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WFP Concerned Over Cuts To Food Aid In Zimbabwe

News outlets report on the World Food Programme’s (WFP) food aid cuts due to lack of funding. Reuters: WFP forced to cut food aid to 1 million Zimbabweans “A million Zimbabweans benefiting from United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid are facing hunger due to a lack of funding that…

WHO Should Update Guidelines For Children In Shock, Researchers Say

Two news outlets report on the WHO’s guidance on rapid fluid resuscitation of children in shock, saying scientists warn that thousands could be harmed if the guidelines are not changed. The Guardian: WHO guidance ‘risks killing children’ In her Global Health Blog for The Guardian, Sarah Boseley writes that “[t]housands…

Bloomberg Businessweek Examines Russia’s AIDS Epidemic

Bloomberg Businessweek: Russian HIV Surge Shows Scourge Sochi Swagger Can’t Mask “…Hidden from the outside world and abetted by policies that critics say promote infections rather than curbing them, the HIV scourge plaguing Russia is one that even the poorest countries have begun to subdue. As Putin puts the final…

Fighting In Syria Forces Halt To Polio Vaccination Campaign

News outlets report on the challenges of providing polio vaccinations to displaced persons in Syria, especially women and children, as violence continues to escalate. Reuters: Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria “Heavy fighting has prevented health workers from getting polio vaccine to an estimated 100,000 Syrian children in the…

U.N. Agencies Ensure Peacekeeping, Medical Operations In South Sudan

Several articles examine multiple U.N. agencies’ responses to the violence and humanitarian situation in South Sudan. U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: U.N. calls for end to fighting, rights abuses; urges unimpeded access for aid “With the Security Council renewing its call on all parties in strife-torn South Sudan to end…

China Reports Additional Cases Of H7N9 Bird Flu

News outlets report the latest data on H7N9 bird flu in China. Reuters: China reports second H7N9 bird flu death in a week “China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in southwestern Guizhou province, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, in the second death…

Top U.N. Relief Official Urges International Community To ‘Do More’ In Syria

U.N. News Centre: ‘World must do more’ to aid besieged communities in Syria, urges top U.N. relief official “United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos sounded the alarm today on behalf of more than nine million desperate Syrians — particularly people trapped in areas cut off from aid by months…