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WHO Meets With Industry Leaders To Accelerate Ebola Vaccine Development

News outlets report on a meeting among WHO and pharmaceutical company representatives to discuss the research and development of Ebola vaccines. Agence France-Presse: WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015 (Fowler, 10/24). Associated Press: WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015 (Cheng, 10/24). BBC News: Millions of Ebola vaccine…

Development Lenders Announce Commitments To Horn Of Africa; U.N.’s Ban To Visit

News outlets report on efforts to support development in the Horn of Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief to visit Horn of Africa “U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya next week, leading a delegation from six other international organizations to the volatile Horn of Africa region…”…

Thailand Can Lead Asia To End AIDS

Bangkok Post: Thailand leads way to ending AIDS Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “Thailand has set the global standard for how a country can effectively respond to AIDS. … This month, through its innovative Ending AIDS by 2030 strategy, Thailand became the first country in Asia to offer HIV treatment…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Crisis

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola? In a joint blog post, Karen Grépin, assistant professor of global health policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public…

WHO Emergency Committee Says Focus Should Remain On Containing Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on a meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola still of ‘great concern’ in West Africa epicenter: WHO “…The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly hemorrhagic fever that the situation…

Global Efforts To Eradicate Polio Continue On World Polio Day

News outlets report on various aspects of polio in recognition of World Polio Day, marked annually on October 24. Inter Press Service: Asia: So Close and Yet So Far From Polio Eradication “The goal is an ambitious one — to deliver a polio-free world by 2018. Towards this end, the…

Despite Incremental Gains, Greater Efforts Needed To Eradicate Extreme Poverty In LDCs

U.N. News Centre: Far greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world’s poorest nations — U.N. report “While the world’s 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to…

UNFPA, Kenyan NGO To Improve Health Of Women, Children Through Partnership

Xinhua News: U.N. agency inks deal to improve health of African women, children “The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday expressed its commitment to a partnership with Amref Health Africa, a Kenya-based NGO, to improve the health of women and children in Africa. UNFPA Chief of Sexual and Reproductive Health…

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