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WHO Begins Process Of Implementing Reforms, Decisions Made At WHA

Devex: WHO begins race to meet WHA commitments “The 68th World Health Assembly closed Tuesday with a number of decisions under its belt. Member states approved a global technical strategy for malaria, for one, and a global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance was adopted as well. But there was…

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Successes In Developing Countries Responsible For Drop In World’s Hungry Population, Report Shows

Media outlets discuss the U.N.’s recently released State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report. Agence France-Presse: U.N. targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall “The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the U.N. started counting,…

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People Diagnosed With HIV Should Begin Treatment Immediately, Study Shows

News outlets report on findings from the START trial, which show early treatment following HIV diagnosis provides greater benefits than postponing therapy. CQ Roll Call: Fauci Urges Early Start for HIV Treatment Based on New Study Findings “Results from a global study reinforce a United States policy of urging people…

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Illicit Tobacco Trade Poses Global Health Concerns, WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency devotes World No Tobacco Day 2015 to combating illegal tobacco trade “One in every 10 cigarettes consumed is illicit, making them cheaper and more accessible to people from low-income groups, as well as to children, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned ahead of…

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Humanitarian, Medical Situation Becoming Increasingly Dire In Yemen, Aid Agencies Say

New York Times: Medical Need Climbs Alongside Death Toll in Yemen “Airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition were said to have killed at least 80 people in Yemen on Wednesday, and the World Health Organization warned that roughly one-third of the country’s population was in urgent need of medical care…”…

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CSIS Blog Post Discusses Angela Merkel’s Global Health Role At WHA, G7 Summit

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Angela Merkel, the G7, and an Uncertain Moment for WHO J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, and Seth Gannon, adjunct fellow with the center, discuss German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s keynote address…

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Number Of Hungry People Worldwide Drops More Than 200M Since Early 1990s, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets highlight findings from the U.N.’s annual report on hunger, titled “The State of Food Insecurity in the World.” Associated Press: U.N.: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty “The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a…

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World Health Assembly Concludes In Geneva, Approves ‘Landmark’ Reforms, Director-General Chan Says

News outlets report on the conclusion of the 68th session of the World Health Assembly. Agence France-Presse: WHO shake-up approved after Ebola debacle “The World Health Organization got the go-ahead Tuesday for a sweeping shake-up, including a $100-million war chest to battle future emergencies following the Ebola fiasco. Delegates from…

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Additional Funding Needed To Reach Zero Ebola Cases In West Africa, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Ebola set to persist in 2015, but funds for aid are lacking: WHO “The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone is expected to take all of 2015 to stamp out and may persist even longer because of dwindling financing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday…” (Nebehay,…

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Cholera Outbreak In Tanzania’s Burundian Refugee Camp Improving, But Transmission Risk Remains High, U.N. Says

The Guardian: Cholera biggest threat as Burundi refugees crowd into Tanzania camps “…A cholera outbreak in the holding camp where the refugees are cleared for entry into Tanzania has claimed 31 lives. The World Health Organization said this week that the situation appears to be improving, but the risk of…

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