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2 Children Diagnosed With Vaccine-Derived Polio In Ukraine; First European Cases Since 2010, WHO Notes

Agence France-Presse: Ukraine reports polio outbreak, first cases in Europe since 2010: WHO “Two polio cases have been confirmed in western Ukraine, the first to be recorded in Europe since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday…” (Savochenko, 9/2). BBC News: Children paralyzed in Ukraine polio outbreak “…Both…

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Saudi Arabia Reports 7 Additional MERS Cases; WHO Details Riyadh’s Growing Hospital Outbreak

CIDRAP News: Riyadh MERS outbreak shows no signs of slowing “Saudi Arabia [Wednesday] reported seven more MERS-CoV cases, five of them from the Riyadh hot spot, and the World Health Organization (WHO) filled in more details about 15 recent cases in the country, including 11 that are part of a…

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WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free For Second Time; Nation Enters 90-Day Intense Surveillance Period

Agence France-Presse: Liberia declared free of Ebola — again: WHO “The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. … The WHO, which had previously declared Liberia Ebola-free in…

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U.N. Agency Reports Suspected Typhoid, Scabies Cases In Southern Syrian Town

U.N. News Centre: In Syria, U.N. agency discovers nine new suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp “Following humanitarian operations in the southern Syrian town of Yalda, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it has identified nine new suspected cases…

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U.N. Must Include Mental Health Indicators In SDGs

The Guardian: The United Nations must acknowledge that mental health is a development goal Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum and former U.S. representative to Rhode Island, and Kathleen M. Pike, professor of psychology and director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University “…The United Nations…

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In Speech, WHO DG Chan Discusses Agency’s Views On Ebola Outbreak Response

WHO: WHO Director-General addresses Institute of Medicine Ebola workshop This transcript presents a speech made on September 1 by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the Institute of Medicine workshop on global governance for health in London. Chan outlines WHO’s views on the West African Ebola outbreak, including weaknesses of the…

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Sustainable Development Goals To Include Targets On Justice, Good Governance

Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: Agenda 2030: Recognition for the Role of Justice and Governance in Sustainable Development Aidan Harris, a program officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative, discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the Open Society Foundations’ call “for the new development agenda to include…

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MERS Cases In Jordan Linked To Hospital Outbreak, WHO Confirms

CIDRAP News: WHO confirms hospital MERS outbreak in Jordan “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] confirmed that four of Jordan’s recent MERS-CoV cases are part of [a] hospital-linked outbreak, the third country since May to report such an outbreak, as Saudi Arabian officials announced four more cases in Riyadh…” (Schnirring,…

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U.N. General Assembly Approves Resolution Sending Draft ‘2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development’ To Member States

U.N. News Centre: General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to U.N. Member States “The United Nations General Assembly [Tuesday] approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community ‘to the cusp of decisions that…

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SDGs Aim To Leverage Local Communities, Investment, Christian Science Monitor Reports

Christian Science Monitor: In new U.N. goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world “…Out is the view of development as a technical enterprise largely funded by the world’s wealthy powers and other outsiders. In is seeing development as a political process involving a wide range of actors…

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