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U.N. General Assembly Expected To Adopt Declaration To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Pharmaceutical Firms Sign Voluntary Code Of Conduct To Address Issue

Al Jazeera: Superbugs reach apex of global health worries “…On September 21, superbugs get elevated to the top of the global agenda, with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, GlaxoSmithKline drug firm boss Sir Andrew Witty, and others meeting at the United Nations to keep antibiotics and other drugs working…

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U.N. Official, World Leaders Support Sustainable Development Goals, Health Promotion In UNGA Opening Remarks

U.N. News Centre: Global Goals ‘simple answer’ to delivering results world so desperately needs — U.N. Assembly President “While it is evident the 2030 Agenda is being increasingly used as the framework for improved national development plans around the world, ‘we are far from where we need to be,’ the…

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U.N. SG Ban Expresses ‘Tremendous Regret’ Over Haitian Cholera Outbreak In Opening Remarks At U.N. General Assembly

Miami Herald: U.N. chief feels ‘regret and sorrow’ over Haiti cholera outbreak “United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed ‘tremendous regret’ over the cholera outbreak in Haiti as part of his opening address to the U.N. General Assembly. ‘I feel tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of…

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5M Somalis Food Insecure, Response Needs Additional Funding, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Five million Somalis now going hungry “Five million Somalis, or more than two out of five people in the country, do not have enough to eat, the United Nations said Tuesday, calling for extra funds for food aid. The latest figures represent an increase of 300,000 food insecure…

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Boko Haram Conflict In Northeast Nigeria Causing Food Shortages For Millions

Agence France-Presse: Starving to death: Boko Haram’s food crisis in Nigeria “…There have been repeated warnings about the effects of food shortages caused by the Boko Haram conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 people and left 2.6 million homeless since 2009. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance, Including Expected U.N. Political Declaration

Huffington Post: Drug-Resistant TB Should Figure Prominently In The Global AMR Response Madhukar Pai, professor and director of global health at McGill University “…[I]t may be more impactful for [drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB)] control to be seen as one component of a comprehensive strategy to address [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)]. While TB…

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U.N. Commission Calls For Investments In Global Health Workforce To Attain SDGs

WHO/ILO/OECD: U.N. Commission: New investments in global health workforce will create jobs and drive economic growth “The presidents of France and South Africa [Tuesday] called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily…

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U.N. To Meet This Week On Antimicrobial Resistance; High-Level Event Outcomes Unknown

CIDRAP News: Experts hope U.N. meeting on antimicrobial resistance yields action “…When global leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)], the primary objective will be to ‘summon and maintain strong national, regional, and international political commitment in addressing antimicrobial resistance comprehensively and multi-sectorally,’ according to a U.N. press…

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Drug Resistance Could Cause Global GDP Decrease, 28M People To Fall Into Poverty By 2050, World Bank Report Warns

Bloomberg News: World Bank Warns of Financial Crisis Level Cost From Superbugs “The spread of drug-resistant infections could mean a hit to the global economy even greater than that of the 2008 financial crisis as the emergence of so-called superbugs threatens growth in low-income countries, according to a new World…

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U.N. Suspends All Aid In Syria After Convoy Attacked, Aid Workers, Civilians Killed

BBC News: Syria conflict: U.N. suspends all aid after convoy hit “The U.N. has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its lorries were attacked by warplanes near Aleppo on Monday. The convoy had received proper permits, and all warring parties — including Russia and the U.S. — had been…

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