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Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley To Lead World Food Programme

Devex: U.N. selects David Beasley, Trump supporter and former U.S. politician, to lead WFP “David Beasley, a Republican politician from South Carolina, will lead the World Food Programme as its new executive director, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva confirmed in…

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Slate Examines When U.S. Officials Knew Of Cholera In Haiti, Political Implications Of U.N., U.S. Responses

Slate: What They Knew, and When They Knew It “…As seen in newly revealed emails, reported here for the first time, officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government were aware almost immediately that U.N. [peacekeeping] forces likely played a role in the [Haitian cholera] outbreak. Multiple federal agencies,…

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WHO Launches Campaign To Reduce Medication Errors, Promote Patient Safety

U.N. News Centre: Medicines should help, not harm, says U.N. health agency launching global patient safety ‘challenge’ “Underlining that medicines should fulfill their real purpose — help people, not harm them — the United Nations health agency [Wednesday] launched a world-wide ‘Challenge’ that that seeks to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated…

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President Trump Should Address Looming Famine In Africa, Middle East Nations As National Security Threat

Financial Times: The famine abroad that Donald Trump fails to notice Edward Luce, Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times “…The cable channels are so busy feasting on President Donald Trump they have scant airtime for starvation. … The more time everyone spends reacting to his tweets, the less…

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WHO Taking Lead Coordination Role In Bringing Health Care To Frontlines Of Battle For Mosul

Devex: For first time, WHO as implementer in Mosul trauma ‘chain of care’ “…Medical referrals, written and stamped with diagnoses and case details, are usually an anomaly in the frontlines of ongoing conflict. But around the city of Mosul, which government security forces are still fiercely fighting to retake from…

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As Yemen War Enters 3rd Year, Access To Health Care Difficult, Child Marriage Rate Rising, U.N. Agencies Report

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms — U.N. “Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency said on Monday. More than two thirds…

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Aid Groups, U.N. Respond To Cholera Outbreak, Severe Food Shortages In Somalia; 6M People In Need Of Emergency Assistance

Al Jazeera: Somalia faces major cholera outbreak “The United Nations has raised alarm over a major outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia. Aid groups are already scrambling to help people suffering from severe drought and mass malnutrition. The U.N. is urging immediate action and aid to avert the crisis. Al…

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About 22M Children In Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen At Risk Of Starvation Without Aid, UNICEF Warns

U.N. News Centre: Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns “Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs…

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Bush-Era Global Health Official Bill Steiger Working At State Department, Advising Trump Administration

ScienceInsider: Trump recruits controversial Bush-era global health official “William ‘Bill’ Steiger, a global health official under former President George W. Bush who crossed swords with many scientists, is now advising President Donald Trump. Steiger is working at the U.S. Department of State on a so-called ‘beachhead team,’ which helps agencies…

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Family Planning Should Remain Priority In West Africa To Avoid Future Security Issues, UNFPA Official Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA West Africa director on the security benefits of family planning “…Places such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal have seen an average two percent growth in contraceptive prevalence each year, [United Nations Population Fund West Africa Regional Director Mabingue Ngom] said. … However, 2015 United Nations research…

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