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Number Of Nations Reaching Immunization Goals Doubled Since 2000, But Challenges Remain, U.N. Data Show

News outlets report on updated WHO/UNICEF data on global immunizations. International Business Times: U.N. Agencies Say Number Of Countries Meeting Global Immunization Target Has Doubled “Between 2000 and 2014, the number of countries ensuring 90 percent coverage of children receiving routine, life-saving vaccinations doubled, UNICEF and the World Health Organization…

Some Aid Agencies Praise FFD3 Outcomes, While Others Lament Lack Of New Aid Pledges

Reuters: Did the U.N. financing for development conference deliver? “A major United Nations summit to finance ambitious global development goals, from giving free education to all to dealing with climate change, fell short of developing countries’ expectations with few aid pledges. But a strong focus on tax reforms, the universal…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports From IAS 2015 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Live from Vancouver: Breaking news and in-depth coverage of IAS 2015 Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” is reporting from the 2015 International AIDS Society conference taking place this week in Vancouver. So far, she has filed blog posts on…

U.N.-Backed Diagnostics Access Initiative Announces Lower Price Of Infant HIV Testing Technologies In Partnership With Roche

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed initiative announces deal to sharply lower price of HIV early infant diagnosis “A dramatic 35 percent reduction in the price for HIV early infant diagnostic technologies [Monday was] announced by the United Nations-backed Diagnostics Access Initiative, in partnership with Roche Diagnostics. … The new access price…

Canada Announces $15.4M Donation To UNFPA To Help End Child, Early, Forced Marriages

CBC News: Canada gives $20M to U.N. to fight child marriage “Canada will give $20 million [US$15.4 million] to the United Nations Population Fund for a program aimed at ending child, early, and forced marriages, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said on Monday. … ‘Ending child, early, and forced marriage…