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SDGs Should Include Specific Indicators To Mark Improvements In Reducing Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Strengthen the commitment to save new mothers and newborns Carolyn Miles, president and chief executive of Save the Children USA “…[Michael Gerson’s Feb. 24 op-ed column, ‘Saving lives at the start,’] comes at a critical time when the United Nations and stakeholders are reexamining…

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Analysis Examines Framework Convention for Tobacco Control On 10th Anniversary

Council on Foreign Relations: The Tobacco Treaty Turns Ten Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and David P. Fidler, visiting fellow for cybersecurity, discuss the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), which recognized its 10th anniversary on February 27. “…A decade later, the FCTC has…

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Global Fund, Health Partners Discuss Equitable Access Initiative To Establish Better Access To Health Resources

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Health Partners Begin Building a New Approach to Ensure Equitable Access to Medicines The announcement describes a recent meeting of global health partners to discuss the “Equitable Access Initiative, [a new framework that] aims to better inform international decision making processes…

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March 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The March 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as editorials on the South African census and maternal mortality and morbidity in the U.S. (March 2015).

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Scientists, U.N. Express Concern Over Reaching Ebola Elimination In West Africa

The Guardian: Ebola endemic in West Africa remains a risk, scientists warn “Scientists are warning of a real risk that the Ebola virus disease could become endemic in West Africa if efforts to end the epidemic slacken as the number of cases falls…” (Boseley, 2/25). U.N. News Centre: Amid uptick…

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Framework Convention On Tobacco Control Celebrates Success On 10-Year Anniversary, But Challenges Remain, WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed treaty set to mark 10 years of dramatic change in tobacco use worldwide “A World Health Organization-led treaty that aims to achieve a tobacco-free world has dramatically curbed tobacco use worldwide since its entry into force 10 years ago [Friday], but ‘the war on tobacco is…

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Nutrient-Rich Foods, Supplements Can Reduce Child Malnutrition, Food Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food supplements crucial to reduce child malnutrition “The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday…” (Guilbert, 2/26).

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Multiple Avian Influenza Strains Circulating Simultaneously Pose Greater Risk, WHO Warns

CIDRAP News: WHO warns about influenza co-circulation, bird outbreaks “…In a statement [Thursday], the WHO said the world needs to be concerned about the diversity and spread of avian flu viruses in wild and domestic birds, factors that could give rise to more novel strains and threaten livelihoods, the food…

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12.2M Need Humanitarian Assistance In Syria, U.N. Says

VOA News: Toll Rises in Syria; 12.2 Million Desperate for Aid “This time last year, just over nine million Syrians needed humanitarian assistance. Despite the fact that the U.N. Security Council has finally united around the demand that food, medicine, and other lifesaving items get to the people who need…

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Saudi Arabia Must Stop MERS Transmission, Including In Health Care Settings, To Prevent Global Spread

Washington Post: The world should learn from the Ebola crisis to combat MERS in Saudi Arabia Editorial Board “…Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, is surging anew in Saudi Arabia and raising familiar questions: Where is this coronavirus coming from and how is it spreading? … The World Health Organization,…

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