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Community Care Models Effective, Necessary For HIV Treatment, MSF/UNAIDS Report Says

Médecins Sans Frontières: HIV: MSF-UNAIDS report endorses community models of care “Strengthening and expanding community-based approaches to delivering HIV treatment is vital to the long-term success of the AIDS response, according to a new report by Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and UNAIDS. The report highlights MSF’s innovative approaches to the…

Yemen’s Health Care System Faces Supply Shortages, At Risk Of Collapse, WHO Warns

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s health care system at risk of collapse “Yemen’s health services were on the brink of collapse with life-saving medicines and key medical supplies running out, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. ‘Power cuts and fuel shortages also threaten to disrupt the vaccine cold chain, leaving…

Mysterious Outbreak In Nigeria Linked To Methanol-Contaminated Homemade Alcohol

International Business Times: Nigeria’s Mysterious Epidemic Linked To Contaminated Alcohol And Methanol Poisoning, Not Ebola “A mysterious outbreak in western Nigeria, which residents say is more deadly than Ebola, has been linked to contaminated alcohol and methanol poisoning, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigerian Health Ministry said in…

Continued Investment Necessary To Control, Eliminate Malaria, U.N. Officials Say Ahead Of World Malaria Day

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a…

WHO Issues Updated Statement Monday On Agency’s Shortcomings In Responding To Ebola

The Guardian: How WHO revised its self-criticism over Ebola handling “The WHO issued a statement acknowledging failings in the handling of the Ebola crisis — and then corrected it just an hour later with the release of a version that had been substantially toned-down. [The Guardian highlights] the changes that…

WHO Working To Vaccinate Children In Syria Against Polio

WHO: Keeping Syrian children free from polio at home and across the border This WHO feature story examines efforts to vaccinate children affected and displaced by violence in Syria. “…WHO has provided technical and financial support to halt transmission of polio in Syria. During the most recent campaign, in March…

U.N. Appeals For $274M In Humanitarian Aid To Address Crisis In Yemen

Agence France-Presse: Saudis pledge to fund aid for Yemen, keep up air raids “Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen…” (al-Jabiri, 4/18). Inter Press Service:…

U.S. Investments Helping Improve Contraception, Family Planning Access In Senegal

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: U.S. and Senegalese Investments in Family Planning Are Paying Off Sara Stratton, director of West and Southern Africa programs at IntraHealth International, writes, “In Francophone West Africa, acceptance of family planning and use of modern contraception has been increasing over the last four years. … This would…