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Starting ART Early May Reduce Risk Of Developing More Serious HIV-Related Infections, WHO-Supported Studies Confirm

WHO: WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections “Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016…” (6/20).

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WHO/PAHO Release Updated Zika Strategic Response Plan, Call For $121.9M In Funding

Reuters: WHO says 122 million dollars needed for global response to Zika virus “Almost $122 million is needed to prevent and manage the medical complications of the Zika virus spreading throughout the Americas and causing birth defects in babies, the World Health Organization said on Friday…” (Kelland, 6/17). VOA News:…

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On International Day, U.N. SG Ban Says Impunity Over For Sexual Violence As Tool Of War

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, Ban declares era of impunity ‘over’ for sexual violence in war “Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Sunday] said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war…

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Record 65.3M People Displaced Worldwide Due To Violence, Persecution, Conflict, UNHCR Report Says

CNN: UNHCR report: More displaced now than after WWII “The U.N.’s refugee agency reports that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever — surpassing even post-World War II numbers, when the world was struggling to come to terms with the most devastating event in history…” (McKirdy, 6/20).…

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Devex Speaks With U.N. Envoy David Nabarro About Global Nutrition, Food Security

Devex: David Nabarro: Malnutrition problem requires multi-partner solutions “Malnutrition is the ‘new normal,’ according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report released [last] week … For David Nabarro, special representative of the U.N. secretary general for food security and nutrition, it’s vital that the global community recognizes the damage caused by…

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Global Community Should Heed WHO’s Guidance On Zika, Allow Olympic Games In Brazil To Continue

Washington Post: Don’t let Zika stop the Olympics Ashish K. Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “An expert panel convened by the World Health Organization just…

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WHO Experts Back Dose Cut In Yellow Fever Vaccine To Stretch Supplies; Disease Continues To Spread In Angola, DRC

The Lancet: Yellow fever continues to spread in Angola “Although an emergency meeting of health experts last month stopped short of calling the yellow fever outbreak in Angola a global public health emergency, humanitarian groups on the ground warn the epidemic is still far from over. Even as the number…

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WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Disease Outbreaks Among Civilians Trapped In Iraq’s Besieged City Of Fallujah

Reuters: Civilians stuck inside IS-held Fallujah at risk of disease: WHO “Tens of thousands of civilians stranded inside Islamic State-controlled Fallujah are at risk of disease outbreaks as Iraqi government forces press their assault to retake the city, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday…” (Hameed, 6/16). U.N.…

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Reproductive, Sexual Health Services Access Essential For Protection, Empowerment Of Refugee Women, Girls

TIME: Ashley Judd: We Can’t Ignore Refugees’ Sexual Health Ashley Judd, actress and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…If ever there was a time girls and women need to know how to regulate their fertility, and be empowered to make thoughtful choices about their family size,…

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Aid Delivery To Syria Remains Highly Challenging; WFP Defends Neutrality Of Deliveries

IRIN: U.N. defends impartiality of Syria aid “The World Food Programme has hit back strongly at allegations that the U.N. has allowed its aid operations in Syria to be controlled by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, emboldening the siege warfare tactics that have become characteristic of the five-year…

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