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Global Community Can End AIDS By 2030 With Fast-Track Strategy, UNAIDS Report Says

Media sources report on the launch of a new UNAIDS report advocating a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns over threat of AIDS rebound “…The U.N. [on Tuesday] warned the HIV virus risks spiraling back out of control unless world leaders bolster action…

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Billions Lack Clean Drinking Water, Sanitation; Funding Gaps Hamper WASH Progress, U.N. Says

News outlets report on the findings of a U.N. report, released on World Toilet Day, showing nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces and funding gaps are hampering the progress toward access to clean water and sanitation. Bloomberg News: 10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of…

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Nigeria Should Commit To Policies That Promote Family Planning, UNFPA Head Says

Associated Press: U.N. Agency Encourages Family Planning in Nigeria “The executive director of the United Nations Population Fund is encouraging family planning in Nigeria to manage the country’s population growth. Babatunde Osotimehin told the Associated Press that allowing women to decide when to have children would benefit Nigeria’s economy…” (Oduah,…

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U.N. Concerned Over Further Isolation Of Ebola-Hit West Africa

Inter Press Service: West Africa: U.N. Concerned Over Ebola Backlash “The United Nations, which is working on an emergency footing to battle the outbreak of Ebola, is worried about the potential for further isolation of the hardest-hit nations in West Africa. ‘It’s a psychological fear,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told IPS.…

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Health Care, Education Vital For Record Number Of Global Youth, UNFPA Report Says

News outlets discuss the findings of a recently released report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that estimates 1.8 billion people worldwide are between the ages of 10 to 24 years old. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Youth bulge could unleash rapid economic growth “The record number of young people in the…

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Drowning Is ‘Serious And Neglected’ Global Health Threat, WHO Report Says

Media sources report on findings from a recently released WHO report on drowning. U.N. News Centre: Drowning claims over 40 people every hour in ‘needless loss of life’ — U.N. report “The first United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report on drowning released [Monday] reveals that more than 370,000 people drown…

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Sudan Again Denies U.N. Access To Darfur To Investigate Mass Rape Allegations

Reuters: Sudan denies U.N. access to Darfur village to check rape accusations “Sudan has refused to let U.N. and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for…

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New FAO Data Book Provides Information On Nutrition Trends From 1990-Present

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome…

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G20 Leaders Urge Governments To Commit More Resources To Ebola Epidemic Reponses In West Africa

News outlets report on the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, where leaders released a statement vowing to mobilize resources to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Ebola also was addressed in the G20 Leaders’ Communiqué. Agence France-Presse: World leaders vow to ‘extinguish’ Ebola “The world’s most powerful economies vowed on…

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Few Promising Ebola Drugs In Development, WHO Says; Canada Begins Domestic Trial Of Test Vaccine

News outlets report on various aspects of Ebola vaccine and treatment development. Agence France-Presse: Very few drugs, trial sites in search for Ebola cure: WHO (Larson, 11/14). Associated Press: WHO sees few promising Ebola drugs in pipeline (11/14). Bloomberg News: Ebola Vaccine Challenge: Motorbikes and Kerosene Fridges (Kitamura, 11/16). The…

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