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Ending Poverty Within A Generation May Prove Tougher Than Tackling AIDS, World Bank President Warns

“The president of the World Bank has warned that ending the worst of global poverty within a generation would prove a tougher challenge than tackling AIDS, as he urged direct action to help more than a billion people benefit from growth,” The Guardian reports. “Jim Yong Kim … said the…

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New York Times Describes Opposition To, Support Of Obama Administration Plan To Reform Food Aid

“An Obama administration plan to change the way the United States distributes its international food aid has touched off an intense lobbying campaign by a coalition of shipping companies, agribusiness and charitable groups who say the change will harm the nation’s economy and hamper efforts to fight global hunger,” the New York…

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Ahead Of World Health Day, WHO Calls For Greater Efforts To Prevent, Control Hypertension

World Health Day, observed annually on April 7, is held to mark the founding of the WHO in 1948 “and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year,” GlobalPost reports (4/3). Noting the theme this…

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April Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The April issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial examining the need for safe drinking water in order to prevent cryptosporidiosis, a public health news roundup, a research paper on the deployment of community health workers across rural sub-Saharan Africa, a review of alcohol and alcohol-related harm in China,…

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More Information Needed About New Strain Of Bird Flu In China

In a Foreign Policy opinion piece, Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, recounts recent events in China, including the discovery of hundreds of dead pigs, ducks, and geese in rivers and the diagnosis of several human cases of a new strain of avian influenza,…

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Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Address Global Health

“A proliferation of complex challenges to development, such as political conflict, economic austerity, and environmental degradation, all demand attention, but should not deflect from recognizing that good health is central to advancing global prosperity,” GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and…

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Global Community Failing To Address Health Inequalities

“The goal of the WHO — amplified … in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — is to ensure the attainment by the entire world’s people of the highest possible level of health,” Calum Macpherson, director and vice president of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation, writes in a…

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UNAIDS Reports On Russian G20 Sherpa Visit

“In her first visit to Geneva as Russian G20 Sherpa, Ksenia Yudaeva” — chief of the Presidential Experts Directorate — “visited UNAIDS Headquarters for a broad-ranging discussion on global issues that are priorities for the Russian Presidency of the G20, including civil society participation, youth empowerment and development for all,”…

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U.N. Forced To Delay Urgent Food Aid To Guinea Bissau Due To Lack Of Donor Support

“The United Nations said Tuesday that it had been forced to delay desperately needed food aid to nearly 300,000 people in Guinea Bissau since it so far had received no donations to support the operation,” Agence France-Presse reports. “‘The assistance was due to start on March 1, 2013, but operations…

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Different Metrics Should Be Used In Different Settings To Measure ARV Program Success

Noting the recent publication in Science of two studies showing “the profound impact of antiretroviral-therapy coverage at a population level” — how wider coverage can increase life expectancy and reduce the risk of HIV infection — Grace John-Stewart, a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, writes in a…

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