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WHO Declares Measles Eliminated In 4 Western Pacific Countries

Wall Street Journal: Measles Eliminated in Four Western Pacific Countries — WHO “The World Health Organization has declared the elimination of measles in four of 37 areas it covers in the Western Pacific, a region that is home to more than 1.8 billion people and includes some of the world’s…

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India To Be Declared Polio-Free At End of March

News outlets report on the WHO’s plan to declare India as polio-free at the end of the month. CNN: India beats the odds, beats polio “… On March 27, the World Health Organization will formally announce the end of polio in India and proclaim another one of its global regions…

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UNAIDS Envoy Expresses Concern For Crimean Drug Users After Russian Annexation

Agence France-Presse/China Post: UNAIDS envoy worried for Crimean drug users “The U.N.’s AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia. Michel Kazatchkine said he was worried that heroin replacement programs called opioid…

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Syrian Government, Rebels Block Aid Delivery In Violation Of U.N. Resolution, Ban Says

News outlets discuss aid delivery in Syria, including a U.N. report from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saying the Syrian government and rebels possibly violated a Security Council resolution by blocking assistance. Bloomberg News: Warring Syrian Parties Block Aid Against U.N. Resolution, Ban Says “Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the armed…

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Water, Energy Play Key Development Roles, U.N. Says On World Water Day

U.N. News Centre: World Water Day: U.N. highlights water, energy links for sustainable development “To mark World Water Day, the United Nations is highlighting the key role that water and energy play in economic development and the eradication of poverty worldwide, and calling for strong measures to ensure their efficient…

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Report Details Potential Damaging Effects Of Climate Change

News outlets discuss a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change detailing the potentially devastating consequences of global warming. Agence France-Presse: Weather extremes ‘consistent’ with man-made climate change: U.N. “The Philippines’ devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change,…

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U.N. Commission On Women Approves Declaration Promoting Gender Equality

News outlets report on the final declaration approved on Saturday by the 45-member Commission on the Status of Women. Associated Press/Washington Post: U.N. document promotes equality for women “After two weeks of heated debate, liberal and conservative countries early Saturday approved a U.N. document to promote equality for women that…

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Cholera In Haiti Continues To Persist Despite Abundance Of Foreign Aid

NPR: Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid “It’s been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today. The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people and infected hundreds of thousands. Why has the outbreak been so hard to stop, even…

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Guinea Confirms Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Is Ebola; More Than 50 Dead

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Guinea. Associated Press: Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead “Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time…

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News Outlets Highlight World TB Day

In recognition of World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, news outlets report on the progress and challenges surrounding the disease. Al Jazeera: Tuberculosis makes a comeback “… TB kills 1.3 million people per year — more than any other infectious disease apart from HIV/AIDS. It’s caught…

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