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International Response To Zika Must Be Rational, Humane, Coordinated, Collaborative

TIME: Gates Foundation: Fear Must Not Dictate Zika Policy Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program, and Trevor Mundel, president of the Global Health Division, both at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “The spread of Zika virus across the Americas reminds us that a health crisis anywhere can…

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At Least 200M Women, Girls Have Undergone FGM In 30 Countries, UNICEF Report Shows, Adds Data From Indonesia

News outlets discuss findings from a UNICEF report released to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6. Al Jazeera America: UNICEF: At least 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM “There are at least 200 million girls and women around the world…

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Sierra Leone Releases 55 People From Ebola Quarantine, Seeks Nearly 50 Others For Testing

Agence France-Presse: U.N. urges missing Sierra Leone people to come for Ebola testing “United Nations officials in Sierra Leone on Thursday appealed to nearly 50 people wanted for Ebola testing to come forward, as the country seeks to stamp out a fresh outbreak of the virus…” (2/4). Agence France-Presse: Sierra…

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Global Food Prices At Near 7-Year Low To Begin 2016, U.N. Agency Says

Reuters: World food prices start 2016 at near seven-year low “World food prices fell to near a seven-year low in January, weighed down by declines for agricultural commodities, particularly sugar, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday…” (Binnie, 2/4).

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Coordinated Global Action Needed To Respond To Cancer

The Lancet: Tackling cancer: time for a global response Franco Cavalli, scientific director of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland and chair of the Scientific Committee of the European School of Oncology “…Huge efforts have … been made to encourage action on cancer in the global political agenda. … Despite…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Need To Protect Women, Children In Syrian Crisis, Involve Women In Peace Talks

Project Syndicate: A Breakthrough for Child Refugees? Gordon Brown, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education and chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity “Buried in the declaration from the just-completed fourth United Nations’ Syria Pledging Conference in London is a little publicized but important promise: by next…

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Global Community Should Support Sexual, Reproductive Health Initiatives For Women, Girls In Humanitarian Emergencies

RH Reality Check: How We Are Failing Women and Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies Jamie J. Hagen, a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the global governance and human security program, discusses findings from a UNFPA report and other research on protecting the sexual and reproductive health rights…

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South American Health Ministers Vow Cooperation To Control Zika; U.N. Urges European, LAC Nations To Take Preventive Measures

Agence France-Presse: S. America holds crisis meeting as Zika ‘nightmare’ spreads “South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a ‘nightmare’ by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies…” (Notargiovanni, 2/3). Agence France-Presse: South America vows to…

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Cancer Survival Should Not Depend On Place Of Residence, U.N. SG Ban Says, Marking World Cancer Day

U.N. News Centre: With focus on cervical cancer, Ban says where people live should not determine chances of survival “Marking World Cancer Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that where a person lives should not determine if they develop a cancer or die from it, as he called to…

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Aid Agencies Work To Get Food, Humanitarian Aid To Syrians, But Supplies, Funding Continue To Run Short

Associated Press: Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles “…As aid agencies struggle to keep pace with the worst refugee crisis since World War II, they have been forced to cut back on assistance, including food rations. With no end in sight to the Syrian war, and regional…

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