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Role Of Women, Health And Communications Systems Discussed At Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

U.N. News Centre: Sendai: Critical role of women in building disaster resilience focus of event at U.N. conference “Spotlighting the positive actions of women in planning and decision-making to make their communities safer before, during, and after disasters strike, senior United Nations, government, and civil society representatives [Saturday] emphasized that…

Damage Assessments, Humanitarian Aid Begin After Cyclone Pam Hits Vanuatu

The Atlantic: A Cyclone Destroys a Nation “Torrential rains and winds up to 185 miles per hour lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Saturday, downing power lines and flattening buildings throughout the country. The official death toll of the storm, called Tropical Cyclone Pam, is eight, but the…

Global Maternal Mortality Rate Down 40% Since 1995

NPR: How Far Has The Health Of Moms Come Since 1995? “Officials and activists from around the world gathered in New York this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1995 World Conference on Women. Although there were a lot of depressing statistics discussed at the current meeting,…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 10,000, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll passes 10,000: WHO “The global death toll from the Ebola outbreak centered in West Africa has topped 10,000 out of more than 24,000 recorded cases, the World Health Organization said Thursday…” (3/12). Associated Press: U.N. tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa…

WHO, WFP To Collaborate To Reach Zero Ebola Cases In West Africa

U.N. News Centre: Two U.N. agencies combine expertise in new partnership to reach zero Ebola cases “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) [Wednesday] announced they are combining their expertise in public health and logistics in a new partnership to bring the Ebola outbreak…

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