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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…

Experts Express Concerns Over WHO Head’s Handling Of Ebola, Politicization Of Agency

New York Times: Effort on Ebola Hurt WHO Chief “…Diplomacy is an inevitable, even necessary, part of running the world’s main health organization, vital to getting fractious countries to cooperate for the sake of global health, [WHO Director-General Margaret Chan’s] critics acknowledge. But Dr. Chan, they say, has been too…

UNMEER Must Scale Up Ebola Efforts To Reach Zero Cases, New Head Says

U.N. News Centre: On first visit to hard-hit nations, new U.N. Ebola mission chief vows scaled-up support to end crisis “… ‘I want to visit the affected countries not only to see what’s already been done — I know we have made a lot of progress — but to see…

UNICEF North Korea Office Audit Warns Oversight Lacking On Some Health Projects

Fox News: UNICEF’s North Korea office barred from oversight of its own health projects, audit probe warns “…While UNICEF is supposed to be supporting an array of health and education programs in the country — including campaigns financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) –…

Behavior Change, Innovation, Political Will Critical To Reaching WASH Goals

Huffington Post: For 2015, Three Must-Haves for Sanitation Sanjay Wijesekera, chief of water, sanitation and hygiene, and associate director of programs at UNICEF “…For the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, 2015 is an ‘almost, but not quite’ date. The world did reach the water MDG — in 2010, in fact…

WHO Calls For Tripling Of Epidemiologists For Ebola Efforts

VOA News: Battling Ebola with Data “The World Health Organization recently called for 900 more epidemiologists to join the battle against Ebola in West Africa. That’s triple the current number. Epidemiologists study the patterns of disease outbreaks to determine how they spread and where they may go next…” (DeCapua, 1/5).

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