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Health Services ‘On Verge Of Collapse’ In Gaza, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. warns of ‘rapidly unfolding’ health disaster in Gaza “Weeks of intense fighting has left medical services and facilities in the Gaza Strip ‘on the verge of collapse,’ according to senior United Nations officials in the region who today warned that a health disaster of widespread proportions…

News Outlets Recognize World Breastfeeding Week

News outlets report on World Breastfeeding Week, which takes place August 1-7. AllAfrica/South Africa News: South Africa: Breastfeeding Week Gets Underway “As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off today, the Department of Health [in South Africa] has encouraged families, communities, and employers to provide a supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed…”…

Africa Must Provide Opportunities For All People To Reach Potential

Washington Post: The next steps for Africa to meet its potential Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Africa Progress Panel “…Africa will only become a stable and vibrant partner for the United States, and the world, if it provides opportunities for all…

WHO Issues Statement On Second IHR Emergency Committee Meeting On Polio

WHO: WHO statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement regarding the second meeting of the Emergency Committee, which discussed the status of the spread of polio since the WHO’s declaration…

August 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the 2014 WHO conference on health and climate change, news articles on climate change, and several research and policy papers on various topics (August 2014).

WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan “The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea…

Food Insecurity Continues To Worsen In South Sudan As Funds Decline

News outlets report on the worsening food security situation in South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: Tutu plea to world leaders: Don’t forget South Sudan “South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Thursday urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the ‘ghastly suffering’…

U.N. Calls For Renewed Emergency Funds To Address Food Shortages In Sahel

The Guardian: Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis “About $100 million of funding is needed from international donors to pay for food security programs in the Sahel, the U.N. has warned, as more than 20 million people continue to face shortages…” (Anderson, 7/31).

U.N.-Backed Summit Calls For Enhanced Donor Commitments To LDCs

U.N. News Centre: At U.N.-backed summit, least developed countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments “At the closing today of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, ministers, senior government officials, and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfill their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 percent…

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