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U.N. Marks International Day For Eradication Of Poverty

U.N. News Centre: On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a ‘most fundamental obligation’ “Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [on Friday] with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms…” (10/17).

U.N. Partnership With Media Outlets Aims To Increase Hunger, Nutrition Awareness

U.N. News Centre: Global media giants, U.N. agency team up in ongoing fight against hunger “Two new partnerships between the United Nations food agency and independent media outlets will help promote greater awareness about food and nutrition-related issues while providing greater ammunition in the global fight against hunger, the Organization…

Somalis Risk Hunger Without Food And Security Improvements, U.N. Official Says

VOA News: U.N.: Somalis Need Food, Not Just Security Improvements “The United Nations envoy in Somalia is warning that political and security improvements are not enough to stop hunger and stave off a worsening humanitarian crisis. At least one million Somalis are at risk of starvation, according to U.N. officials…”…

Ivory Coast, Mali Preparing For Ebola

Reuters: WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali “The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Ivory Coast and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO’s health security response chief Isabelle…

Bloomberg News Examines WHO’s Role In Ebola Outbreak

Bloomberg News: How the World’s Top Health Body Allowed Ebola to Spiral Out of Control “Poor communication, a lack of leadership, and underfunding plagued the World Health Organization’s initial response to the Ebola outbreak, allowing the disease to spiral out of control…” (Gale/Lauerman, 10/17).

Number Of Ebola Cases Near 9,000, Deaths Near 4,500, WHO Says

News outlets discuss the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Reuters: Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO “A total of 4,493 people have died from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra…

WHO Hiring Process Needs Reforms

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Hiring Reform at WHO Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, discusses the hiring of the WHO’s regional directors and calls for the process to be reformed (10/15).

Handwashing Is Important Tool In Fight Against Ebola, UNICEF Says

Media sources report on Global Handwashing Day, recognized annually on October 15, and UNICEF’s spotlight on how the practice is an important tool in the fight against Ebola. U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. spotlights handwashing as vital tool in fight against Ebola “As the world celebrates the seventh…