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Ebola Prompts Food Scarcity, Social Conflict In West Africa

News outlets report on the social and economic impact Ebola could have on West African countries, particularly in terms of food security. The Guardian: Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict “Fears are growing that the economic impact of the Ebola crisis could lead to unrest and…

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Slate Examines WHO’s Response To Ebola Epidemic

Slate: Why Wasn’t the WHO Ready for Ebola? “The World Health Organization’s emergency committee is now meeting for the third time to discuss the Ebola crisis amid widespread criticism over what has been seen as a sluggish response to the virus. Mariano Lugli, a Médecins Sans Frontières deputy director who…

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Improved Data Collection Shows More TB Cases Worldwide, But Progress Made In Curbing Disease, WHO Report Says

Media sources report on the WHO’s annual tuberculosis report, which shows progress against TB but says more effort must be put into tracking and treating those who are infected. Agence France-Presse: Big strides made in fighting TB, says WHO “The known tally of people with tuberculosis rose last year but…

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Climate Change’s Effect On Health Systems To Be Top Issue At World Health Summit

EurActiv: Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit “Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems — a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the World Health…

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Lawyers Representing Haitian Cholera Victims To Argue Case Against U.N. Should Move Forward

Al Jazeera: Haiti cholera victims get a hearing in U.S. court “…[A] coalition of U.S. and Haitian lawyers from the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) filed a class action against the United Nations for the alleged role of Nepalese peacekeepers in contaminating the country’s waterways [with…

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Chinese AIDS Activist Reportedly Kept From Attending U.N. Conference

New York Times: Chinese AIDS Activist Says She Was Kept From U.N. Conference “A Chinese AIDS activist says she had to cancel a trip to Geneva this week to attend a United Nations conference on women after local officials seized her passport and forced her to tell conference organizers that…

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#Commit2deliver Working To Bolster Efforts To Save Lives Of Women, Children

Huffington Post U.K.: Five Things You Need to Know About #Commit2deliver Allan Pamba, GSK vice president for East Africa “…Last month I was at an Every Woman Every Child event held in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly week, where heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists — even…

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MNCH Issues Highlighted During Week Of U.N. General Assembly

Maternal Health Task Force: UNGA week shows maternal and newborn health are central to development challenge Amy Boldosser-Boesch, interim president of global advocacy at Family Care International, discusses the prominence of maternal, newborn, and child health issues during the week of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September. She writes,…

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WHO Releases Annual Global TB Report

World Health Organization: Global tuberculosis report 2014 The WHO released its annual global report on tuberculosis (TB), which “provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional, and country levels using data reported by over…

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U.N. Welcomes Additional Donations To Ebola Fund

News outlets report a U.N. Ebola fund has received more donations in recent days. Associated Press: U.N. has praise as money starts to flow in for Ebola “The United Nations secretary-general is welcoming the cash and promises from countries in response to last week’s news that a U.N. trust fund…

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