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New FAO Data Book Provides Information On Nutrition Trends From 1990-Present

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome…

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G20 Leaders Urge Governments To Commit More Resources To Ebola Epidemic Reponses In West Africa

News outlets report on the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, where leaders released a statement vowing to mobilize resources to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Ebola also was addressed in the G20 Leaders’ Communiqué. Agence France-Presse: World leaders vow to ‘extinguish’ Ebola “The world’s most powerful economies vowed on…

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Few Promising Ebola Drugs In Development, WHO Says; Canada Begins Domestic Trial Of Test Vaccine

News outlets report on various aspects of Ebola vaccine and treatment development. Agence France-Presse: Very few drugs, trial sites in search for Ebola cure: WHO (Larson, 11/14). Associated Press: WHO sees few promising Ebola drugs in pipeline (11/14). Bloomberg News: Ebola Vaccine Challenge: Motorbikes and Kerosene Fridges (Kitamura, 11/16). The…

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Liberian Ebola Case Numbers Show Slight Decline, But WHO Warns Country Must Be Vigilant; Chinese Medics Arrive To Boost Response

News outlets report on continued efforts to contain Ebola in Liberia. Agence France-Presse: Liberians rejoice but Ebola still a threat, says WHO (Dosso, 11/14). Reuters: Liberia sets national target of no new Ebola cases by December 25 (Toweh, 11/16). U.N. News Centre: Amid signs of new Ebola cases, U.N. health…

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U.N. Withdraws Contract Renewal With Mali Clinic That Missed Ebola; U.S. Adds Screening For Travelers From Mali As Country Faces New Ebola Cluster

News outlets report on Ebola in Mali and the U.S. response to new cases in the country. Associated Press: Mali on high alert with new Ebola cluster “…For nearly a year, Mali had been spared the virus now blamed for killing more than 5,000 people across West Africa despite the…

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U.S. Pledges $3B To International Climate Fund For Developing Countries

News outlets report on President Obama’s pledge of $3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund while at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Los Angeles Times: Obama to pledge $3 billion in climate aid for developing countries “President Obama will pledge $3 billion to an international climate fund…

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WFP Executive Director Cousin Speaks About Ending Hunger In POLITICO Interview

POLITICO: Lessons from Leaders: Ending hunger “As the 12th executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin leads the largest humanitarian organization in the world. In the next video feature of POLITICO’s series Lessons from Leaders, Cousin tells Lois Romano how her childhood during the Civil Rights…

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Vaccine-Derived Polio Detected In 2 African Nations; Wild Type 3 Polio Possibly Eradicated, CDC Reports

Media sources report on cases of vaccine-derived polio detected in two African nations, the possible eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and a WHO report on a recent polio meeting. Agence France-Presse: Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO “The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated…

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WFP Halves Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya Due To Lack Of Funds, Appeals For More Aid

News outlets report on the U.N. World Food Programme’s announcement it must cut food rations for refugees in Kenya because of funding shortfalls. Agence France-Presse: U.N. halves Kenya refugees’ food after aid shortfall “Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to…

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Laws Not Enough To End Female Genital Mutiliation

New York Times: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation Mona Eltahawy, author “…Many international treaties designate female genital mutilation a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On Oct. 30, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a global campaign to end it within a generation. … Laws are…

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