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SDG Targets Might Be Too Broad To Achieve Targets, Report Warns

SciDev.Net: U.N. warned of pitfalls of vague SDG targets “The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may struggle to achieve their stated objectives due to a lack of clearly defined targets, a report warns. The report was published last week (12 February) by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the…

Saudi Arabia Invites U.N. Mission To Assist In Efforts Against MERS

U.N. News Centre: Saudi Arabia invites U.N. health team in precautionary measure against spread of respiratory virus “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced it is dispatching a mission to Saudi Arabia next week at the request of the government to take preventive measures for a possible upsurge…

WHO To Integrate Food Safety Into Global Agenda Against Food Insecurity, Malnutrition

Devex: How to fight foodborne diseases: The hidden side of food insecurity “…Chemical substances, viruses, parasites, and bacteria in food pose serious health risks, which may not only lead to acute and chronic infections, but also increase nutrient deficiencies and reduce nutrient absorption. … WHO, which will dedicate 2015 World…

CNN Examines Global Preparedness For Disease Outbreaks

CNN: Are we ready for the next global epidemic? “…Experts agree that future outbreaks and potential pandemics may occur, but the lessons learned from previous ones should enable a faster response. The key is to identify the virus, estimate its threat and its potential to spread across a population as…

‘All In’ Campaign Focuses Lens On HIV Prevention, Care Among Adolescents

UNAIDS: To end the AIDS epidemic, start focusing on adolescents In an opinion piece, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé discuss HIV/AIDS among adolescents and “All In, a new platform for action to end adolescent AIDS. It concentrates on the areas where we need to…

Blog Post Examines Food Security In North Korea

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: North Korea’s Food Situation: Stable and Improving Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, examines the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent assessment of food security in North Korea (2/17).

The Lancet Examines Lessons Learned In Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

The Lancet: Ebola in West Africa: learning the lessons “…The primary lesson so far has not been about the need for new response methods, but about human resources and coordination. Building new treatment centers, when it eventually happened, was an easy task next to training and supervising people to staff…

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