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Many Institutions, Including WHO, Failed In Ebola Response, MSF Report Says

News outlets discuss a report by Medécins Sans Frontières analyzing the response to the West African Ebola outbreak. Deutsche Welle: Ebola report slams slow WHO response “A year on from the start of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, Doctors Without Borders published a report slamming the international community’s response…

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WHO Denies Accusations It Delayed Declaring Ebola A Public Health Emergency For Political Reasons

VOA News: WHO Denies It Delayed Declaration of Ebola Epidemic “The World Health Organization is vigorously denying accusations that it delayed declaring the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency for political reasons. An article by the Associated Press said secretly obtained e-mails of internal documents indicated…

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Senegal’s Health Minister Considers Campaign To Be Next WHO Director General

Bloomberg News: Ebola Contained, Senegal Health Minister Eyes U.N. Health Post “Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck is considering running for the World Health Organization’s top post after the nation limited Ebola to a single patient. President Macky Sall has discussed a bid for 2017 with supporters, Seck, 63,…

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World Tobacco Conference Urges Increased Efforts To Curb Smoking, Tobacco-Related NCDs

Agence France-Presse: Global conference declares all tobacco products harmful “A global anti-tobacco conference that ended Saturday urged countries to take steps to reduce the consumption of tobacco, which it said was a leading cause of disease and death worldwide. In its final declaration, the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR…

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U.N.’s Ban Observes World Down Syndrome Day, Reaffirms Efforts To Ensure SDGs Address Equality For People With Disabilities

U.N. News Centre: Ban, on World Down Syndrome Day, applauds all who champion rights of disabled “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Saturday] urged everyone to ‘make every effort’ to ensure that the new Sustainable Development Goals address equality and help build a life of dignity for all, including people with…

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Active Ingredient In Monsanto Insecticide ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans,’ WHO Says

Reuters: Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer — World Health Organization “The world’s most widely used weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto…

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Ahead Of World TB Day, Ambassador Eric Goosby Discusses Prioritizing TB In Global Health Agenda

Huffington Post: In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing “…In January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. A seasoned veteran in public health, Ambassador Goosby’s appointment provides an…

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WHO Calls For Global Action To Reach Goals Of ‘End TB Strategy’

WHO: WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB” “As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for ‘global solidarity and action’ to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. … WHO’s End TB Strategy, adopted by…

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Food Aid To Cyclone-Hit Vanuatu Slow As PM Appeals For Assistance; UNICEF Dispatches Aid To Nearby Tuvalu

Australian Associated Press: ‘Officials holding up Vanuatu food aid’ “No food aid packages have been distributed in Vanuatu, seven days after Cyclone Pam struck the island nation. It’s understood huge quantities of emergency food and other aid are sitting idle in the Vanuatu Mobile Force barracks in the capital Port…

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Improving WASH Access For Women Would Benefit Global Productivity, Economy, Report Says

Forbes: Water Access Improvements Will Improve Global Productivity “The Water For Women report released [Friday] written by a private-public partnership for the United Nations World Water Day highlights how very much global productivity can rise if the access of the poorer half of the world’s population to water improves. ……

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