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U.N., Malaysian Health Officials Work To Repeal Fatwa Requiring All Muslim Women To Undergo FGM

VOA News: U.N., Malaysia Groups Seek to Repeal Fatwa Requiring FGM “In 2009, Malaysia’s National Fatwa Committee, the nation’s top Islamic council, required all Muslim women in the country to undergo female genital mutilation, otherwise known as female circumcision. … Government health officials who are in negotiations with Malaysia’s National…

Governments, NGOs Should Work To Implement WHO Public Health Interventions For NTDs

Epoch Times: The Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases César Chelala, international public health consultant “…The NTDs seriously impact economic, social, and health indicators. … They may cost national economies hundreds of millions of dollars that could be avoided with effective prevention campaigns. … The WHO has developed five public…

Malawi Risks Widespread Cholera Outbreak Following Floods, U.N. Warns, Urges Action

U.N. News Centre: Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi — U.N. “With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly populated camps…

Innovation, ‘Diversity Of Approaches’ Needed To End Global Hunger

The Guardian: Wanted: innovative ideas on how to feed nine billion people Gerda Verburg, chair of the U.N. Committee on World Food Security “…As daunting as it may be, there are many opportunities available if we are willing to think smarter and use all our individual strength and the tools…

Analysis Examines Framework Convention for Tobacco Control On 10th Anniversary

Council on Foreign Relations: The Tobacco Treaty Turns Ten Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and David P. Fidler, visiting fellow for cybersecurity, discuss the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), which recognized its 10th anniversary on February 27. “…A decade later, the FCTC has…

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