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UNAIDS, UNDP Release Issue Brief On TRIPS Transition Period Extensions For LDCs

“The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new issue brief” (.pdf), titled “TRIPS transition period extensions for least-developed countries [LDCs],” a UNAIDS press release reports. “The issue brief outlines that failure to extend the transition period for least-developed countries to become fully…

U.N.’s Legal Immunity, Refusal To Compensate Haitians For Cholera Claims ‘Cheapens Its Larger Mission’

Noting the U.N. last week “announced that Haitian claims for compensation weren’t receivable under article 29 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations,” Armin Rosen, a writer and producer for The Atlantic’s international channel, writes in an opinion piece in the magazine, “If a multinational corporation behaved the…

U.N. Must Do More To Fight Cholera In Haiti

Noting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week cited diplomatic immunity in “reject[ing] a legal claim for compensation filed in 2011 on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti,” Louise Ivers, a senior health and policy adviser at Partners In Health, writes in a New York Times opinion piece, “Regardless of the merits of this argument, the…

Families Of Haitian Cholera Victims React To U.N. Decision To Deny Compensation For Deaths

“The United Nations has come under heavy political fire for its decision to deny compensation for thousands of victims of cholera in Haiti — a deadly disease spread by U.N. peacekeepers in the troubled Caribbean nation,” Inter Press Service reports (Deen, 2/22). “More than 8,000 Haitians have died from the epidemic and 500,000 people,…

UNAIDS Launches Online Platform To Highlight Relevant Research

“UNAIDS has launched an online platform, UNAIDS Science now, which highlights some of those papers that are particularly relevant to the United Nations high level targets,” the agency reports in an article on its webpage. “UNAIDS Science now is based on what used to be the HIV this week blog also produced by…

WHO Must Play ‘Assertive Central Role’ In Fighting Distribution Of Substandard, Fake Medicines

This Lancet editorial notes the release of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that gathers information on “the global threat of falsified or substandard drugs” and provides recommendations “to mitigate this public health problem.” According to the editorial, “The IOM report recognizes that the absence of a precise…

U.N. Official Says Humanitarian Situation In Syria Deteriorating But Efforts To Reach Those Affected Continue

“Humanitarian agencies are trying to keep up with the rising needs stemming from the ongoing conflict in Syria, the top United Nations relief official said [Tuesday], while noting that limited access is preventing everyone who requires assistance from receiving it,” the U.N. News Centre reports. Speaking to journalists following the Syria Humanitarian…

U.N. Report Examines Links Between Man-Made Chemicals, Health Issues

“Man-made chemicals in everyday products are likely to be at least the partial cause of a global surge in birth deformities, hormonal cancers and psychiatric diseases, a U.N.-sponsored research team reported on Tuesday,” Reuters reports. “The international group, academic experts working under the umbrella of the United Nations environmental and health agencies…

WHO, World Bank Meeting On Universal Health Coverage Begins In Geneva

A two-day WHO and World Bank ministerial-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) began in Geneva on Monday, bringing “together ministers of finance and health from 27 countries with other high-level stakeholders” to discuss “exploring ways that countries are progressing towards universal health coverage, sharing innovative solutions and identifying actions…