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Focus On Improving Education, Health Care Workforce, Rapid Response To Prepare For Next Disease Outbreak

Dallas Morning News: Editorial: Improving international responses to Ebola epidemics Editorial Board “…With 710 new [Ebola] cases confirmed in the past 21 days, this epidemic is far from over. But now that health experts are easing back from crisis mode, this is a good time for an assessment of what…

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Investment, Recognizing Health As Human Right Will Help Build Sustainable National, Global Health Systems

Project Syndicate: Three Global Health Threats Jaime Sepulveda, professor and executive director of Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco “…The world is facing a three-prong health challenge: We must build sustainable national and global health systems that can respond quickly and effectively to crises like Ebola;…

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Haiti Needs Additional WASH Funding, Stronger Institutions To Eliminate Cholera

Huffington Post: Clean Water and Strong Institutions for Haiti Pedro Medrano Rojas, U.N. assistant secretary general and senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti “The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community’s historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. … The U.N. has made eliminating cholera in…

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India Setting Targets, Taking Actions To Reduce NCD Burden In Country

World Health Organization: India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) This feature discusses the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India and the country’s response. According to the piece, “…[T]he Government of India is taking immediate action and targeting the greatest risk factors contributing to…

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Asia-Pacific Region Can Improve Investments To Help End AIDS Epidemic

Jakarta Globe: Asia-Pacific Can Lead World to End AIDS Epidemic Shamshad Akhtar, executive secretary of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “…Ending the AIDS epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is possible, as long as countries have the courage…

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WHO Executive Board Adopts Resolution Calling For Reforms, Including Creation Of Emergency Fund, Health Care Worker Reserve

Agence France-Presse: WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes “The World Health Organization’s chief on Sunday admitted the U.N. agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future…” (Chanda, 1/25). Bloomberg News: Ebola Spurs WHO Plan for Health Reserves After Missteps “The…

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Number Of New Ebola Cases Down Sharply, But WHO Running Out Of Funds To Maintain Efforts

Associated Press: Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons “…Ten months after it dawned on health officials that they were facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts and officials agree the tide is turning, although previous lulls have proved short-lived…” (Larson/Cheng, 1/24). The Hill: WHO running out…

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Disease Threats Top Security Concerns At World Economic Forum; Ban Urges Focus On Climate, Development, Gender Issues

Reuters: After Ebola, flu and drug resistance top pandemic threats “…Risks posed by pandemic threats such as deadly strains of flu and drug-resistant superbugs have shot up the agenda of global security issues at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos as politicians and scientists grapple with the lessons from…

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Southern African Floods Leave Survivors In Need Of Food, Humanitarian Assistance, U.N., Aid Groups Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Dire’ needs of southern African flood survivors unmet two weeks on “Two weeks after floods first swept across southern Africa, tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter, and medical care, aid agencies said on Friday, as more rain was forecast for worst-affected Malawi…”…

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U.N. Welcomes El Salvadorian Assembly’s Pardon Of Woman Previously Convicted Of ‘Aggravated Homicide’ For Miscarriage

U.N. News Centre: El Salvador: U.N. rights office welcomes ‘ground-breaking’ pardon of woman in abortion case “The United Nations human rights office [Friday] welcomed the ‘ground-breaking decision’ of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women’s 30-year sentence in an abortion case. Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana, who suffered a miscarriage…

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