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Senegal’s Health Minister Considers Campaign To Be Next WHO Director General

Bloomberg News: Ebola Contained, Senegal Health Minister Eyes U.N. Health Post “Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck is considering running for the World Health Organization’s top post after the nation limited Ebola to a single patient. President Macky Sall has discussed a bid for 2017 with supporters, Seck, 63,…

World Tobacco Conference Urges Increased Efforts To Curb Smoking, Tobacco-Related NCDs

Agence France-Presse: Global conference declares all tobacco products harmful “A global anti-tobacco conference that ended Saturday urged countries to take steps to reduce the consumption of tobacco, which it said was a leading cause of disease and death worldwide. In its final declaration, the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR…

Active Ingredient In Monsanto Insecticide ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans,’ WHO Says

Reuters: Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer — World Health Organization “The world’s most widely used weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto…

Ahead Of World TB Day, Ambassador Eric Goosby Discusses Prioritizing TB In Global Health Agenda

Huffington Post: In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing “…In January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. A seasoned veteran in public health, Ambassador Goosby’s appointment provides an…

WHO Calls For Global Action To Reach Goals Of ‘End TB Strategy’

WHO: WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB” “As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for ‘global solidarity and action’ to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. … WHO’s End TB Strategy, adopted by…

Improving WASH Access For Women Would Benefit Global Productivity, Economy, Report Says

Forbes: Water Access Improvements Will Improve Global Productivity “The Water For Women report released [Friday] written by a private-public partnership for the United Nations World Water Day highlights how very much global productivity can rise if the access of the poorer half of the world’s population to water improves. ……

Threat Of Global Water Crisis Fuels Need To Better Manage Water Supply, U.N. Says

News outlets report on findings from the U.N. World Water Development Report 2015. Deutsche Welle: U.N. calls for action as global water crisis looms “The U.N. has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change…

Emails Show WHO Senior Staff Delayed Declaring Ebola As Global Emergency, AP Reports

Associated Press: Emails: U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency “In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff raised the possibility and long after a…

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