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Funding, Monitoring Of SDGs Need Equal Attention To Wording Of Goals

The Guardian: Sustainable development won’t happen without the means to implement it Jonathan Glennie, director of policy and research at Save the Children “…If poor countries have to come to the U.N. every year and report on progress on education, health, and so on, then their richer counterparts should follow…

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Questions Remain Over Ebola Vaccine Trials As Epidemic Subsides

Wall Street Journal: Squabbles Over Testing Methods Hamper Search for Ebola Vaccine “The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa created a rare opportunity: New vaccines could be tested, and if they worked, serve as a firewall in future epidemics. It now appears this chance is slipping away amid public health…

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Sharp Increase In Malnutrition Levels Expected In Yemen As Conflict Continues, UNICEF Representative Warns

International Business Times: Yemen: UNICEF expects ‘upsurge in malnutrition’ in coming weeks “Already high malnutrition levels are expected to sharply increase throughout Yemen, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative said in Geneva on 9 April…” (Justice, 4/10).

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Innovative Data Collection, Analysis Helping Improve U.N. Humanitarian Projects

U.N. News Centre: U.N. bodies present projects showing how ‘Big Data’ can save lives, fight hunger “…The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) and U.N. Global Pulse — an innovation initiative of the Secretary-General — have teamed up on research projects exploring the link between mobile phone usage and hunger and…

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Cambodia Falls Short Of Maternal Mortality MDG Target

VOA News: Too Many Cambodian Women Dying During Childbirth “Cambodia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia. The number of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped in recent years. But it is still far short of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals…” (Kimseng, 4/9).

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Ending Child Marriage, Achieving Gender Equality Requires Political Will, Sufficient Funding

The Guardian: Sustainable development goals: why ending child marriage should be a target Ommera Zafar, policy and advocacy officer at Girls Not Brides “…[S]etting a target ‘to end child, early, and forced marriage’ will not just help monitor progress on reducing child marriage globally. It will also help catalyze efforts…

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WHO Calls For Cesarean Sections To Be Performed Only When Medically Required

World Health Organization: Cesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary “Cesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, cesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women…

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President Obama Briefed On Shrinking Ebola Epidemic, As WHO Reports Lowest Weekly Case Numbers In Nearly 1 Year

The Hill: Obama briefed on receding Ebola epidemic “President Obama was briefed Wednesday on the diminishing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the first time the White House has publicly addressed the disease in several weeks. Obama met with a team of health and national security advisers in the Situation Room…

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WHO Launches Global Registry Of Medical Response Teams For Humanitarian Crises

Agence France-Presse: WHO sets up emergency rapid response network “The World Health Organization launched a new network of rapid response medical teams Wednesday to react to humanitarian crises across the globe…” (4/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency kicks off registry of vetted medical emergency teams, drawing lessons from past crises…

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Funding From Public, Private Sector Crucial For Successful Post-2015 Development Agenda, U.N.’s Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: At thematic debate, U.N. chief urges efficient private sector funding for post-2015 development “…Delivering the opening remarks to the U.N. General Assembly’s Informal Interactive Hearing for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development [Wednesday], the Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] told the gathering of delegates and private sector…

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