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Innovative Financing Solutions Needed For Nations To Meet SDGs, U.N. Member States Say

Devex: Innovative financing needed to counter stalled SDG progress “Innovative sources of financing are necessary to advance stalled progress on eradicating global poverty by 2030, United Nations ambassadors said Tuesday, cautioning that governments alone do not have the required funds to meet the Sustainable Development Goals on poverty, health, environment,…

WHO Policy Briefs Offer Actions To Reduce Risk Of Double Burden Of Malnutrition

PLOS Blog’s “Global Health”: New WHO policy briefs: common drivers and solutions to undernutrition and obesity Alessandro Demaio, medical officer in noncommunicable conditions and nutrition at the WHO, discusses two new WHO policy briefs on the double burden of malnutrition — defined as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight, obesity,…

World Health Assembly Approves WHO Program Budget

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update “Delegates at the World Health Assembly [Wednesday] approved the organization’s proposed program budget of U.S.$4421.5 million for the biennium, which includes a three percent (or U.S.$28 million) increase in Member State assessed contributions for 2018-2019. This approved budget sets out the organization’s priorities in…

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected As WHO Director General

Associated Press: Ethiopia’s Tedros to be next leader of U.N. health agency “Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola, and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director general of the…

New WHO DG Tedros To Work For Bipartisan Support Of U.S. Global Health Funding

Associated Press: New WHO chief: Planned U.S. funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’ “The new head of the World Health Organization doesn’t believe the Trump administration’s calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a ‘closed issue.’ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian ex-health minister, said…

Strong Political Actions Can End Obstetric Fistula, UNFPA Head Says On International Day

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. agency urges ‘hope, healing, dignity’ for fistula sufferers “Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still live with the condition, the head of the United Nations women’s health agency [Tuesday] said, calling for…

U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

Clinton, Sridhar Outline 5 Priorities For New WHO DG

BMJ Opinion: Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar: Five tasks for the new WHO DG Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation and adjunct assistant professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and Devi Sridhar, professor in global public health and director of the global health…

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