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UNAIDS Addresses HIV Vaccine Research, LGBTI Human Rights

In two press releases, UNAIDS addresses HIV vaccine research and LGBTI human rights in the context of HIV. UNAIDS: On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, UNAIDS calls for scaled-up action to find a vaccine for HIV “On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day UNAIDS is urging for global efforts to be stepped up…

World Health Assembly Opens; WHO DG Launches Commission On Childhood Obesity

News outlets report on the opening of the World Health Assembly and the launch of a new WHO initiative focused on childhood obesity. Devex: Will NCDs gain traction at the World Health Assembly? “The 67th World Health Assembly is happening this week in Geneva, and one of the key issues…

Better Care At Birth Can Save 3M Children, Lancet Series Says

Media outlets report on findings released in a series of papers published in The Lancet and supported by UNICEF on maternal and newborn health. Agence France-Presse: Better care can save 3 mn babies, mothers per year “The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by…

Syrian Health Workers Struggle With Ethics, Lack Of Facilities In War-Torn Country

Inter Press Service: Syrian Doctors Grapple With Medical Emergency and Ethics “As once-eliminated diseases resurface and barrel bombs and alleged chlorine attacks target civilians, doctors in rebel-held areas and across the border struggle with issues of how best to serve their profession. Up to 70 percent of Syria’s health workers…

Empowerment Of Women Can Be ‘Global Game-Changer’

Inter Press Service: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It! Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…A billion women will enter the world economy in the next decade. With equal opportunities, their impact on our future prosperity will be a global game-changer. We can and must turn this picture to…

World Donors Must Unite Behind S. Sudan, Provide Support As Country Rebuilds

Huffington Post: South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives Toby Lanzer, U.N. assistant secretary-general in Juba, South Sudan as deputy special representative and development and humanitarian coordinator “…An end to the conflict [in South Sudan] would allow people to move around in greater safety, to sow…

Disaster Relief Begins After Balkans Flooding

Media outlets report on the response to recent flooding in the Balkans. Associated Press: Recovery from Balkans floods will take billions “Floodwaters receded Wednesday in Bosnia and Serbia, just enough to reveal the next shock: recovery from the historic flood will cost billions of euros that neither of the countries…

Melinda Gates Endorses Global Action To End Newborn Deaths At World Health Assembly

News outlets report on Melinda Gates’ keynote address on newborn health to the World Health Assembly on Tuesday. Devex: Melinda Gates to WHA: We need your support on newborn health “…‘The world is saving newborns at a much slower rate than older children,’ Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill &…

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