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Attack On Humanitarian Convoy In Northeast Nigeria Stalls Deliveries, Concerns Aid Groups

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Aid groups fear hold up in relief as U.N. suspends aid in Nigeria after attack “Major aid agencies in northeast Nigeria said on Friday their operations could be hampered after an attack on a humanitarian convoy prompted the United Nations to temporarily suspend aid deliveries in Borno…

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Progress In Research Made, Funding Shortfalls Persist 6 Months Into Zika Epidemic

The Lancet: The Zika virus public health emergency: 6 months on “…Feb. 1 was a landmark day in the history of the current Zika epidemic. … Since the [WHO’s Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)] declaration, scientists have made several unexpected discoveries about the Zika virus. … Many knowledge…

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China Pledges To Work With UNAIDS, WHO To Help Improve Health Care Standards In Developing Nations

Xinhua News: China to work with WHO, UNAIDS to help developing countries “China will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS to improve health care standards in developing countries, Vice Premier Liu Yandong said on Thursday. Liu made the remarks when meeting with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and…

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UNICEF Suspends Aid Delivery To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attacked, 2 Aid Workers Injured

Bloomberg News: UNICEF Suspends Aid in Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack “The United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily suspended humanitarian operations in northern Nigeria, where as many as half a million people need assistance, after gunmen attacked a convoy and wounded two aid workers…” (Muhammad/Olukayode, 7/28). Reuters: U.N. suspends aid…

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More Than Half Of Infants Not Breastfed Within First Hour Of Life, Increasing Risks Of Disease, Death, UNICEF Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: More than half of newborns not breastfed in first hour raising health risks — UNICEF “More than half of newborn babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at heightened risk of disease and death, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Friday,…

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WHO R&D Blueprint Could Help Create Coherent Global Response To Disease Threats

The Lancet: The need for global R&D coordination for infectious diseases with epidemic potential Marie Paule Kieny, assitant director general of Health Systems and Innovation at the WHO; John-Arne Rottingen, director of the Division of Infectious Disease Control at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health; and Jeremy Farrar, director of…

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Increased Political Will, Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Ensure Drug Users Not ‘Left Behind’ In Global HIV Response

Huffington Post: Left Behind: Why the Global HIV Response Is Failing People Who Use Drugs Rick Lines, executive director of Harm Reduction International in London “…[D]espite the high visibility that the [AIDS 2016] conference generates, those working on HIV and injecting drug use were sorely disappointed by the lack of…

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MSF Warns Of Growing Humanitarian Crisis In Northeast Nigeria, Urges International Community To Act

Reuters: MSF sounds alarm on northeast Nigeria, calls for food pipeline “Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday that Nigerian children are dying at high rates from malnutrition and disease in a growing humanitarian emergency in the northeast…” (Nebehay, 7/27).

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U.N. Agencies, Partners Work To Contain South Sudan Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: U.N. rushes to ramp up support for South Sudan’s battle against cholera outbreak “The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan’s fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and…

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Cholera Rapid Response Teams Establish Sanitary Cordons In Haiti When Cases Identified

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Tackling cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons “…[S]anitary cordons are just one of the steps taken by the rapid response teams, which are composed of representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the government, and are supported by the United Nations — particularly the U.N. Children’s…

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