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U.S., U.N. Pledge Additional Funding To Help African Nations Address Ebola

News outlets report on additional funding from the U.S. and U.N. to help nations in Africa address Ebola ABC News Radio: USAID Pledges Additional $5 Million to Combat Spread of Ebola “The U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday pledged an additional $5 million to help fight the continuing outbreak…

WHO Workshop Aims To Educate African Health Experts On Ebola

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N.-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defenses against deadly disease “A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defenses against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,…

Aid Groups Preparing To Deliver Food To West African Nations Affected By Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: Groups rush to avoid food crisis in Ebola-stricken areas “With food stocks running low in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, international organizations are preparing for a looming food crisis amid concerns that imports are being affected and farmers in areas quarantined will not be able to harvest…

U.N. Experts Call For Action On Climate-Related Health Risks At Global Conference

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for action on climate and health-related activities at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened Wednesday in Geneva. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Act now on climate change or face growing health risks – U.N. “Swift action to tackle climate change would…

Economists Criticize Proposed U.N. Development Goals

Financial Times: Proposals for U.N. development goal face criticism “Proposals for a new set of U.N. development goals, used to shape national and international policies for raising living standards, have been criticized by the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a think-tank founded by the Danish environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg. A group of 32…

Civil Society Meeting At U.N. Discusses Post-2015 Development Agenda

U.N. News Centre: Civil society gathers at U.N. to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity “Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues…

U.N. Food Aid Reaches More Than 700,000 Iraqis Since June, WFP Reports

News outlets report on the U.N.’s announcement that it has scaled-up its food aid operations and reached more than 700,000 Iraqis since June. Agence France-Presse: U.N. scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict “The U.N. food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate…

SDGs Must Include Measurable, Feasible Health Goals

BMJ: The 2030 sustainable development goal for health Gavin Yamey and Rima Shretta of the Global Health Group at the University of California-San Francisco, and Fred Newton Binka of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana “…As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable…

Ebola Threatens Food Security In Sierra Leone, Liberia

News outlets report on the U.N.’s concerns about food security in Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of food crisis in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone “The United Nations warned Tuesday of a looming food crisis in eastern Sierra Leone, under lockdown since the Ebola-hit…