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WHO Head Says Ebola Efforts Should Focus On Containment, Promises Transparency In Review

Associated Press: WHO chief promises transparency in Ebola review “The head of the World Health Organization refused Wednesday to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency’s performance in containing the Ebola outbreak, saying the focus now should be on helping countries contain it. … Dr. Margaret Chan said the agency…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Include ‘Intentional Focus On Adolescent Girls’

Huffington Post: Girls Left Behind: Review of Secretary General’s Report Leaves Much to Be Desired for Girls, Women Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) “Late last week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released his long-awaited report synthesizing various inputs to and, theoretically setting…

Greater Effort Needed To Prevent Violence, WHO Study Shows

WHO: New study highlights need to scale up violence prevention efforts globally “The ‘Global status report on violence prevention 2014’ reveals that 475,000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years, highlighting the urgent need for more decisive…

Blog Post Discusses ECOSOC Meeting On Ebola’s Impact On Development In West Africa

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Responding to Ebola’s Long-Term Threat to Development Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, discusses his participation in the U.N. Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) first meeting on the Ebola epidemic’s long-run implications on development in the affected countries (12/9).

WHO, Global Community Slow To Respond To Ebola Outbreak, Agency Head Says

Agence France-Presse: ‘We were slow’: WHO admits mistakes in Ebola response “The head of the World Health Organization conceded on Wednesday that the U.N. body was slow to respond to the outbreak of Ebola that has now killed more than 6,300 people in West Africa. ‘It is fair to say…

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