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Opinions, Editorial Discuss Response To Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces and editorial discuss the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: Can the World Health Organization lead? Do we want it to? Jeremy Youde, associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota Duluth “On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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News Outlets Continue To Discuss Ethical Issues Related To Experimental Ebola Treatment

News outlets discuss the debates surrounding experimental Ebola drugs. Associated Press: Spanish Ebola patient gets experimental drug “Spain has imported a U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for the killer virus…” (Giles/Cheng, 8/11). BBC News: Resolving the ethics of…

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U.N. Warns Somalia Needs Assistance To Prevent Famine

News outlets report on the U.N.’s warnings that Somalia needs assistance to prevent famine. Reuters: Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine ‘catastrophe’ — U.N. “War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian…

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WHO Declares Ebola An International Health Emergency; Stops Short Of Recommending General Travel Ban

News outlets report on the WHO’s declaration of Ebola as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global health emergency “The World Health Organization on Friday declared the killer Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of west Africa an international health emergency and appealed…

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MDGs, Post-2015 Discussions Need More Attention

Devex: MDGs: The U.N.’s best-kept secret Diana Ohlbaum, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development, co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s Accountability Working Group, and a principal of Turner4D “… The United Nations is now engaged in discussions with governments and…

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Global Food Prices Continue To Decline

U.N. News Centre: World food prices hit six-month low, U.N. agency reports “Global food prices fell for a fourth consecutive month in July, a sharp decline for grains, oilseeds, and dairy products outweighing strong meat and sugar prices, the United Nations agriculture agency reported…” (8/7).

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South Sudan Camp Conditions ‘An Affront To Human Dignity,’ MSF Says

Associated Press/New York Times: S. Sudan: Conditions ‘an Affront to Human Dignity’ “South Sudan residents residing in a U.N. camp are living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater, forcing some families to sleep standing up so they can hold their children out of the water, an aid group said Friday…” (8/8).

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WHO Emergency Meeting On Ebola Underway; To Convene Discussion On Ethics Of Experimental Treatment

Media outlets report on the WHO emergency meeting on Ebola currently underway and discuss the announcement that the WHO will also convene experts to discuss the ethics of using experimental treatment for Ebola. ABC News: World Health Organization to Debate Ethics of Using Experimental Ebola Drug in Outbreak “A panel of…

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Gates Foundation, Partners Address Ebola Crisis In West Africa

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Addressing the Ebola Crisis Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer at the Foundation, discusses how the Gates Foundation and its partners are working to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (8/6).

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The Guardian Assesses Reactions To U.N. Working Group’s Final Proposal For SDGs

The Guardian: Will these sustainable development goals do the job? Carla Kweifio-Okai, community coordinator for the Guardian’s Global development site “The U.N. working group responsible for crafting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has handed down its final proposal, adding a goal to address domestic and global inequality. … The final…

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