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U.N., Donors Outline Ebola’s Lessons, Begin Implementing Community-Based Initiatives

GeekWire: Lessons from the world’s Ebola response: faster intervention, better communication needed “The Ebola outbreak is still ongoing, but leaders of the international response to the disease have already taken away several key lessons. During a panel in San Francisco, a handful of leaders who have been involved with the…

African CDC Must Engage With WHO, AFRO To Achieve Its Health Goals

The Lancet: The African CDC and WHO AFRO Editorial Board “…If the African CDC develops into a strong organization, it should help bolster disease surveillance and response on the continent. However, it needs to work with existing health agencies in Africa, especially WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), to ensure…

Special World Malaria Day Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash A special edition of the Global Fund News Flash highlights World Malaria Day with an interview with Pedro Alonso, director of WHO’s Global Malaria Program, who discusses challenges in malaria prevention efforts (April 2015).

WHO Urges Increased Efforts To Reach Child Vaccination Targets Ahead Of World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Immunization Week, U.N. warns global vaccination targets ‘far off track’ “The United Nations World Health Organization [Wednesday] warned that progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is ‘far off track,’ with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could…

Progress Against Ebola In Guinea, Sierra Leone Mixed, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO: Stall in Ebola decline highlights need for stronger response “Further progress against Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone is proving stubborn, with a drop in cases holding steady over the past three weeks, and response indicators showing a mixed picture for both countries last week, the World…

West Africa Must Adopt Sustainable Sanitation Models To Overcome WASH Challenges, Expert Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Interview: Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa “For West African countries to overcome their sanitation challenges, they need to adopt self-sustaining sanitation models, an expert has recommended. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Lakhdar Boukerrou, regional director for the West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH),…

Ebola Crisis Serves As ‘Wake-Up Call’ For WHO’s Need Of Structural Reform

Chicago Tribune: Big changes needed at WHO before the next Ebola crisis Editorial Board “…In response to deep criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak, WHO issued a statement last week that was surprising for its candor if not for its recommendations, which echoed yearslong calls for reform. ‘The…