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Pope Calls On Nations To Share Wealth, Lower Food Waste To Combat Hunger; Yemen Minister Warns Of Child Malnutrition

News outlets report on comments made Thursday at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome by Pope Francis and Yemen Agriculture Minister Farid Mujawar. Associated Press: Pope demands just distribution of world’s bounty “Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and…

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Christian Institutions, Organizations Can Play Greater Role In NTD Prevention, Treatment

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Global Christianity and the Control of Its Neglected Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS NTDs and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine When data from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life are…

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In Ebola Response, Officials, HCWs Work To Gain Trust Of African Villagers Who Follow Traditional Healers

Wall Street Journal: Africa’s Village Healers Complicate Ebola Fight “…[O]fficials and health workers got residents to change behavior, accept modern medicine and break a chain of deadly infections. An important part of that work has zeroed in on dispelling rumors and debunking miracle cures health workers say [a traditional healer]…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Different Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic Responses

Inter Press Service: Ebola and ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between U.N. and Faith-based Organizations Azza Karam, senior adviser on culture at the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Burying the dead in a community touches the very belief systems which give value and meaning to life. … And the opportunity to address…

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New York Times Examines Risks Humanitarian Aid Workers Face In Ebola-Hit Nations

New York Times: Doing Good in Harm’s Way “…In the anxiety and anger swirling around the questions of quarantine for health care workers returning from West Africa, the quiet heroism and determination of people like Dr. [Rick] Sacra and the organizations they work for can be forgotten. … Other kinds…

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Taliban’s Opposition To Polio Vaccinations Endangering Pakistani Children, Hindering Eradication Efforts

Central Asia Online: Taliban’s anti-polio stance endangers KP, FATA children “Taliban opposition to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) continues to endanger the lives of Pakistani children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). … The militants’ headstrong stance is provoking anger among parents. ‘We curse the…

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Saudi Authorities Take Ebola, MERS Precautions During Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca

News outlets report on safeguards being taken to prevent the spread of Ebola and MERS during the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Deutsche Welle: Ebola casts shadow over Mecca “The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca has begun. But this year, there will be fewer Muslims from West…

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New Reproductive Technologies Raise ‘Serious Theological, Ethical, And Legal Concerns’

Inter Press Service: On Reproductive Rights, Progress with Concerns Joseph Chamie, former director of the United Nations Population Division “…During the past half-century remarkable technological progress has been made in human reproduction. As a result of this medical progress, women and men have acquired wide-ranging reproductive rights and technologies to…

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Pope Francis, International Aid Groups Call For Increased Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on calls for greater assistance in West African nations hit by Ebola. Associated Press: Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola “Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Francis also urged the 30,000 people who attended his weekly general audience on…

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U.N. General Assembly Reaffirms Population, Development Goals

News outlets examine leaders’ efforts to reaffirm the tenets of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Inter Press Service: Religious Leaders Call for U.N. Action on Sexual & Reproductive Health “On the eve of a major U.N. special session on population and development, a delegation of religious leaders…

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