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WHO Issues Statement On Second IHR Emergency Committee Meeting On Polio

WHO: WHO statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement regarding the second meeting of the Emergency Committee, which discussed the status of the spread of polio since the WHO’s declaration…

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August 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the 2014 WHO conference on health and climate change, news articles on climate change, and several research and policy papers on various topics (August 2014).

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WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan “The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea…

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Food Insecurity Continues To Worsen In South Sudan As Funds Decline

News outlets report on the worsening food security situation in South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: Tutu plea to world leaders: Don’t forget South Sudan “South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Thursday urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the ‘ghastly suffering’…

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U.N. Calls For Renewed Emergency Funds To Address Food Shortages In Sahel

The Guardian: Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis “About $100 million of funding is needed from international donors to pay for food security programs in the Sahel, the U.N. has warned, as more than 20 million people continue to face shortages…” (Anderson, 7/31).

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U.N.-Backed Summit Calls For Enhanced Donor Commitments To LDCs

U.N. News Centre: At U.N.-backed summit, least developed countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments “At the closing today of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, ministers, senior government officials, and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfill their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 percent…

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U.N., Individual Nations Respond To Ebola Outbreak With Warnings, Precautionary Evacuations

The U.N., U.S., U.K., E.U., and some Asian nations have taken measures to help African nations contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak and protect their own borders. Devex: WHO on Ebola outbreak: We need more health workers “The World Health Organization desperately needs to boost the ranks of health workers responding…

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CDC Officials Discuss Efforts Around Anti-Malaria Drug Resistance

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Anti-malaria drug resistance: a threat to global health security In a guest post, Patrick Kachur, chief of the Malaria Branch in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Diseases…

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UNDP Director Speaks About MDGs In Deutsche Welle Interview

Deutsche Welle: Report card on human development “According to the latest United Nations Human Development Report, progress has been made in all countries. But more work is needed to reach the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals. UNDP Director Khalid Malik tells DW about the importance of social protection and grades our…

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U.N., Red Cross Condemn Attacks Against Hospitals In Gaza

Huffington Post: Hospitals Are Supposed To Be For Healing. In Gaza, They’re Part Of The War Zone “As the number of dead and wounded from the conflict between Israel and Gaza continues to soar on either side, several Palestinian hospitals have found themselves directly in the line of fire. According…

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