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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Wall Street Journal: WHO Is Responsible? Editorial Board Noting comments made Monday by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attributing the Ebola epidemic to “the result of neglect of ‘fundamental public health infrastructures,’” and, “‘Because Ebola has historically been confined to poor African nations. The R&D incentive is virtually nonexistent,’” the editorial…

WHO Guidelines Aim To Reduce Global Number Of Opioid Overdose Deaths

News outlets report on new WHO guidelines aimed at reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths worldwide. U.N. News Centre: Opioid overdose claims 70,000 lives each year — U.N. health agency “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines [Tuesday] aimed at reducing the number deaths related to…

Revitalized Global Partnership Can Ensure That Women Live Violence-Free

Inter Press Service: Ending Violence Against Women — A Global Responsibility Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of U.N. Women “Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities,…

U.N.’s Ban Warns Against Quarantines For Ebola HCWs, While 75% Of Americans Support Such Policies

Reuters reports on several aspects of quarantine policies for Ebola workers, from comments by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to American opinion on the practice. Reuters: U.N.’s Ban warns against quarantining Ebola health workers “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday against ‘unnecessarily’ strict restrictions on the movement of health workers…

WFP Charters Ship To Bring Food Supply To Ebola-Hit Liberia, Sierra Leone

Bloomberg News: U.N. Charters Food Ship for Africa as Ebola Disrupts Supply “The United Nations’ food-aid agency chartered a ship to transport supplies to West African countries hit by Ebola as trade disruptions linked to the outbreak stoke food prices in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The two-month vessel charter has…

Nearly 1M Somalis Need Urgent Food Aid Following Floods, U.N. Says

Wall Street Journal: Some One Million Somalis in Urgent Need of Food Aid, Says U.N. “Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are in urgent need of food assistance as floods have destroyed crops and eroded an already precarious food supply, aid officials said Monday…” (Bariyo, 11/3).

Aid, Small Harvests Avert South Sudan Famine, But Risks Remain, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N. “Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Programme (WFP) official said on Friday…” (Jorgic,…

CGD Interviews Candidate For WHO Africa Regional Director

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Selecting WHO’s Next Africa Regional Director: An Interview with Candidate Dr. Jean Marie Okwo-Bele Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Yuna Sakuma, a CGD research assistant, note the WHO this month will select its next…

November 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2014 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as editorials on climate change and health, and health in ASEAN nations (November 2014).

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