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TIME Discusses WHO’s Response To Ebola Outbreak, Interviews Director-General Chan

TIME Magazine discusses the WHO’s response to the West African Ebola outbreak and features an interview with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. TIME: The World Health Organization Comes Under Fire for Failure to Stop Ebola “The agency has been missing in action at a critical time…” (Walt, 10/30). TIME: WHO Chief…

Ebola Epidemic Forcing WFP To Operate Beyond Core Mission, Official Says

The Guardian: Scale of Ebola epidemic in Guinea forces WFP into uncharted territory “…Elisabeth Faure, WFP’s Guinea director, said the scale of the [Ebola] epidemic was forcing the organization to operate far beyond its core emergency mission of getting $25m (£15.5m) of food to at least 353,000 people. As well…

U.N.’s Ban Launches Global Campaign To End FGM

News outlets report on the launch of a U.N. campaign to end female genital mutilation. Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation “U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors…

CGD Interviews Candidate For WHO Africa Regional Director

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Selecting WHO’s Next Africa Regional Director: An Interview with Candidate Dr. Matshidiso Moeti Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Yuna Sakuma, a CGD research assistant, note the WHO in November will select its next regional…

Ebola Cases In Liberia Possibly Declining But Defenses Must Remain High, WHO Says

News outlets discuss how the number of Ebola cases is possibly declining in Liberia, but the trend does not necessarily signal a slowing of the epidemic, according to a WHO official. Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases slow in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO “The rate of new Ebola infections…

Global Response To Ebola Working But More Resources Needed, U.S. Envoy Says

Reuters: Global fight against Ebola grows but far from won, U.S. envoy says “U.S. envoy Samantha Power said she will return from West Africa to the United States and the United Nations on Thursday with a message of ‘hope and possibility’ that the global response to the Ebola outbreak is…

Eastern, Southern Africa Provide Lessons For Reforming Humanitarian Action; South Africa Can Serve As ‘Key Player,’ U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says U.N. relief chief “Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and Southern Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said [Wednesday] in Pretoria, South Africa,…

Post-2015 Agenda Should Focus On Sustainable Development

Huffington Post: For Post-2015, International Community Should Focus on Enabling Sustainable Development Ulysses Smith, chair of the New York City Bar Association’s United Nations Committee “Now that the high-level meetings have concluded, and the echoing of motorcade sirens has faded from the canyons of Manhattan’s East Side, it is time…

U.N.’s Ban Says World Must Stop Ebola ‘At Its Source’

U.N. News Centre: ‘The only way to stop Ebola is at its source’ — U.N. chief “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [on Tuesday] urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic,…