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Innovation, Integrated Interventions Needed To Tackle NTDs

Devex: What not to neglect in tackling NTDs “…[Dirk Engels, head of WHO’s NTD department,] suggested turning to innovative financing streams such as development impact bonds or performance-based financing. … But he cautioned against limiting innovation to mobilizing resources. Further, the global health community shouldn’t fixate on targeting diseases individually,…

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WHO Urges Governments To Scale Up Investment In Efforts Against NTDs

Media outlets discuss a new WHO report, titled “Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases.” Agence France-Presse: WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases “The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases — including dengue…

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Ebola Cases Down, But Challenges Remain, Vigilance Must Be Maintained, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: SLeone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits ‘turning point’ “Sierra Leone launched a door-to-door search Wednesday for ‘hidden’ Ebola patients as the head of the United Nations announced the world was at ‘a critical turning point’ in the crisis…” (Johnson, 2/18). New York Times: Ebola Risks Linger, Officials…

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U.N. To Release Accounting Report On Ebola Funding Distribution

Agence France-Presse: U.N. to issue first report on Ebola funds “The United Nations will this week publish a first report on funding for the Ebola response, a top official said Wednesday, after Sierra Leone lost track of more than $3 million donated to fight the epidemic. … U.N. Ebola coordinator…

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Sex Discriminatory Laws Still Prevalent In Many Countries, Violating International Conventions, Declarations, Report Shows

Inter Press Service: Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide “A rash of sex discriminatory laws — including the legalization of polygamy, marital rape, abduction, and the justification of violence against women — remains in statute books around the world. In a new report … the New York-based Equality Now has identified…

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Donors, NGOs Request Emergency Funding For Food Crisis In Central America

Devex: Little relief in Central America’s food crisis “The worst drought in a decade has brought parts of Central America to the brink of what has been called an emerging food crisis. Unless ‘urgently needed’ funds materialize soon, two million people who are currently food-insecure could face an even more…

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WHO Tobacco Control Framework To Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Inter Press Service: Should We Celebrate 10 Years of the Global Tobacco Control Treaty? Laurent Huber, director of the Framework Convention Alliance “February 27 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty. Today the FCTC has…

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Prioritizing Adolescent Reproductive Health Becomes Crucial Initiative In Kenya

Huffington Post: Advancing Adolescent Health and Rights: Kenya Can Lead the Way Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) representative to Kenya “On 17 February 2015 in Nairobi, the President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, a passionate advocate for the advancement of youth and empowerment of young people, presided over the…

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U.N. Officials Urge Robust Efforts To Rebuild Ebola-Hit West African Nations

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. development chief begins last leg of West Africa mission “The top United Nations development official today began the last leg of her Ebola-recovery focused visit to West Africa a day after she witnessed the reopening of schools in Liberia and urged the international community to…

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U.N., West African Nations Begin Recovery From Ebola Epidemic, Assess Needs

CIDRAP News: FAO unveils Guinea project for Ebola prevention, rural recovery “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) [on Tuesday] announced a new $5 million initiative for rural parts of Guinea that pairs Ebola prevention messages with help for farmers whose livelihoods and food supply have been hurt by…

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