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World Health Assembly Approves WHO Program Budget

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update “Delegates at the World Health Assembly [Wednesday] approved the organization’s proposed program budget of U.S.$ 4421.5 million for the biennium, which includes a three percent (or U.S.$ 28 million) increase in Member State assessed contributions for 2018-2019. This approved budget sets out the organization’s…

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Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected As WHO Director General

Associated Press: Ethiopia’s Tedros to be next leader of U.N. health agency “Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola, and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director general of the…

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New WHO DG Tedros To Work For Bipartisan Support Of U.S. Global Health Funding

Associated Press: New WHO chief: Planned U.S. funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’ “The new head of the World Health Organization doesn’t believe the Trump administration’s calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a ‘closed issue.’ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian ex-health minister, said…

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Strong Political Actions Can End Obstetric Fistula, UNFPA Head Says On International Day

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. agency urges ‘hope, healing, dignity’ for fistula sufferers “Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women’s health agency [Tuesday] said, calling for…

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International Community Must Better Utilize Resources, Forge New Partnerships To Address Growing Humanitarian Crises, U.N. Officials Say

U.N. News Centre: One year after humanitarian summit, U.N. stresses reforms to put people ‘at heart’ of decision-making “The 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul rallied global actors to save lives and protect the most vulnerable, but with the number of people in need growing, the international community must use…

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U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

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Number Of Suspected Cholera Cases In Yemen Jumps, Death Toll Increases To 361, WHO Reports

Reuters: Yemen cholera caseload leaps, death toll rises: WHO “The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread rapidly. That represents a 50 percent increase in the reported incidence…

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Clinton, Sridhar Outline 5 Priorities For New WHO DG

BMJ Opinion: Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar: Five tasks for the new WHO DG Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation and adjunct assistant professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and Devi Sridhar, professor in global public health and director of the global health…

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New WHO Director-General Tedros Should Put Women, Girls At Center Of Agency’s Agenda

Devex: Opinion: 4 priorities on women’s health for new WHO chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus Shannon Kowalski, director of advocacy and policy at the International Women’s Health Coalition “…As next director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros [Adhanom Ghebreyesus] will take the helm as countries such as the United States…

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Blog Post Discusses Global Medicine Quality, WHO’s Role In Combating Inferior Products

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Where does WHO go on medicine quality at the World Health Assembly? Roger Bate, AEI visiting scholar, discusses the challenges of addressing inferior medicines and the WHO’s past actions related to assuring the quality of medicines (5/22).

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