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WHO Convenes Meeting To Discuss Ebola Treatments

News outlets report on the WHO’s two-day meeting in Geneva to review possible drug treatments for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs “World health experts will meet in Geneva on Friday for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors…

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UNICEF Releases Report Detailing Violence Against Children

News outlets discuss findings from UNICEF’s recently released report on violence against children. Agence France-Presse: One in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide: U.N. “Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new U.N.…

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WHO Calls For Action To Improve Suicide Prevention Efforts Worldwide

News outlets report on the WHO’s first-ever report (.pdf) on suicide, released on Thursday. Agence France-Presse: One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO “One person commits suicide every 40 seconds — more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster — with the highest toll among the…

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Global Health Experts Suggest Rethinking Of Health Emergency Funding

Devex: Should we rethink health emergency funding? “The Ebola outbreak has revealed serious resource mobilization problems at the world’s ‘go-to’ response agency, according to some global health experts. Tackling the disease in West Africa — where ill-equipped national health systems and lack of infrastructure has spurred the rampant spread of…

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Human Rights, Gender Equality Must Be Strengthened In Post-2015 Agenda, Development Groups Say

Inter Press Service: Human Rights and Gender Equality Vague in Post-2015 Agenda “With the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion, civil society actors in Europe are calling for a firmer stance on human rights and gender equality, including control of assets by women…” (Karlsson, 9/4).

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PLOS Blog Discusses Funding Approaches For Global Health R&D

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Who Should Contribute to Funding of Global Health R&D and How Much? Mari Grepstad, an adviser at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Suerie Moon, research director and co-chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and John-Arne Røttingen,…

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$600M Needed For Ebola Response As Death Toll Increases To More Than 1,900, U.N. Says

News outlets report on the U.N.’s call for $600 million to address the West African Ebola outbreak, as WHO cites an updated death toll of more than 1,900. Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll jumps to more than 1,900: WHO “More than 1,900 people have now died of Ebola in West…

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WHO Budget Cuts Stymie Ebola Response; Chan Discusses Agency’s Role

The New York Times features two articles examining the WHO’s role in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. New York Times: Cuts at WHO Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis “…The WHO … has been badly weakened by budget cuts in recent years, hobbling its ability to respond in…

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WHO Expresses Concern Over Ebola In Nigeria As Number Of Cases Rises To 18

News outlets report on a growing cluster of Ebola cases in Nigeria’s major oil-trading port. New York Times: WHO Concerned About Another Ebola Cluster in Nigeria “The World Health Organization expressed worry on Wednesday about a second cluster of Ebola virus patients in Nigeria — in the center of its…

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Fear, Transport Shutdowns In West African Ebola Outbreak Contribute To Difficulties Recruiting HCWs, Delivering Supplies

News outlets report on challenges in recruiting and transporting health care personnel to work in West Africa during the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Associated Press: Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa “The hospital in Liberia where three American aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by…

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