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Guardian Examines Barriers To Prescribing ART To All Children Under 5 As Recommended By WHO

Noting the WHO in June “published new guidelines on the prescription of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of HIV positive patients,” which included “a recommendation to prescribe ART to all children under five, whatever their CD4 count (a measure of the strength of the immune system),” The Guardian’s “Global…

WHO Report Highlights Need For Research To Achieve Universal Health Coverage

A report published last month by the WHO finds “universal health coverage, with full access to high-quality health services for all, cannot be achieved without evidence from research,” SciDev.Net reports. “To achieve universal health access requires services to be increased while also protecting the poor from financial hardship when they have to…

U.N. Official Raises Awareness Of Open Defecation, Sanitation During World Water Week

The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” examines U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s efforts to bring light to the problem of open defecation and poor sanitation. During a speech at the opening plenary of World Water Week in Stockholm on September 2, Eliasson, who also serves as chair of WaterAid Sweden,…

International Community Can Stop Violence Against Women By Working Together

“For the first time, a new U.N. study on men and violence includes data from men themselves, across a number of countries, that tells us why some men use violence against women and how this can be prevented,” Emma Fulu, who works for Partners for Prevention, a U.N. regional joint…

Survey Examines Public’s Priorities In Replacing MDGs

“Targets for good governance, better job opportunities, environmental stability and less inequality need to sit alongside more traditional development goals as policymakers create a new agenda to follow the Millennium Development Goals, a survey of more than a million people around the world indicates,” the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. “Just…

U.N.-Backed Report Examines Rape, Sexual Violence Against Women In 6 Asia-Pacific Countries

“Nearly a quarter of men surveyed in six Asia-Pacific countries admit to committing rape, often against their own partners, according to a U.N. report published Tuesday that exposes widespread violence against women,” Agence France-Presse reports (9/10). “The findings, published in The Lancet [Global Health] …, are part of the first-ever survey on…

African Health Ministers Agree On Several Priorities At WHO Regional Meeting

“With 44 percent of deaths among women worldwide occurring in the [WHO] African Region, African health ministers have agreed on measures aimed at addressing the issue as well as HIV, eHealth, traditional medicine and the health of elderly people,” PANA/AfriqueJet reports. The health ministers from 47 African countries, “who ended…

WFP Highlights 7 Infographics On Hunger, Nutrition

The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) published on its webpage on Friday seven “must-see infographics on hunger and nutrition,” noting they “highlight different aspects of the problem and between them help point the way to solutions.” Among others, the post links to an infographic from the 1,000 Days partnership highlighting…