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Despite Declines In Child Mortality, 1M Children Die On First Day Of Life, UNICEF Reports

News outlets report on findings from new UNICEF data showing that although significant declines in child mortality have been achieved since 1990, more than six million children under age five die each year from preventable causes. BBC News: Surviving childhood in Africa “A ‘staggering’ number of children around the world are…

Number Of Hungry People Down Worldwide But Work Remains To Reach MDG, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue coverage of a U.N. report released Tuesday showing the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped but many still face a threat of malnourishment. The Guardian: More than 200 million people no longer extremely malnourished “The number of chronically undernourished people in the world’s poorest countries has…

Climate Change Must Be At Center Of Development Agenda

The following opinion pieces discuss the role of climate change in public health and global development. Huffington Post: To End Poverty, Act on Climate Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations’ progress in both of its critical missions –…

Ebola Outbreak Exposing Rifts In Global Health Funding, Leadership

South African Civil Society Information Service: Ebola and Global Health: Exposing Fault Lines and Searching for Vision Ayesha Jacub, a medical doctor and student of global health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed gaps in funding…

U.N. Security Council To Hold Emergency Ebola Meeting

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis “The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced [Monday]…” (9/15).

International Community Responds To Ebola Only After Cases Increased Significantly

News outlets report on the international community’s increasing efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak as the number of detected cases accelerates. Agence France-Presse: Countries scramble to make up ‘precious time’ lost in Ebola fight “The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for ‘precious…

China Increases Ebola Efforts, Number Of Medical Workers In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on China’s support and commitment to help improve laboratory testing capacity for Ebola in Sierra Leone. Agence France-Presse: China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174 “China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the…

Number Of Hungry Drops By 100M, But 1 In 9 Still Undernourished, U.N. Says

News outlets discuss a new U.N. report on world hunger and food security. Agence France-Presse: 100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: U.N. “The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourished,…

MDGs Leave Poorest Behind, Report Says

EurActiv: Millennium Goals leave the most deprived behind “A report by the NGO ATD Fourth World highlights the failures of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the struggle against poverty, claiming some performance measures exclude the most disadvantaged. In a report entitled ‘Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No…

Editorial, Opinions Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S., Global Response To Ebola

An editorial piece and several opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the U.S. and global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA TODAY: Ebola speeds up, world stands still: Our view Editorial Board “As the Ebola outbreak has picked up speed — sickening nearly 4,800 people and killing half…

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