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U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund Critical To Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund: Why we need a U.S.$1 billion Central Emergency Response Fund Stephen O’Brien, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator at the U.N., and colleagues discuss the role of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in providing humanitarian assistance in conflict situations and highlight the…

U.S. Helping Nations Become More Secure Through Global Health Diplomacy

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Global Health Diplomacy at the World Health Assembly Judith Garber, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), discusses the U.S. delegation’s attendance at the World Health Assembly and the importance of global health for security and prosperity. She…

Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

Laurie Garrett Examines Election Process For New WHO Director General

Humanosphere: Secret vote on WHO bodes ill for future of global health In a guest blog post, Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the WHO’s new process for electing a director general, as well as the candidates so far; the upcoming election…

Access To Health Care ‘Essential To Shared Humanity,’ WHO Official Says

WHO: A new world, a new agenda for humanity In a commentary, Bruce Aylward, WHO executive director ad interim of outbreaks and health emergencies, discusses access to health care, writing, “Providing assistance to [people in conflict and emergency situations] is the right thing to do. But it is also in…

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