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Opinion Pieces Recognize World AIDS Day, Discuss Strategies To End Epidemic

CNN: Time to write last chapter on HIV Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society and Desmond Tutu professor of public health and human rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…

U.N.’s Ban Urges Commonwealth Nation Leaders To Commit To Ending Polio

U.N. News Centre: In Malta, Ban urges Commonwealth leaders to join U.N. in ‘final push’ to wipe out polio “A world that may have once seemed unimaginable is within reach — a polio-free world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Saturday], urging leaders gathered in Malta for the Commonwealth Summit to build…

Editorials, Opinion Piece Discuss Reforms To Strengthen WHO’s Responses To Ebola, Other Disease Outbreaks

The Lancet: Ebola: lessons for future pandemics Editorial Board “…[A report from the Harvard-London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola] endorses 10 recommendations across four themes: preventing major outbreaks, responding to outbreaks, research, and governing a global health system that has overall…

WHO Executive Board Should Spearhead Global Health Security Conversation To Promote Peace

The Lancet: Offline: What the war against ISIL means for health Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The negative effects of ISIL on health are all too clear. First, there will be higher rates of conflict-related mortality. … Second, there will be serious damage to health systems — their infrastructure,…

News Outlets Examine SDGs, Steps To Achieve Targets

The Guardian: Six steps to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals “After the launch of the SDGs to set the development agenda until 2030, our expert panel [members] discuss how the goals can be achieved…” (Clarke, 11/23). IRIN: Unsustainable Development Goals: Are 222 indicators too many? “…As statisticians race to compile…

U.N. Marks Universal Children’s Day, Says World Remains ‘Deeply Unfair’ Place For Children Despite Progress

U.N. News Centre: On Universal Children’s Day, U.N. says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children “Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations [Friday] highlighted that the world remains a ‘deeply unfair’ place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on…

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