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UNHCR Commissioner Urges International Community To Boost Humanitarian Support To Afghanistan

U.N. News Centre: Senior U.N. official urges global action to end years-long plight of 2.6 million Afghan refugees “Expressing concern over the plight of millions of Afghan refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on the international community to boost its engagement [and] employ innovative solutions and…

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Continued Violence In Syria Blocks Humanitarian Access To Those In Need, U.N. Relief Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Syria: deputy U.N. relief chief urges political solution amid ‘extremely challenging’ humanitarian crisis “Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, [Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-Wha Kang] warned…

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International Support, Political Will Can Help Belarus Work Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: Postcard From Belarus Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…Belarus has succeeded in maintaining an overall low prevalence (0.4 percent) and incidence rates of HIV, about a third lower than its immediate neighbors. … Belarus has made spectacular…

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World Must Implement New Development Agenda This Year, U.N. ECOSOC President Says

U.N. News Centre: In 2015, world must ‘realize great dream’ of sustainable development for all — U.N. Economic and Social Council chief “The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) [Friday] opened the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, declaring that 2015 must be the year when…

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Sexual Intercourse, Traditional Practices Continue To Transmit Ebola In West Africa

GlobalPost: Love in the time of Ebola: How sex is keeping the outbreak alive “…Sierra Leonean and international health officials have ordered Ebola survivors — about 9,130 people in the country — to abstain from sex for 90 days after they recover because the virus can linger in semen for…

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Researchers Frustrated Ebola Test Kit Yet To Be Used In Field, Despite FDA, WHO Approvals

Nature News: Researchers frustrated by failure to roll out ‘game-changing’ Ebola test “A test kit that diagnoses Ebola rapidly using just a finger prick of blood could save lives in the ongoing epidemic in West Africa. But researchers are perplexed as to why the diagnostic kit has not been deployed…

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Development Efforts Must Include Combating Illicit Drugs, U.N. Says On World Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. says efforts to combat illicit drugs must be linked to development “Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, top United Nations officials focused on the need for alternative development for farmers who cultivate illicit crops and for leaders to address…

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Principle Of Leaving No One Behind Must Be Enshrined In SDGs

The Guardian: Sustainable development must live up to its promise to leave no one behind Helen Dennis, senior adviser on poverty and inequality at Christian Aid “…[A]s negotiators resume talks on the SDGs in New York this week, they should push for an agreement that enshrines the principle of leaving…

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‘Science Speaks’ Blog Examines UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Report

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: UNAIDS, Lancet: Take accelerated action on HIV treatment access, research and development, and address epidemic drivers, or risk rebound Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the recently released UNAIDS-Lancet Commission report titled Defeating AIDS — Advancing Global Health (6/25).

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HIV/AIDS Efforts Must Be Stepped Up To Maintain Progress, UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Study Says

Financial Times: U.N.-backed report warns against complacency in fight against AIDS “…[Peter Piot, the] director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said the world must step up its battle against HIV if the big advances of recent years are not to be squandered. High quality global journalism…

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