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Media Sources Discuss Issues Addressed, Agreed Upon At 69th World Health Assembly

Devex: A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy “Six years ago, … [m]ember states at the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA63.18, which allows the organization to draw global attention to the disease on a specific day of each year — July 28. This was followed with another…

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IRIN Examines Outcomes Of First World Humanitarian Summit

IRIN: The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers “Staffers were still counting when U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that more than 1,500 commitments had emerged from the bewildering series of closed-door roundtables, panel discussions, and impromptu announcements that constituted this week’s World Humanitarian Summit. … As the dust settles, here’s…

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U.S. Should Support WHA Resolution On Breastfeeding

The Hill: It’s time to support breastfeeding Asma Lateef, director of the Bread for the World Institute “…A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go far in protecting mothers from inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes and other foods marketed as suitable for children younger than…

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At WHA, WHO Member States Agree To Health Emergency Response Program, Hear Importance Of Addressing Climate Change

Agence France-Presse: WHO to better respond to emergencies “Member states of the World Health Organization have agreed a long-awaited reform of the agency so that it responds more quickly and effectively to emergency situations…” (5/26). Devex: Can WHO bring speed and predictability to emergency work? “…Health experts and humanitarian organizations,…

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PAHO/WHO, UNICEF Supporting Haitian Government’s Cholera Immunization Campaign

U.N. News Centre: Haiti: U.N. agencies support government in vaccination campaign against cholera “Two United Nations agencies said [Wednesday] they are supporting the government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. In a press release, the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti…

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Attacks On Medical Facilities Worldwide Killed Nearly 960 People In 2014-15, WHO Report Says

Associated Press: WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years “Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of…

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Nations, NGOs, Others Pledge Multiple Commitments At Inaugural World Humanitarian Summit; U.N.’s Ban Calls For Action

IRIN: Is the Grand Bargain a Big Deal? “The ‘Grand Bargain’ is the name for a package of reforms to humanitarian funding, launched at the World Humanitarian Summit. Thirty representatives of donors and aid agencies produced 51 ‘commitments’ to make emergency aid finance more efficient and effective. To some it…

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At WHA, DNDi, WHO Launch Antibiotic R&D Initiative, Attendees Discuss Outbreak Preparedness

Intellectual Property Watch: Initiative To Find New Antibiotics Being Launched At WHA “A new initiative seeking to develop new antibiotic treatments [was] launched [Tuesday] at the annual World Health Assembly. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development (GARD) is a partnership between the World Health Organization and the Drugs for Neglected…

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More Than 400K People To Receive Food Aid In Nigerian Region Affected By Boko Haram, WFP Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food aid to avert famine threat in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria: U.N. “More than 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria will receive food aid to avert the threat of famine as the lean season approaches, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert,…

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U.N. Environment Programme Report Highlights Need For Clean Cook Stoves, Other Efforts To Improve Air Quality

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report paints mixed picture of global responses to declining air quality “Noting that from 2008 to 2013, air pollution levels in urban areas increased by eight percent, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) spotlights the need to support introduction of more renewable…

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