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China Steps Up Contributions In Ebola Response

Financial Times: China steps up support for fight against Ebola “China is stepping up its contributions to the fight against Ebola, seen as a test of its diplomacy in Africa given growing trade and investment as well as historic pledges of friendship. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged $6m…

World Bank Pledges $50M To Fight Cholera, Improve WASH In Haiti

News outlets report on the World Bank’s pledge of $50 million to help fight cholera in Haiti by improving sanitation and access to clean water in the country’s endemic areas. Miami Herald: World Bank pledges $50 million to help fight cholera in Haiti’s ‘hot spots’ “The World Bank is pledging…

Global Food Prices At 4-Year Low, FAO Says, Warning Of ‘Hunger Hotspots’

News outlets discuss global food prices reported by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Deutsche Welle: Global food prices hit four-year low “World food prices fell to their lowest level since 2010 in September, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Thursday. … The FAO provided a cautious outlook…

Advocates Worry Focus On Maternal Health Risks Fading In Post-2015 Development Agenda

GlobalPost: Why maternal health and mortality matters “The world could be a lot less safe for mothers after 2015. As the deadline for the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, advocates for maternal health say the issue is in danger of fading in future models of sustainability…” (Mendoza, 10/9).

Haiti Water, Sanitation Challenges To Be Discussed At Donor Meeting In Washington

Miami Herald: Haiti’s sanitation needs to be focus of meeting in capitol “Four years after cholera arrived in Haiti, the country still is trying to curb the epidemic, even as it sees significant drops in the numbers of people succumbing to the deadly waterborne disease. Still, more than 30 people…

UNICEF, WHO Bolstering Efforts To Prevent Marburg Fever’s Spread In Uganda

Xinhua/GlobalPost: U.N. agencies beef up efforts to battle deadly Marburg fever “To avoid the rapid spread of deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Uganda, U.N. agencies are beefing up the country’s efforts to fight the virulent disease that has so far left one person dead and over 109 others under close…

Global Financing Facility Shows Commitment To Health Of Women, Children

Devex: A tipping point for MNCH and nutrition? Reflections on an U.N.-usual General Assembly Joel Spicer, president of the Micronutrient Initiative “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Every Woman, Every Child event [during the U.N. General Assembly Meeting in September] saw Canada, Norway, and the United States mobilize more than $4 billion…

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