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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…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Access To Toilets, Sanitation

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets Lauren Bohn, multimedia journalist and co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted The Guardian: Snakebites, diarrhea, and violence: why India’s rural women need toilets Seren Boyd, writer for Toilet Twinning Huffington Post: It’s Time to Break the Silence on Sanitation and…

World Must Take Actions To End Violence Against Women

Huffington Post: It’s Time to Fulfill the Promise to End Violence Against Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [November 25], we are reminded how every day women and girls experience violence in their lives. ……

Blog Posts Discuss Global Nutrition Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: November is a Month of Action for Nutrition Elizabeth Buckingham and Daniel Oerther, who both serve in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Food Security, outline several U.S. government initiatives on nutrition that are committed to achieving “better nutrition for all” (11/19). Bill &…

WHO Initiatives Aim To Stimulate Innovation In Effort To Develop Rapid Ebola Tests

Media sources report on the WHO’s launch of two initiatives that aim to develop more rapid and safe Ebola diagnostic tests, which the agency says are urgently needed in West Africa. Reuters: WHO seeks swifter Ebola test to help stamp out epidemic “The World Health Organization is seeking faster and cheaper tests…

Global Community Can End AIDS By 2030 With Fast-Track Strategy, UNAIDS Report Says

Media sources report on the launch of a new UNAIDS report advocating a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns over threat of AIDS rebound “…The U.N. [on Tuesday] warned the HIV virus risks spiraling back out of control unless world leaders bolster action…

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