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Achieving Medical Goals Of Sexual Health Requires Promoting Comprehensive Agenda

The Guardian: Sexual health isn’t just about health – it’s about sex too Pauline Oosterhoff, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies “Should tax money be spent for research on pornography in Bangladesh? How about on sex worker organizations’ efforts to legalize sex work? Do humanitarians have a right…

WHO Releases First Global Report On Suicide

WHO: First WHO report on suicide prevention “More than 800,000 people die by suicide every year — around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75 percent of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries…” (9/4).

International Leaders, Experts Call For Greater Measures To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on international efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including statements from U.N. Director-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama. Devex: A.U. mobilizing health workers for Ebola-hit West Africa “Health personnel are critical to stemming the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the region…

31 People Dead In DRC Ebola Outbreak Unrelated To West African Outbreak

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 31 people have died of infection with an Ebola strain unrelated to the one in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO “An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic…

More Than 2B Gained Access To Clean Water Since 1990, WHO Says

Christian Science Monitor: Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water “Over the past couple of decades, easier access to clean water has become a reality for a huge portion of the world’s population. According to a publication released by the World Health Organization, … more than two billion…

Zimbabwe’s Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Improve, U.N. Says

News outlets discuss findings from a U.N. report showing Zimbabwe’s infant and maternal mortality rates have improved over the past five years. The Herald: Zim’s social sector on recovery path “Last Friday, the national statistics agency, ZIMSTAT, released preliminary results of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted between February…

CGD Podcast, Blog Post Discuss WHO Ebola Maps, Economic Fallout Of Outbreak

Center for Global Development’s “Global Prosperity Wonkcast”: Unpacking WHO’s Shocking Ebola Maps — Mead Over In an audio podcast, Lawrence MacDonald, CGD vice president of communications and policy outreach, speaks with CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over about “newly released maps from the World Health Organization (WHO) and measures for limiting…

Experts, Politicians Speak Out On Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets summarize statements made by experts and politicians on efforts to contain the West African Ebola outbreak. The Hill: U.S. should do more to contain Ebola outbreak, Sen. McCain says “The U.S. should do more, including possibly dispatching military assets, to combat the Ebola outbreak roiling at least five…

U.N. Agencies Warn Of Food Shortages In Ebola-Hit Nations; WFP Needs $70M To Feed 1.3M

News outlets report on U.N. warnings that the Ebola outbreak is threatening food security in affected countries. Agence France-Presse: ‘Grave concerns’ over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: U.N. “The United Nations warned on Tuesday of ‘grave food security concerns’ in the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak…

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