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U.N. Agencies Agree To Purchase More Environmentally, Socially Sustainable Health Commodities

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies sign agreement on purchasing ‘greener’ health commodities “The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined other United Nations and international agencies in a new agreement that will lead to more environmentally and socially sustainable procurement of health commodities. ‘We need to make sure that when international…

‘UHC 2030’ Could Play Critical Role In Ensuring Global Leaders Remain Committed To UHC

The Lancet: Universal Health Coverage — looking to the future Editorial Board “…Increasingly, political leaders seem to be presenting a shared global vision for [universal health coverage (UHC)]. … Next week, an important step towards the goal of UHC takes place in Geneva. In September, Margaret Chan announced the creation…

Global Community Must Call For End To Violence Against Women, Girls

Huffington Post: It’s time to stop violence against women and girls Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for Family, Women’s, and Children’s Health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Violence against women and girls affects their physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in…

U.N., Partner NGOs Launch $2.66B Appeal For Emergency Assistance To 8 Sahel Region Nations

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches $2.66 billion appeal for emergency assistance in Sahel region “The United Nations and its partner nongovernmental organizations [Wednesday] launched an appeal for $2.66 billion to provide emergency assistance across eight countries in the Sahel region, where ‘millions of people still live in conditions of deplorable…

UNAIDS Report Offers Recommendations To Help Overcome Access Barriers To HIV-Related Treatments, Diagnostics

Intellectual Property Watch: UNAIDS Board Considers Recommendations On Access To Medicines Catherine Saez, senior writer at Intellectual Property Watch, discusses findings from a UNAIDS “‘Synthesis report of existing research and literature on intellectual property related [to] and other factors impacting the availability, affordability, and accessibility of treatment and diagnostics for…

U.S., U.N. Working Together To End Global Hunger

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: My Quest To Learn How the United States and United Nations Are Working To #EndHunger Nicol Perez, a U.S. youth observer to the U.N., discusses U.S. support of U.N. agencies working to end global hunger, highlighting her experience visiting the World Food Programme (WFP) in…

Global Community Must Integrate TB, HIV Efforts, Not Treat As Separate Diseases

Huffington Post: Why Tuberculosis And HIV Have To Be Combated Together Rajesh Deshmukh, HIV-TB program officer with India’s National AIDS Control Organization “India has the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden and [is] the third highest HIV burden country in the world. … National and international studies indicate that an integrated approach…

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