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WHO Dedicates World Health Day To Issue Of Food Safety

World Health Organization: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe In a news release in advance of World Health Day, which takes place April 7th, the World Health Organization discusses new data on the global burden of foodborne diseases and calls for “coordinated, cross-border action across…

Simplified Antibiotic Regimen Can Effectively Treat Sick Babies, Studies Show

News outlets report on results from two studies — one in The Lancet and another in The Lancet Global Health — that suggest that a simplified antibiotic regimen can effectively treat sick babies. HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report: Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations “Newborns and young…

Children In Need Of Protection In Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N., NGOs Warn

Al Jazeera America: U.N., NGOs decry humanitarian crisis in Yemen “As a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen entered its seventh day on Wednesday, international organizations and relief agencies expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths, many of them children, and the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis unfolding…” (Kutsch,…

Pledges For Syrian Humanitarian Aid Fall Short Of Target

Inter Press Service: Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions “…[United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] appeal for a hefty 8.4 billion dollars in humanitarian aid fell short of its target — despite great-hearted efforts by three major donors: the European Commission (E.C.) and its member…

State Department, USAID Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response To Crisis In Syria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Syria: ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation Demands the Response of a Generation’ The blog post discusses U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s comments at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria (3/31). USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Why You Should Still Care About Syria…

U.N. Agricultural Agency Announces Plan To End Sheep And Goat Plague

U.N. News Centre: Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says U.N. official at conference “The United Nations agricultural agency…outline[d] a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire [Tuesday] for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began [Tuesday] in the country’s…

International Community Should Fund Relief Of Syria

Huffington Post: Future Being Made Now for Syria’s Children William Lambers, author and blogger “On Tuesday, a conference will be held in Kuwait to raise funds to feed the starving people of Syria. … Today, there are millions of Syrian children whose future…hangs in the balance with what we do,…

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