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As Liberia Prepares To Be Declared Ebola-Free, Officials Caution Recovery Will Be Long Road

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Almost Over, World Health Organization Says “Liberia is just two days away from being officially free of the Ebola virus, but authorities warn the outbreak will have long-term consequences…” (Caulderwood, 5/7). NPR: On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over…

WHO, IHME Collaborate To Improve Quality, Use Of Global Health Data

WHO: A commitment to improve global health information The WHO announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation “…defining areas where they will work together to improve the quality and use of global health estimates to measure the world’s health challenges” (5/6).

38M IDPs Worldwide In 2014, Increase Of 4.7M Over 2013, Report Shows

News outlets highlight the findings of an annual report on internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide. The Guardian: Number of internally displaced people highest ‘in a generation’ “The threat of violence from new and ongoing conflicts displaced 11 million people inside their own countries in 2014, bringing the total number of…

Forests Play Complementary Role In Global Food Security, Nutrition, Report Says

News outlets discuss a report highlighting the importance of forests in global food security and nutrition. BBC News: Forests are ‘key feature’ of food security landscape “Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a report suggests. The…

U.N. Calls For More Midwifery Training On International Day Of The Midwife

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. says more midwife training will help tackle maternity and child deaths “Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater…

Cooperative Efforts Underway To Vaccinate Children In Sudan Amid Measles Outbreak

VOA News: In Sudan, Aid Groups Struggle With Massive Measles Outbreak “Aid agencies are struggling to contain a massive measles outbreak in Sudan. The Ministry of Health is leading a United Nations and international effort to vaccinate eight million children under age five against the sometimes fatal disease, which so…

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