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Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Enter Phase III Trials In Next Two Months, WHO Says

Reuters: Pivotal Ebola vaccine trials to start this month or next: WHO “Final-stage trials of experimental Ebola vaccines will begin in January or February in the worst-hit West African countries as scientists and drugmakers race to block the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 1/8). U.N.…

U.N. Food Price Index Falls In December, Marking 3 Consecutive Years Of Decline

U.N. News Centre: Food prices fall after three months stable, index declines for third successive year — U.N. “After three months of stability, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index declined in December, meaning the index fell over the course of 2014 for the third consecutive…

Forbes To Host Online Discussions With WHO, CDC Polio Officials

Forbes: How Syria Beat Its Polio Outbreak “…On Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 Eastern, Chris Maher, manager for polio eradication and emergency support for the World Health Organization in Syria, will join [contributor Devin Thorpe] for a live discussion about the efforts to manage polio through the conflicts and…

Post-2015 Development Goals Must Be Realistic, Have Clear Rationale

The Guardian: Eight months until new development goals are agreed. Then what? Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation “…The politics of writing the [Sustainable Development Goals] appears to have ensured the politics of using them has been…

Ebola Incidence May Be Leveling In Sierra Leone, Spreads Further Into Guinea, WHO Reports

CIDRAP: Ebola reach expands in Guinea; WHO vaccine experts to meet “The Ebola situations in the three hardest-hit countries continue to reflect a mixed picture, with Guinea’s pattern fluctuating and the virus extending its reach, Sierra Leone’s incidence starting to level off, and Liberia’s cases sinking to low levels, the…

Human Rights-Based Approach Integral To Food Security Issues, NGO Head Says

Devex: Food, hunger, and malnutrition problems linked to an ‘abuse of power’ “For the past decade, efforts to integrate human rights into food security policies and actions have been led by the Right to Food Guidelines adopted in 2004 by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Despite some notable achievements…

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