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U.N. Security Council Resolution On Protecting Health Care In Conflict Needs To Be Strengthened

IPI Global Observatory: Security Council Can Do More to Protect Health Care in Conflict Leonard S. Rubenstein, director of the program on human rights, health, and conflict at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and core faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, discusses the need…

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CIDRAP News Examines Challenges Of Implementing U.N. Declaration On Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP News: After the U.N. declaration on AMR, what comes next? “With last week’s approval of a United Nations (U.N.) declaration on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), world leaders have made a commitment to fight the rise of drug-resistant pathogens and ensure continued access to life-saving antibiotics. Now comes the hard part:…

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UNICEF, MSF Warn Of Severe Food Insecurity In Boko Haram-Hit Regions Of Nigeria

Associated Press: 75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: U.N. “As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly, the U.N. Children’s Fund is warning. That’s far more than the 20,000 people killed…

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26M Yemenis Face Starvation Amid Humanitarian Crisis Caused By War

Xinhua/New China: Humanitarian situation worsens as 26 million Yemenis face starvation “The impoverished Arab country of Yemen is now one step closer to famine, according to a United Nations (U.N.) report. People here wonder how much more suffering can 26 million Yemenis bear? … The airstrikes and fighting on the…

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U.N. Marks World Rabies Day, Urges Human, Animal Health Authorities To Better Address Disease

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. urges rabies control beyond human and animal health services “Officials at the United Nations [Wednesday] urged human and animal health authorities around the world to step up and more effectively address rabies — a preventable but fatal disease that still claims the lives…

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U.N. General Assembly Must Begin Negotiations On Treaty To Prohibit Global Health Security Threat Of Nuclear Weapons

The Guardian: Banning nuclear weapons is crucial for global health Ira Helfand and Tilman Ruff, co-presidents of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Sir Michael Marmot, president of the World Medical Association; Frances Hughes, CEO of the International Council of Nurses; and Michael Moore, president of the World…

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Global Health Diplomacy Must Be Understood, Utilized To Gain ‘Bigger Picture’ View, ‘Real, Lasting Change’

Devex: What do Ban Ki-moon, Justin Trudeau, Usher, and Bill Gates have in common? Global health diplomacy Gabrielle Fitzgerald, an executive in the philanthropic and global health fields, and Peter Small, founding director of the Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University “…Much of the progress we have seen recently…

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Americas Becomes World’s First Region To Eliminate Measles, PAHO/WHO Declare

Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Americas world’s first measles-free region “Measles has been [eliminated] from the Americas after decades of vaccination efforts, the world’s first region to rid itself of the highly contagious disease, global health authorities said Tuesday…” (Sheridan, 9/27). The Atlantic: The Measles-Free Americas “…The news came during a…

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Unsafe Abortion Responsible For Nearly 50K Deaths Of Women Annually, Group Of U.N. Human Rights Experts Say

U.N. News Centre: Repealing anti-abortion laws would save the lives of nearly 50,000 women a year — U.N. experts “Warning that unsafe abortions kill nearly 50,000 women each year, United Nations human rights experts [Tuesday] called on states across the world to repeal restrictive abortion laws and policies, and all…

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Former Portuguese Prime Minister Guterres Continues To Lead Polls For Next U.N. Secretary General

Humanosphere: Guterres extends lead in race for next U.N. Secretary General Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the status of the race for the next U.N. secretary general, noting the latest poll shows “former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres … is on the brink of securing the job, but the next…

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