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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…

U.N. Should Prioritize Mental Health Efforts In SDGs

The Hill: Want a safer, more prosperous world? Invest in mental health Kathleen M. Pike, executive director and scientific co-director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University “…[T]he U.N. needs to recognize that untreated mental health problems increase risk for other illnesses and even decrease life expectancy. If…

Microfinance Has Potential To Increase Funding For Sanitation In Developing Countries

The Guardian: Can microfinance help boost sanitation coverage? Sophie Trémolet, water and sanitation economist, and Goufrane Mansour, water and sanitation specialist, both at Trémolet Consulting “…While microfinance is usually associated with income generation, rather than taps and toilets, growing evidence shows that it could be a solution for funding sanitation…

WHO-Led Fund Could Boost Vaccine Development For Potential Epidemic Diseases

New York Times: The Ebola Vaccine We Needed Editorial Board “…[T]he world needs a better mechanism for vaccine development. … Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine published a bold proposal by three doctors for an international vaccine fund with an initial capitalization of $2 billion. … The fund…

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…

Independent Global Health Risk Framework Aims To Improve Responses To Global Health Threats

New England Journal of Medicine: Creating a Global Health Risk Framework Victor J. Dzau, chair, and Judith Rodin, vice-chair of the International Oversight Group of the Global Health Risk Framework “…The Global Health Risk Framework (GHRF) initiative will build on lessons from the current Ebola outbreak and other major outbreaks…

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,…

Nigeria’s Polio Success Gives Hope To Global Polio Eradication Efforts

Project Syndicate: Polio’s Last Stand Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Muhammad Pate, professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute “…Nigeria’s success [of achieving a year without a new case of wild polio] shows that it is possible to bring the miracles of modern medicine to the…