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Some Experts Raise Concerns Over How U.N. Grouping Together African, Middle East Food Crises Could Impact Fundraising, Responses

Devex: Amid funding shortfall, doubts over why U.N. links 4 food crises together “Senior United Nations officials have reiterated a call to action for the four food insecurity and famine situations in Africa and the Middle East that have been labeled together as the worst humanitarian crisis in the U.N.’s…

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WHO Releases First Global Report On Hepatitis, Calls For ‘Urgent Response’ To Prevent, Treat Viruses That Killed 1.34M People In 2015

BBC News: Global plan to wipe out hepatitis “Countries must work together to wipe out viral hepatitis — a disease that is killing as many people globally as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The death toll in 2015 was 1.34 million people, a new report reveals.…

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AEI Scholar Roger Bate Expresses Concerns Over WHO’s Malaria Efforts, Trump Administration’s Funding For Agency

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Global health spending and the Trump administration on World Malaria Day Roger Bate, AEI visiting scholar, discusse WHO’s role in properly addressing global malaria, saying the organization’s “latest draft report misses the big story of the moment. The biggest risk of malaria resurgence is resistance to artemisinin drugs.”…

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WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapters Focusing On Vaccines, Viral Hepatitis

WHO: The power of vaccines: still not fully utilized This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on vaccines. “Vaccines have been one of the biggest success stories of modern medicine. WHO estimates that at least 10 million deaths were prevented between 2010 and 2015…

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Ahead Of World Malaria Day, CDC Recognizes U.S., Global Commitments To Eliminate Malaria

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Announcement: World Malaria Day — April 25, 2017 “World Malaria Day is commemorated each year on April 25, the date in 2000 when leaders of 44 African nations met in Abuja, Nigeria, and committed their countries to reducing the number of malaria-related deaths. ……

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Focus On Wider Development Goals Needed To Help Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Says; Donors Make Financial Commitments At NTD Summit

Deutsche Welle: WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases “In the past 10 years, ‘unprecedented progress’ has been made in tackling tropical diseases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. To continue targeting invisible killers like schistosomiasis, however, drug companies, aid organizations, and politicians must confront the…

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Investments In Adolescent Health, Education Could Yield 10-Fold Economic Returns, Lancet Study Says

HealthDay News: Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment “Worldwide investments in teen health could yield significant economic returns, a new study contends. ‘Investing in young people is in everyone’s interest,’ said Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund. ‘A small investment in empowering and…

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China Should Help Fill Gap In Global Family Planning Funding Left By U.S.

The Conversation: As the U.S. stops funding reproductive health services, China should step in Tamara Nair, research fellow in non-traditional security studies at the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) “On April 4, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to not fund the United Nations Population…

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U.N. Must Provide Proper Resolution Package To Haiti Cholera Victims

The Conversation: Haiti’s cholera victims still can’t get what they need from the U.N. Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, senior lecturer in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, and Rosa Freedman, professor of law, conflict, and global development at the University of Reading “…The U.N.’s plan for Haiti includes both…

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WHO, Private Sector, Philanthropists, Other Partners Begin NTD Summit To Discuss Progress On London Declaration

CNN: Winning the war against ancient diseases “The World Health Organization is on track to meet its goals to control, eliminate, or eradicate sleeping sickness, Chagas, and other ancient illnesses by 2020. At Wednesday’s Global Partners’ Meeting in Geneva, WHO recognized the goals set forth in the Neglected Tropical Diseases…

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