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WHO Sending Supplies, Staff To DRC, Where 2 People Have Died Of Ebola

Reuters: WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area…” (8/25).

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WHO Calls For E-Cigarette Regulation

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes and bans on their use and advertising. The Guardian: U.N. agency calls for e-cigarette regulation “The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a long-awaited report on electronic cigarettes that calls for regulation of the devices and their…

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More STI Cases Occurring Among Youth In Thailand, U.N. Report Says

News outlets discuss the findings of a report (.pdf) released by UNICEF that says more HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) cases are occurring among young people in Thailand. U.N. News Centre: HIV infections on rise among young gay men, other at-risk groups in Thailand — U.N. study “An estimated 70…

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Advocacy, Grassroots Organizations Educate, Empower Adolescents In Bangladesh

Inter Press Service: Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity “…Called ‘Kishori Abhijan,’ meaning ‘Empowering Adolescents,’ the project is a brainchild of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and educates young people on a range of issues, from gender roles, sex discrimination, and early marriage, to reproductive health, personal hygiene, and preventing…

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Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…

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Progress Made On MDG 6, But Challenges Remain

Health Affairs Blog: Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 Deb Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the United Nations Foundation, examine progress to date on MDG…

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Delayed Ebola Outbreak Response Has Short, Long-Term Impacts

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: The Global Response to the Ebola Fever Epidemic: What Took So Long? Mark Siedner of Harvard Medical School and John Kraemer of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University discuss the impact of the delayed global response to the Ebola epidemic.…

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U.S., U.N. Efforts To Contain Ebola Outbreak Continue

News outlets report on efforts undertaken by the U.S. and U.N. to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa. ABC News: Ebola Outbreak Enters Sixth Month With No End in Sight “Though two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola, the outbreak continues to spread in West Africa with no…

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U.N. Humanitarian Chief Calls For Scale-Up Of Aid, Efforts In Ukraine

U.N. News Centre reports on the U.N.’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. U.N. News Centre: In Ukraine, U.N. relief chief pledges support for political, aid, rebuilding efforts “The top United Nations relief official told reporters in Ukraine [on Saturday], that while the situation in Sloviansk has improved, the…

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Access To Contraception Controversial In Philippines Amid Growing Population

PBS NewsHour: Amid population explosion, birth control access roils the Philippines “In the Philippines, amid a population explosion and staggering birth rate, caused partly by limited access to contraception or family planning advice, NewsHour Special Correspondent Mark Litke follows mothers and newborns from one of the busiest maternity wards in…

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