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Conflict Continues To Endanger Food Security In South Sudan, UNICEF Says

Bloomberg News: South Sudan Food Shortages Risk Worsening If Peace Falters “Food shortages in South Sudan risk worsening if the country’s warring factions fail to implement a cease-fire agreement, the United Nations Children’s Fund said…” (Okech, 2/4).

February 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on establishing an international legal framework to address antibiotic drug resistance (February 2015).

WHO, Global Community Need To Reassess U.N. Health Agency’s Role

Development Policy Centre’s “DevPolicy Blog”: Do we need the WHO? Joel Negin, an associate professor of international health at the University of Sydney, writes, “…A smaller, nimbler WHO might be more realistic. A more radical option might be to start from first principles and ask what type of global architecture…

Despite Risks, Polio Workers Continue Drive To Eradicate Disease In Pakistan

The Guardian: Karachi polio workers defy Pakistan militants’ murderous campaign “…[A]ttacks have had a devastating effect on the drive to eradicate polio in Pakistan, with cases rocketing to more than 300 last year. And health workers in Karachi … face an exceptionally daunting task. … But in the city’s new…

Maternal Mortality Continues To Plague Zimbabwe

Inter Press Service: Dying in Childbirth Still a National Trend in Zimbabwe “…An estimated 3,000 women die every year in Zimbabwe during childbirth and at least 1.23 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) is lost annually due to maternal complications, according to Maternal Mortality in Zimbabwe, a United Nations issue…

Innovative Finance Mechanisms Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: An Invisible Way to End Poverty Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the United Nations and chair of UNITAID “…There has never been a greater need for innovative financing mechanisms to meet the scale of developmental disparities and human suffering. The international community today agrees that these new forms…

ILO Using Workplace Strategies To Reach Those Living With, Affected By HIV

Huffington Post: On the Road to Ending HIV Alice Ouedraogo, chief of the HIV/AIDS program at the International Labour Organization “…The vast majority — over 90 percent — of those who are living with or are affected by HIV, either work for a living, or have links to the workplace.…

At A.U. Summit, Ebola, Food Security, Women’s Empowerment Top Agendas

Agence France-Presse: Ebola reveals shortcomings of African solidarity “As Africa’s leaders meet in Ethiopia to discuss the Ebola crisis, expectations of firm action will be tempered by criticism over the continent’s poor record in the early stages of the epidemic…” (Lebhour/Taggart, 1/31). Inter Press Service: Ending Hunger in Africa “…One…

NGOs, WHO Working To Create Strategy To Improve Global Health Care Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: A Bold Strategy and Clear Vision to Improve the Global Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses a Synthesis Paper from the Global Health Workforce Alliance summarizing a year-long consultation to help the WHO in the creation of “a strategy that aims…

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