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Investing In Health, Education For Girls Will Cut Poverty, Help World Reach Development Goals, UNFPA Report Says

Agence France-Presse: Girls can cut poverty in developing economies: U.N. “Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion (19 billion euros) if they improve girls’ health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday…” (10/19). The Guardian: The world’s future hinges on supporting 10-year-old girls, says…

WHO Exhibits Leadership In Helping Nations Reduce Sugar Intake, Address NCDs

The Lancet: WHO’s war on sugar Editorial Board “On October 11, World Obesity Day, WHO upped the ante in its fight against sugar. First, it called for governments to introduce subsidies for fruits and vegetables and taxation of unhealthy foods, with a particular target on sugary drinks. … The second…

Global Community Takes Steps Against Threat Of Antimicrobial Resistance

World Policy Blog: Fighting the Superbug Kirsi Goldynia, editorial assistant at the World Policy Journal, discusses the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), measures that can be taken to prevent and mitigate AMR, and the importance of global cooperation in AMR response efforts (10/20).

NPR Outlines Positions Of WHO Director-General Nominees

NPR: Who Will Be The Next Leader Of WHO? “Who will be the World Health Organization’s next director general? In September, the U.N. agency announced the six nominees, four men and two women, ranging from a cardiologist from Pakistan to a former punk rocker from Hungary. … For the most…

WHO, Partners Developing New Vaccine Supply System For People In Humanitarian Crises

Reuters: WHO seeks new mechanism for crisis vaccine supplies at low cost “The World Health Organization, drugmakers, and humanitarian groups are hammering out details of a new vaccine supply system aimed at getting vital shots to vulnerable people in crises such as wars or natural disasters. The mechanism, which so…

Global, Sustained Commitment Vital To Ending Polio, Improving Future Global Health Security

Project Syndicate: Why Can’t We End Polio? Ilona Kickbusch, director and adjunct professor, Stephen Matlin, senior fellow, and Michaela Told, executive director, all at the Global Health Center at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies “…Politicians and policymakers should be reminded that a polio-free world would be a…

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