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WHO To Raise Vaccine Awareness During World Immunization Week Through Regional Events, Campaigns

Deutsche Welle: U.N. health body calls for closing the immunization gap “…During World Immunization Week, held from April 24 to 30, the U.N.’s health body wants to remind adults and children that a simple shot can prevent [many] diseases … To do so, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scheduled…

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U.N. Special Session On Drug Policy Should Have Taken Greater Public Health Approach, Some Health Experts Say

ABC News: Some Health Experts Lukewarm on U.N. Drug Policy Meeting “A growing movement to make international drug policy more of a public health issue, versus a criminal justice matter, was central to [last] week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting on international drug policy. The U.N. General Assembly Special Session…

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Reforms, Partnerships Critical To Addressing Malaria Drug Resistance

Huffington Post: A Race Against Time to Check Malaria Resistance Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the U.N. and chair of UNITAID “…Urgent reforms as well as stronger partnerships can ensure that new products [to control malaria] reach those in need, at prices that are affordable. … The threat of insecticide…

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Disaster Risk Management Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development

The Guardian: The world’s humanitarian burden is too big. How can we lessen it? Robert Glasser, head of disaster risk reduction for the U.N., and Stephen O’Brien, undersecretary-general for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs “…Sustainable development cannot be achieved unless we roll back the tide of…

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Recovery Progress Faces Multiple Challenges 1-Year After Earthquakes In Nepal

The Lancet: Nepal’s slow road to recovery, 1 year after the earthquakes “A year after Nepal’s earthquakes, survivors are still living in makeshift shelters in 31 of the country’s 75 districts, which were all affected by the disaster. Poor coordination, slow dispersal of assistance, and a growing conflict in the…

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WHO To Emphasize Vaccine Successes During World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: Immunization ‘game-changers’ should be the norm worldwide, says U.N. health agency “The U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) announced that during World Immunization Week 2016, which begins Sunday, it will be highlighting recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlining further steps countries can take to meet global vaccination…

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Shifts In Funding Streams, Expectations Affecting Traditional Development Aid, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: How the Definition of Development Aid is Being Eroded “The traditional definition of aid is being eroded at the same time that governments have committed to achieving the U.N.’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on development, told IPS…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Government And Global Malaria Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Malaria Efforts This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in global malaria efforts, including the President’s Malaria Initiative and funding; effective malaria interventions; and global goals for control and eradication (4/21).

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U.N.’s Zero Draft On Fast-Track To End AIDS Released To Public For Feedback, Input

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Draft of U.N. HIV political declaration released along with calls for comments Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of the U.N.’s Zero Draft on the Fast-Track to End AIDS in the age of Sustainable Development, writing, “[T]he…

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European Region Reports No New Malaria Cases In 2015, WHO Says In Annual Report

Agence France-Presse: No new malaria cases in Europe, Caucasus, or Central Asia in 2015 “No new cases of malaria originated in Europe, Central Asia, or the Caucasus in 2015, the first year without a transmission for almost 30 years, the World Health Organization said Wednesday…” (4/20). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Europe…

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