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WHO/World Bank Report Shows 400M People Lack Access To Essential Health Services

News outlets highlight findings from a new WHO/World Bank Group joint report, titled Tracking universal health coverage: First global monitoring report. International Business Times: Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Other Regions In Health Care: World Bank, World Health Organization Report “More than 400 million people around the world don’t have access to…

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South Korea Reports 150 MERS Cases, 16 Deaths; WHO Calls Emergency Meeting On Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: ‘Excessive’ public alarm as S. Korea reports 16th MERS death “South Korea Monday reported its 16th death in an expanding MERS outbreak, as President Park Geun-hye called for efforts to shore up the economy against what she called ‘excessive’ public alarm. Seoul also declared five new patients –…

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International Community Must Step Up Understanding, Surveillance, Control Of Infectious Diseases To Prevent Further Outbreaks

Washington Post: Fighting MERS, again Editorial Board “…After the World Health Organization was slow to respond on Ebola, a debate is underway about how to strengthen global rapid response to disease outbreaks. In today’s world, a virus or bacterium for which there is no cure or treatment can be spread…

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Ebola Cases Rise In West Africa; Health Workers In Liberia Struggle To Find Work; U.S., China Disagree Over Experimental Drugs

IRIN: Stigma leaves Liberia’s Ebola workers high and dry “…The majority of the estimated 20,000 or so workers and volunteers who risked their lives during the year-long fight are unable to find work, largely due to lingering stigma and fears about the virus…” (Collins, 6/11). New York Times: A Chinese…

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Pope Francis Addresses FAO On Food Security

U.N. News Centre: Pope Francis and U.N. agency discuss sustainable future of agriculture “Addressing over a hundred delegates attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference in Rome, Pope Francis [Thursday] urged Member States to work toward combating food waste, reducing the volatility of food prices, and creating…

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WFP To Cut Food Rations In Kenyan Refugee Camps Citing Funding Shortfall

Associated Press: Kenya seeks to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somalis “Kenya has set a goal to get 100,000 Somali refugees to return home voluntarily by the end of the year, a government official said Thursday as money shortages have forced the U.N. to reduce food rations for the displaced…” (Odula, 6/11).…

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More Than 20M In Yemen Need Aid, UNICEF Says

Reuters: Over 20 million in war-torn Yemen need humanitarian aid: UNICEF “Eighty percent of Yemen’s population, or more than 20 million people, need some form of humanitarian assistance as Arab air strikes and civil war ravage the impoverished country, aid agency UNICEF said on Thursday. The figure is up by…

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Greater Investment Needed In Cellular Technologies To Help Small-Scale Farmers Increase Agricultural Yields

National Geographic: How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger Dan Glickman, board member of World Food Program USA “…For small-scale farmers across the globe, a simple cell phone has become one of the most powerful tools for boosting one’s harvest and, along with it, his or her family’s and…

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World Leaders Must Commit To Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Huffington Post: World Leaders Must Continue to Act to End Preventable Deaths Mark Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network “…I commend President Obama and other G7 leaders for their political leadership and sending a clear signal by making several vital commitments, including on maternal, newborn, and child…

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Iraq’s Health, Humanitarian Crises Need Attention From International Community

The Lancet: Iraq’s neglected health and humanitarian crisis Editorial Board “…Iraq’s health and humanitarian crisis results from decades of war and occupation, most recently the take over of territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the counter-insurgency launch by the government and its allied forces.…

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