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UNHCR Working To Contain Cholera Outbreak Among Malian Refugees In Niger

“The United Nations refugee agency [UNHCR] said that they are working to contain a cholera outbreak in Niger in a refugee camp for people fleeing the conflict in Mali,” the Associated Press/Washington Post reports. “On May 11, the government of Niger declared a cholera epidemic,” the news agency writes, noting,…

Blog Examines Shift Toward NCDs In Proposed WHO Budget

In the first of a series of blog posts on the future of global health, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett writes in her blog, “[T]hough the budget of WHO is woeful, as I will show in this and subsequent blog posts this week, [WHO Director-General Margaret] Chan…

Booster Shot For Yellow Fever Unnecessary, WHO Announces

“One yellow fever shot confers lifetime protection and the customary ‘booster shot’ given at 10 years is no longer necessary, the [WHO] announced Friday,” the New York Times reports (McNeil, 5/17). “The Geneva-based body says only 12 known cases of yellow fever after vaccination have ever been identified,” the Associated…

Women, Girls Must Be Central To Post-2015 Development Agenda

“[W]hen we invest in women, they invest in their children’s education, their health, their families and their businesses, helping to propel whole nations forward. Women are delivering for their communities, but they’re still waiting for the world to deliver for them. Now, we have an opportunity to make good on…