abortions through task shifting and sharing Editorial Board “…To address [the] shortage in abortion care, WHO launched [“Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception”] on July 29 — its first guideline to give evidence-based recommendations on the safety, effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability…

World Humanitarian Day Highlights ‘Humanitarian Heroes’

The Lancet: Working towards better health in humanitarian crises Editorial Board “…Since 2006, [August 19th] has marked World Humanitarian Day to commemorate … all the people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate those presently working in crisis and disaster settings around the world. This year,…

Yemen Humanitarian Operations Threatened By Air Strikes Targeting HCWs, Hospitals, MSF Warns; U.N. Food Aid Distribution Begins In Aden

The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…”…