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U.N. Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affairs Appeals For Record $22.2B For 2017

Associated Press: U.N. humanitarian aid agency: Record $22.2B needed in 2017 “The U.N.’s humanitarian aid coordination agency says it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and disasters around the world, a 10 percent increase from this year…” (Keaten, 12/5). The Guardian:…

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People With Disabilities ‘Continue To Face Grave Disadvantages’ Decade After Treaty, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Decade after global treaty’s adoption, persons with disabilities still at ‘grave disadvantage’ — Ban “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Friday] highlighted the challenges people with disabilities face despite progress made since the adoption of a global treaty to promote their rights a decade ago. ‘In the past…

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Experience Of, Lessons From Addressing NCDs In Wealthy Nations Must Be Applied To LMICs

Project Syndicate: Globalizing the Fight Against Non-Communicable Disease George Weisz, professor of the history of medicine at McGill University “Global health organizations and initiatives … have traditionally focused on infectious diseases, from malaria … to smallpox … But there has long been a tiny corner of global health that has…

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U.N. SG Ban Apologizes For Cholera’s Spread In Haiti 6 Years After Initial Outbreak, Discusses Details Of $400M Plan To Address Epidemic

Al Jazeera: Ban Ki-moon sorry for U.N. role in Haiti cholera epidemic “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the international organization’s role in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people and infected more than 800,000. ‘On…

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Global Public Health, Economic Costs Of Malnutrition Estimated At $3.5T Annually, U.N. Agencies Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rise in malnutrition must be reversed before it creates health ‘catastrophe’: experts “Malnutrition — which includes hunger and obesity — is on the rise and may affect half the world’s population by 2035 unless governments take urgent action to reverse its spread, U.N. agencies and experts said…

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Devex Examines Road To WHO Director General Elections, Likelihood Of Nations Choosing African Candidate

Devex: Africa’s turn to pick the next WHO chief? Not so fast “African countries will play a key role in the World Health Organization’s efforts to reform global pandemic response under a new leader, to be elected in May 2017. The continent wields an impressive voting bloc — 54 of…

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Global Community Must Address Inequalities In HIV Treatment Access, Funding To Achieve Goals, UNAIDS Director Says

Devex: ‘Holistic’ approach needed to tackle HIV inequalities, UNAIDS’ Sidibé says “More than 18.2 million people worldwide are receiving treatment for HIV, placing the United Nations on track to achieve the goal of reaching 30 million HIV-positive people by 2020. … But inequality gaps for treatment and funding are widening…

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Number Of HIV Infections Among Adolescents Set To Rise By 2030 Without Prevention Progress, UNICEF Report Says

Newsweek: World AIDS Day: HIV Infections in Adolescents Could Double By 2030, Says UNICEF “The number of new HIV infections among adolescents around the world is set to rise sharply unless more is done to fight the epidemic, according to a new report from UNICEF…” (Westcott, 11/30). U.N. News Centre:…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Partnerships, Political Support, Additional Funding To End AIDS Epidemic

Project Syndicate: A Better Global Framework to End AIDS Isabella Lövin, minister for international development cooperation and deputy prime minster of Sweden, and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “…The movement against AIDS has inspired all of us to help the people who continue to be left behind, and to commit…

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Local, Global Leaders Should Commit To Improving Public Health In Cities

Devex: Opinion: The future of public health lies in cities Margaret Chan, WHO director general “…On Nov. 21, more than 100 mayors from around the world issued the ‘Healthy Cities Consensus’ during the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai, China. Conference delegates, including around 40 government ministers and…

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