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Also In Global Health News: HIV/AIDS Media Training; Global Health Program Model; Gates Fellow Appointed To UNICEF; Profile Of Mo Ibrahim

HIV/AIDS Media Trainings In Kuwait, The Gambia The UNDP kicked off a three-day workshop “for representatives of the Kuwaiti media about positively impacting the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS,” Zawya reports. “The event, which is being attended by medical professionals and experts, members of the media, and even some clerics who…

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Opinions: Population Growth; Global HIV Response; Global Malaria Fight; Child Brides

Heed Population Dynamics International population dynamics are a “ticking time bomb, which we cannot afford to neglect any longer,” George Tsereteli, president of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, writes in a New Europe opinion piece. “The strain that these burgeoning populations place on all the available natural and…

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WFP To Begin Emergency Food Campaign In North Korea

The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) on Friday said it would begin providing emergency food aid to 3.5 million people in North Korea, Reuters reports (Mackenzie, 4/29).

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Smoking-Related Illnesses Could Kill Up To 1B People This Century, U.N. Official Says

As many as one billion people could die of smoking-related illnesses this century if efforts to curb the practice are not implemented, a senior U.N. health official warned on Friday, the U.N. News Centre reports.

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Preventive Measures Needed To Ensure Protection From Workplace Hazards, ILO Head Says

Preventive measures are the best way to ensure people are protected from hazards in the workplace, U.N. International Labor Union Director-General Juan Somavia said in a message Thursday marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the U.N. News Centre reports.

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WHO Highlights Global Threat Of NCDs, Need For Action At Moscow Meeting

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a “slow-moving catastrophe” that could overwhelm even the richest countries without action to address their underlying causes, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said at the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control in Moscow on Thursday, the U.N. News Centre reports.

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Recent Releases In Global Health

Tourism And Poverty Reduction: A Guardian Focus podcast examines whether tourism can promote development (Bunting/Sale/Provost, 4/28). African Nations Rightly Proceed With DDT Plans: “Environmental activists inside and outside UNEP love to hate DDT and will seemingly stop at nothing to ensure it is never produced or used. But there is…

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Also In Global Health News: Vietnamese Condom Campaign Fails; MIT Global Health Class; U.N. CERF’s Annual Report; Pakistan AIDS Program Signs MoU With U.N. Women; China’s Foreign Aid Goals

Vietnam HIV/STD Prevention Campaign Fails To Increase Condom Use Among Sex Workers A five-year nationwide HIV and STD prevention campaign aimed at sex workers in Vietnam has not been successful in increasing condom use, health officials attending a two-day conference in Hanoi said on Wednesday, Viet Nam News reports. Nguyen…

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Health Effects Of Chernobyl Nuclear Crisis Remain Unknown 25 Years After Incident

Though it has been 25 years since a disastrous explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine sent radioactive material into the air, affecting Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, as well as the rest of the world, “experts are still debating the long-term health effects of the disaster,” the Los…

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Address Global Hunger To Strengthen Security, FAO Director General Candidate Says

The world must address hunger to strengthen security worldwide, Franz Fischler, a former EU agriculture commissioner from Austria who is a candidate to lead the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

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