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WHO Asserts Vaccinations Save Millions Of Lives Each Year

As World Immunization Week kicks off, news outlets report on the WHO’s assertion that vaccinations save millions of lives each year. Agence France-Presse: WHO hits back at anti-vaccine deniers “The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization is pointless, risky, and that the…

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U.N. Officials Call On Warring Parties In Syria To Allow Unfettered Humanitarian Aid Access

Media outlets report on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria. Foreign Policy: Syria’s War on Medicine “…Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the Syrian government has conducted a multi-pronged assault on the country’s medical system, targeting doctors suspected of treating its opponents, bombing hospitals, clinics and blood banks in…

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U.N., Aid Agencies Urge Global Community To Do More In S. Sudan

News outlets report on responses to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the result of ongoing ethnic violence in the country. Agence France-Presse: Major international effort seen as crucial to end South Sudan carnage “As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on…

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Women Are Not ‘Commodities,’ Deserve Equal Rights, U.N. Official Says

The Guardian: Women must be treated as human beings, not commodities, says U.N. “Women and girls are not commodities and must be treated as human beings with equal rights to men, politicians from across the world who are gathered at a conference in Stockholm heard on Wednesday. Babatunde Osotimehin, the…

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West Africa’s Ebola Death Toll At 147, WHO Says

Media sources report on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 “The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more…

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WFP Distributes Most Of Its Food Aid In Government-Controlled Areas Of Syria

Los Angeles Times: In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas “The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency…” (Abdulrahim, 4/22).

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West African Ebola Outbreak Has Killed At Least 140 People, WHO Says

Associated Press: Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140 “The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people…” (4/22).

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UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

In a press release, UNICEF and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a new agreement “to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children. … Under the new agreement, the Global Fund and…

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U.N., Gates Foundation Sign MoU On Family Planning

Leadership: U.N., Gates Partner To Boost Family Health In Developing Countries “The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to help increase access to family planning information, contraceptives, and services in developing countries, particularly for young people…” (Oluwarotimi, 4/19).

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News Outlets Examine UNICEF’s ‘Take The Poo To The Loo’ Campaign

News outlets highlight UNICEF’s “Take The Poo To The Loo” public education campaign in India. CNN: Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India? “India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic stool that chases people to squat in toilets. Mr. Poo, who appears in commercials accompanied…

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