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U.N. 2016 Humanitarian Appeal Up To Record $21.6B Due To Natural Disasters, El Niño, Conflict

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. hikes 2016 humanitarian appeal to record $21.6 bln after new disasters “The United Nations has raised its 2016 humanitarian funding appeal to a record $21.6 billion from $19.7 billion, partly due to new disasters including a cyclone that battered Fiji and an earthquake that hit Ecuador,…

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Production, Fair Pricing Of Medicines Critical To Achieving Universal Access To Quality Health Services

Huffington Post: A Comprehensive And Fair Solution To The Price Of Medicines Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general at the WHO “…[T]he price-setting mechanisms for commodities that are inextricably linked to people’s health and survival must be made more transparent so that we can, as a global community, devise effective solutions.…

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Next WHO Director General Will Need To Create Streamlined, Flexible Organization

PLOS Medicine: A Global Champion for Health — WHO’s Next? Clare Garvey, Thomas McBride, Linda Nevin, Larry Peiperl, Amy Ross, Paul Simpson, and Richard Turner, PLOS Medicine editors “…The next [WHO] director general will need to heed critics of the organization and craft a process of streamlining and restructuring to…

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More Than 26M Children At Risk In Eastern, Southern Africa Due To El Niño Weather Pattern, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa — UNICEF “One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease in 10 countries in Eastern…

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International Community Must Tackle Inequality To Prevent 69M Child Deaths Through 2030, UNICEF Report Says

Associated Press: U.N. report: Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying “The U.N. children’s agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don’t accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged…”…

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PLOS Blog Discusses Debate Over Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

PLOS Blogs’ “Public Health Perspectives”: Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court Jason Silverstein, lecturer and writer-in-residence at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, discusses the debate over the Haitian cholera epidemic, which is believed to have begun in a U.N.…

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Advocates Work To Improve Access To Relief, Protection, Support For People With Disabilities In Conflict Zones

The Guardian: Disability in conflict zones: ‘I told my wife to take the children and run’ “…Last year, Human Rights Watch documented 96 disabled people who had been left alone in deserted villages in the wake of attacks in CAR — for days, weeks, and sometimes months — with little…

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U.N. SG Ban Calls For Effective Response To Illicit Drug Use, Trade With ‘Focus On Health, Human Rights, Sustainable Development’

U.N. News Centre: On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response “Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon Sunday] called for ‘a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate, and humane,’ to the challenges posed by the world…

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International Ad Agencies To Launch Campaign Supporting U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Wall Street Journal: Ad Chiefs Unite to Support U.N. Sustainable Development Program “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joined by advertising companies WPP PLC, Omnicom Group Inc., Publicis Groupe SA, Interpublic Group of Cos., Dentsu Inc., and Havas SA on Friday to unveil a new collaborative initiative called ‘Common Ground,’…

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On International Day, U.N.’s Ban Urges Global Community To Improve Visibility, Rights Of Widows

U.N. News Centre: World’s oft-marginalized widows must be part of sustainable development, says Ban “With nearly half the world’s 259 million widows living in poverty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Thursday] urged greater efforts to ‘make them more visible in our societies’ and ensure they are a vital part of…

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