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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 272 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including a commentary on changes being considered for the fund’s allocations methodology and an analysis on financing…

Independent Investigation Needed Into U.S. Airstrike On MSF Hospital

New York Times: The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan Editorial Board “…Gen. John Campbell, who commands American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged at a news conference on Monday that the airstrike [on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, run by Médecins Sans Frontières] by an American gunship on…

Apparent U.S. Airstrike Destroys MSF Hospital In Kunduz; Organization Withdraws From City, Demands Independent Investigation

News outlets report on the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, allegedly by U.S. forces. The Atlantic: The Aftermath of the Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders “Doctors Without Borders, whose trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was bombed by an apparent U.S. airstrike early Saturday morning, announced…

Gavi Announces Afghanistan To Begin Using Inactivated Polio Vaccine For Routine Immunizations

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan “As part of the Government of Afghanistan’s ongoing efforts to eradicate polio and strengthen routine immunization, H.E. Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, [Wednesday] formally introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into the…

G7, European, Gulf Nations Pledge $1.8B To U.N. Humanitarian Agencies

Agence France-Presse: G7, Gulf states pledge $1.8 billion for U.N. refugee aid “The G7 group of leading economies, European countries, and Gulf states pledged $1.8 billion in funding for U.N. aid agencies struggling with the worst refugee crisis in 70 years. The commitment, which in part reflects earlier pledges, came…

Iraq Works To Stem Cholera Outbreak As Case Number Rises To 121

Reuters: Cases in Iraq cholera outbreak rise to 121, but no new deaths: ministry “Iraq’s first major cholera outbreak since 2012 has risen to at least 121 cases and spread to southern provinces along the Euphrates River, though no new deaths have been reported in days, the health ministry said…

U.S. Announces $419M In Additional Aid To Assist Syrian Refugees

News outlets report on the Obama administration’s announcement of additional aid to respond to Syrian refugees. The Hill: U.S. pledges another $419M to Syrian refugees “The United States will donate an additional $419 million in humanitarian aid to address the plight of refugees fleeing Syria, the White House said Monday.…

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