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WHO Urges Increased Efforts To Reach Child Vaccination Targets Ahead Of World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Immunization Week, U.N. warns global vaccination targets ‘far off track’ “The United Nations World Health Organization [Wednesday] warned that progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is ‘far off track,’ with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could…

Progress Against Ebola In Guinea, Sierra Leone Mixed, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO: Stall in Ebola decline highlights need for stronger response “Further progress against Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone is proving stubborn, with a drop in cases holding steady over the past three weeks, and response indicators showing a mixed picture for both countries last week, the World…

West Africa Must Adopt Sustainable Sanitation Models To Overcome WASH Challenges, Expert Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Interview: Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa “For West African countries to overcome their sanitation challenges, they need to adopt self-sustaining sanitation models, an expert has recommended. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Lakhdar Boukerrou, regional director for the West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH),…

Ebola Crisis Serves As ‘Wake-Up Call’ For WHO’s Need Of Structural Reform

Chicago Tribune: Big changes needed at WHO before the next Ebola crisis Editorial Board “…In response to deep criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak, WHO issued a statement last week that was surprising for its candor if not for its recommendations, which echoed yearslong calls for reform. ‘The…

Community Care Models Effective, Necessary For HIV Treatment, MSF/UNAIDS Report Says

Médecins Sans Frontières: HIV: MSF-UNAIDS report endorses community models of care “Strengthening and expanding community-based approaches to delivering HIV treatment is vital to the long-term success of the AIDS response, according to a new report by Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and UNAIDS. The report highlights MSF’s innovative approaches to the…

Yemen’s Health Care System Faces Supply Shortages, At Risk Of Collapse, WHO Warns

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s health care system at risk of collapse “Yemen’s health services were on the brink of collapse with life-saving medicines and key medical supplies running out, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. ‘Power cuts and fuel shortages also threaten to disrupt the vaccine cold chain, leaving…

Mysterious Outbreak In Nigeria Linked To Methanol-Contaminated Homemade Alcohol

International Business Times: Nigeria’s Mysterious Epidemic Linked To Contaminated Alcohol And Methanol Poisoning, Not Ebola “A mysterious outbreak in western Nigeria, which residents say is more deadly than Ebola, has been linked to contaminated alcohol and methanol poisoning, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigerian Health Ministry said in…

Continued Investment Necessary To Control, Eliminate Malaria, U.N. Officials Say Ahead Of World Malaria Day

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a…

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