The Guardian on Tuesday launched a new website that will cover global development issues, such as hunger and infant mortality, according to an introductory note on the site (Bunting, 9/14).
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New U.N. Drug Czar Pledges Public Health, Human Rights Focus The new head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, took office on Monday andÂ “pledged to focus on public health and human rights,” theÂ Associated Press reports. A former Russian diplomat, Fedotov said in a statement, “Whether we…
“Doctors and AIDS activists on Friday urged African governments to fulfill a decade-old pledge to spend more of their own money on health if they want international help in fighting AIDS,” the Associated Press reports.
News Outlets Examine MDGs Challenges: Communicating To Public, NGOs Charge Draft Declaration Falls Short
AllAfrica.com reports on a “fellowship hosted by the U.N. Foundation” last week “to educate the media about progress that has been made on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) thus far and what still needs to be done before the 2015 target date for achieving them.”
“World powers have reached an accord, after weeks of tough talks, on a document to be adopted at a Millennium Development summit this month for which [U.N.] Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking billions of dollars of new funding,” Agence France-Presse reports.
Inter Press Service examines how women’s “low status” can contribute to the development of obstetric fistulas in women in “East, Central and Southern Africa.”
Aid groups in West Africa are trying out new strategies and products for treating moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) as part of a U.N.-led effort to change 30 year old policies, IRIN reports.
Inter Press Service reports on the ongoing talks at World Water Week over “the widespread devastation caused to humans by polluted water.”
“World powers are moving slowly toward an accord on the strategy to be embraced at a looming United Nations summit aiming to get the lofty Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] back on track,” Agence France-Presse writes in an article examining the ongoing debates over how best to achieve the MDGs before the 2015 deadline.
Lancet Comment: Make Pain Treatment, Palliative Care Available To End ‘Suffering Of Millions’ “The undertreatment of pain caused by cancer and other conditions is a global health tragedy,” write the authors of a Lancet Comment. Noting a resolution adopted by the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs, which called on states…