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U.N. Launches Campaign To End Violence Against Women

News outlets report on the launch of the U.N.’s campaign to end gender-based violence, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which takes place annually on November 25. Al Jazeera: U.N. calls for end to violence against women “The U.N. today marks International Day for the…

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Amref Health Africa, WHO Begin First African Health Conference

Africa Science News: Experts meet in Nairobi for the first African Health Conference “Amref Health Africa and the World Health Organization (WHO) [on Monday] initiated the three-day international health conference focused on how Africa can influence the global health agenda with the aim of improving health care on the continent…”…

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More Effort Needed To Engage HIV-Positive Mothers, Infants In Health Care System

Huffington Post: Countdown to Zero Mitchell Besser, founder of mothers2mothers “…Since 2011, the [Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive] has succeeded in catalyzing African governments to develop strategies and direct substantial resources towards reducing pediatric HIV infections and…

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U.N.’s Ban Says Progress Made Against Ebola But Coordinated Efforts Must Continue

News outlets report on the outcomes of a U.N. meeting involving Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of U.N. agencies. The Hill: U.N. hopes to contain Ebola by mid-2015 “The leader of the United Nations is hopeful the Ebola outbreak could be contained by ‘the middle of next year,’ as the…

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Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Partners Announce Funding Pledges At Conference

Media sources report on pledges made during the Cookstoves Future Summit that took place in New York last week. Devex: Partners pledge $413M for clean cookstoves “…[T]he Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to deliver clean cookstoves to 100 million people by 2020, and at the recent Cookstoves for Future…

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U.S. Pledges Additional $135M In Aid To Syrians To Help Offset U.N. Funding Shortfall

Reuters: U.S. pledges $135 million in additional Syria aid after U.N. warnings “The United States pledged an additional $135 million in aid for the victims of the Syrian war on Saturday, much of it to help the United Nations with a funding shortfall it had warned could force it to…

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U.N. General Assembly Committee Passes Resolution To End Child, Forced Marriages

Reuters: United Nations members resolve to end child marriage “…The committee of the 193-nation General Assembly that deals with human rights adopted by consensus a resolution urging all states to take steps to end ‘child, early, and forced marriage.’ There are now more than 700 million women who were married…

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Global Nutrition Report Shows Obesity, Under-Nutrition Coexist In Same Nations

Inter Press Service: The Double Burden of Malnutrition “…The first-ever Global Nutrition Report, a peer-reviewed publication released this month, and figures from the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlight a multifaceted and complex phenomenon behind malnutrition. ‘The double burden of malnutrition [is] a situation where overweight and obesity…

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‘Dramatic Progress’ On HIV/AIDS Driven By U.S. Leadership Will Help End Epidemic

The Hill: The imperative of U.S. leadership: Fast-tracking the end of AIDS Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director and U.N. under secretary general “…Thanks to the dramatic progress of the past decade, driven significantly by American investment, we can now say with confidence that it is possible to end the AIDS…

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WHO Declares Separate Ebola Outbreak Over In DRC

Reuters: WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo “…The outbreak, the seventh in the former Zaire since the virus was identified there in 1976, was separate from the one spreading in West Africa, where more than 5,400 people have died. There were 49 deaths out of 66 people…

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