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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling For Protection Of Health Facilities, Workers In War Zones, As Hospital Bombed In Government-Held Aleppo

The Guardian: U.N. demands protection for war zone hospitals after ‘epidemic of attacks’ “The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution intended to protect hospitals, medical professionals, and patients from ‘an epidemic of attacks’ on health facilities in war zones…” (Jones, 5/3). New York Times: U.N. Security Council Condemns…

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All 155 Countries Make Successful Polio Vaccine Switch, WHO Official Says

STAT: One step closer to a polio-free world “A two-week campaign to phase out a polio vaccine that is now considered harmful to the effort to eradicate the disease appears to have been completed, polio program leaders at the World Health Organization said Monday. There had been worries that a…

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U.N. Voices Support For Sri Lankan Top Court’s Ruling Prohibiting HIV Discrimination In Education

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s top court to outlaw HIV discrimination “The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka’s highest court prohibiting the discrimination of people living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims seek…

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CDC, WHO Release Reports On Zika

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Senate breaks without writing a ‘blank check’ for Zika responses, CDC and WHO itemize some of the shopping list Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the CDC’s MMWR update on Zika in Puerto Rico, as well as a…

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May 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The May 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles regarding the Global strategy for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health (2016-2030), including an editorial on sexual and reproductive health and rights in emergencies, as well as research on strategies for making progress…

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WHO, UNICEF Directors Release Statement Deploring Attacks On Health Care Facilities, Workers In Syria

UNICEF: Statement by Margaret Chan, WHO director general, and Anthony Lake, UNICEF executive director, on attacks on medical facilities and personnel in Syria In this joint statement, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake say, “Attacks on [medical personnel] and on health facilities and the denial of…

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As WHO Begins Process For Electing New Head, Current DG Chan Should Make WHO ‘Radical Voice For Health Equity’

The Lancet: The next Director-General of WHO Editorial Board “WHO last week fired a starting pistol to launch the election for its next director general. … It is likely that this lengthy process will … be more transparent, accountable, and disputatious (and considerably less corrupt) than past elections. … Next…

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North Korea’s Food Security Worsening Due To Drought, FAO Warns

Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea food security worsening “The U.N. food agency says water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea’s food production for the first time since 2010, threatening to worsen food security in the reclusive nation…” (4/27). International Business Times: Drought-hit North Korea ‘facing food security…

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International Community Must Fund Humanitarian Needs, Build Resiliency As Part Of El Niño Response, U.N. Relief Official Says

U.N. News Centre: ‘Worst case scenarios’ could become reality without more funding for El Niño response — U.N. relief chief “With 60 million people across the world affected by droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events triggered by El Niño, the top United Nations relief official [Tuesday] called on the…

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Blog Post Examines UNGASS Document On World Drug Problem

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.N. Special Session on ‘the world drug problem’ just says no… Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a document titled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem,” which the U.N. General Assembly adopted last…

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