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Malaria Funding From All Sources Must Be Doubled

New York Times: Fragile Gains Against Malaria Editorial Board “The global battle against malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, continues to yield impressive gains, but it is encountering new obstacles that threaten future progress. It is imperative that funding from all sources be doubled to solidify the achievements and move toward…

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More Nations Must Accept Syrian Refugees To Alleviate Crisis

New York Times: Still Failing Syria’s Refugees Editorial Board “The international community is expected to offer shelter and support to more than 100,000 additional Syrian refugees, who have been forced from their homes by their country’s bloody civil war. That is progress — but it is not nearly enough when…

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Ebola Response Must Strengthen West Africa’s Health Care Systems, Officials Say

NPR: Officials Hope To Use Ebola To Build Africa’s Health Care Capabilities “…[A]id officials are hoping [Ebola] may help to address long-festering shortcomings in West Africa’s health care systems. … [T]alk in the international community is about moving from crisis management to long-term change — building systems that not only…

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U.N. Humanitarian Veteran Will Head UNMEER Starting In January

Reuters: U.N. names veteran humanitarian official as new head of Ebola mission “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed veteran humanitarian official Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania on Thursday as the new head of its mission to fight an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Ahmed, who has 28 years of…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Maternal, Child Health, Reproductive Rights, Family Planning

Devex: Let’s support national actions to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As we move into 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move forward,…

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Health, Climate Change Should Be ‘Fully Integrated’ Into Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Lancet: Health and climate change: the end of the beginning? Maria Neira, director of the WHO’s Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, and WHO colleagues “…In September, the Climate Summit hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought together 125 heads of state in New York,…

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WHO, Global Community Slow To Respond To Ebola Outbreak, Agency Head Says

Agence France-Presse: ‘We were slow': WHO admits mistakes in Ebola response “The head of the World Health Organization conceded on Wednesday that the U.N. body was slow to respond to the outbreak of Ebola that has now killed more than 6,300 people in West Africa. ‘It is fair to say…

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WHO Team Discovers Overwhelmed Health Clinics, Workers In Remote Sierra Leone District Hit Hard By Ebola

Associated Press: Sierra Leone area to hold 2-week Ebola ‘lockdown’ “Health workers sent to Sierra Leone to investigate an alarming spike in deaths from Ebola have uncovered a grim scene: piles of bodies, overwhelmed medical personnel, and exhausted burial teams … [in] a diamond-mining area that Sierra Leone put on…

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Interpersonal Violence 3rd Leading Cause Of Death Globally Among Adult Men, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets report on findings from the recently released U.N. report, Global status report on violence prevention 2014. The Guardian: Murder is third biggest killer of men aged 15-44 “Nearly half a million people were murdered in 2012, making it the third leading cause of death globally for men aged…

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Elder Abuse ‘Important Public Health Problem,’ WHO Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Tens of millions of elderly are abused each month — U.N. health agency reports “Millions of elderly people report significant abuse each month, ‘an important public health problem’ expected to increase in many countries as the number of people aged 60 and older is forecasted to reach…

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