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U.N. SG Ban Urges Stronger Response To Provide Food, Nutrition To Refugees

U.N. News Centre: Sustainable livelihoods bring not only food security but dignity, for refugees — U.N. chief “Underscoring that millions of refugees around the world face food insecurity and the risk of malnutrition, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called [Monday] for stronger response to ensure that refugees are able to…

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Ahead Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting, Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Time for global political action on antimicrobial resistance Editorial Board “…What coordinated actions can governments take to ensure that future generations enjoy the benefits of antimicrobials? … The heart of the problem … is findings ways to expand appropriate access to antimicrobials while at the same…

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Donors Pledge Nearly $13B To Global Fund For 2017-2019

Deutsche Welle: Donors pledge billions to battle AIDS, TB, and malaria “…The Global Fund, which was created as a public-private initiative, has so far spent more than $30 billion on prevention and treatment programs and is credited with helping to save about 20 million lives over the past 14 years.…

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U.N. General Assembly Expected To Adopt Political Declaration To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

NPR: U.N. To Take On Antibiotic Resistance At General Assembly “…[This] week, the topic will take up a whole day at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City. It’s only the fourth time in history that the General Assembly has gathered to talk about a health crisis.…

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Editorials Discuss Ways For Global Community To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Financial Times: Test new financial models for antibiotics Editorial Board “…A recent U.K.-led review has called for ‘delinkage’ of profit from the volumes of any new treatments prescribed. That will help access for the poor and reduce incentives for companies to promote overuse — triggering more rapid resistance. But such…

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Transforming Food Systems Critical To Ending Malnutrition

Devex: Ending malnutrition in all its forms? A decade of opportunity Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Anna Lartey, director of the Nutrition and Food Systems Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…We should transform our food systems … to ensure that…

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3 Global Health Issues Germany Should Include On G20 Agenda

Huffington Post: The German G20 Presidency And Global Health Marwin Meier, manager of health & advocacy at World Vision Deutschland e.V. “…As G20 members have all committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, expectations for an aligned and ambitious G20 global health agenda are high…

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U.N. High-Level Panel’s Recommendations Would Reduce, Not Increase, Global Access To Medicines

Wall Street Journal: Economic Nonsense From the U.N. on Drugs Tomas J. Philipson, economist at the University of Chicago and a founder of Precision Health Economics “…The plan the panel unveiled last week [by a U.N. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines] … boils down to an attack on intellectual…

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U.N. Official Calls For Cross-Sector Efforts To Address Global Threat Of Antimicrobial Resistance

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of major health meeting, senior U.N. official sheds light on growing threat of antibiotic resistance “Ahead of a United Nations high-level event on antimicrobial resistance to be held next week, a senior U.N. health official [Thursday] underlined the need for strong commitment from all sectors to…

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Global Maternal Deaths Drop By 44% Since 1990, But Disparities In Care Remain, According To Study Published As Part Of Lancet Maternal Health Series

The Guardian: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by half, yet shocking disparities remain “The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births fell by 44 percent between…

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