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Violence Against Civilians, Aid Workers Hampers CAR Relief Efforts

News outlets report on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic (CAR), where attacks are being targeted at both civilians and aid workers. U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: As violence flares, U.N. warns of worsening humanitarian conditions “Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the…

Election Of New WHO AFRO Head ‘Critical Test For The Agency’

The Lancet: WHO AFRO: in need of new leadership Editorial Board “Although now is not the time for a detailed review of the failures that led to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, enough is known to say that WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) failed catastrophically in…

High-Level Meeting Examines Global Fund’s New Funding Model For TB Financing

UNAIDS: High-level dialogue: making the Global Fund’s new funding model work for tuberculosis “…Greater commitment and resources are needed to mount an effective response to TB and a high-level round-table event examined how this can be done through the new funding model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis…

TIME Discusses WHO’s Response To Ebola Outbreak, Interviews Director-General Chan

TIME Magazine discusses the WHO’s response to the West African Ebola outbreak and features an interview with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. TIME: The World Health Organization Comes Under Fire for Failure to Stop Ebola “The agency has been missing in action at a critical time…” (Walt, 10/30). TIME: WHO Chief…

Ebola Epidemic Forcing WFP To Operate Beyond Core Mission, Official Says

The Guardian: Scale of Ebola epidemic in Guinea forces WFP into uncharted territory “…Elisabeth Faure, WFP’s Guinea director, said the scale of the [Ebola] epidemic was forcing the organization to operate far beyond its core emergency mission of getting $25m (£15.5m) of food to at least 353,000 people. As well…

U.N.’s Ban Launches Global Campaign To End FGM

News outlets report on the launch of a U.N. campaign to end female genital mutilation. Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation “U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors…

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. Matshidiso Moeti Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Yuna Sakuma, a CGD research assistant, note the WHO in November will select its next regional…

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