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WHO Validates Cuba As First Nation To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission

News outlets report on the WHO’s validation of Cuba as the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission. Agence France-Presse: Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV “Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World…

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2nd Ebola Case Confirmed In Previously Disease-Free Liberia; At Least 33 People Under Quarantine

Agence France-Presse: Liberia announces return of Ebola “Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country’s recovery three months after its last known case…” (Dosso, 6/30). The Hill: Ebola returns to virus-free Liberia “…The fresh case, which…

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Global Progress Made On Drinking Water Access But Billions Lack Access To Sanitation Facilities, U.N. Report Says

News outlets discuss findings from a joint report by the WHO and UNICEF examining the world’s progress on access to sanitation and drinking water. Associated Press: One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets “Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for…

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ILO, World Bank Heads Call For Universal Social Protection To Reach Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: World must prioritize social protection as primary development tool, urge U.N. and World Bank “Now it is time for universal social protection to ensure no one is left behind, the heads of the International Labour Organization and the World Bank declared today, noting that universal primary education…

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UNICEF Highlights Impacts Of Conflict On Children In War-Torn Regions

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: One in ten children endure conflict “The UNICEF report entitled ‘Children between the Frontlines’ and unveiled in Berlin on Tuesday said that 230 million children were subjected last year to severe human rights violations in 23 conflict regions around the world. The trauma was especially severe in…

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Amid Ongoing War, Children In Yemen Face Increasing Risk Of Disease, Malnutrition, UNICEF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N. “Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country’s health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 6/30).…

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Children Bear Brunt Of Violence In Iraq; Millions Need Assistance, UNICEF Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Year of sustained violence across Iraq has hit children hardest, U.N. says “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 percent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as…

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Greater WASH Investments Needed To Eradicate Cholera In Haiti, Outgoing U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Cholera eradication in Haiti will take ‘some years,’ says outgoing U.N. coordinator “While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are…

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International Community Must Work To Reduce Threat Of Animal Diseases Used As Biological Weapons, Experts Warn

Reuters: Beware of animal diseases as biological weapons, health experts say “The World Health Organization, animal health, and national defense officers called on Tuesday for wider international cooperation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as biological weapons…” (de La Hamaide, 6/30).

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SDGs Must Do More To Reach Most Vulnerable Children

The Conversation: How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world’s poorest children Anna Childs, deputy director for International Development at The Open University “…There has been a massive leap in learning since the Millennium Development Goals were established, not least in how to define, collect, and analyze data. [UNICEF’s Progress…

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