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Tanzania’s President Kikwete Urges U.S. Investment In Nation, Is Appointed To U.N. Global Health Crises Panel

Humanosphere: President of Tanzania lauds Seattle, seeks investments, and dodges media Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson discusses a talk by President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete presented April 2 in Seattle, Washington, during which he urged U.S. investment in the nation. Paulson notes, “That same day, United Nations Secretary-General…

Ending Tobacco Use Presents Global Health Challenge

Inter Press Service: Curbing Tobacco Use – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back “The numbers are in, and there’s not much to celebrate: every year, about six million people die as a result of tobacco use, including 600,000 who succumb to the effects of second-hand smoke. … One of the…

U.N. Calls For Protection Of Civilians Caught In Yemen Conflict

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. relief chief urges all sides to do more to protect civilians “Extremely concerned for the safety of civilians caught in the midst of ‘fierce fighting’ in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator called today on all parties involved to meet their…

IRIN Examines Health Supply Chain For Refugees, Internally Displaced People

IRIN: Take the medicine trail “…[I]it can take up to six months to deliver essential drugs to refugees and internally displaced people in far-flung parts of the globe. IRIN has delved into the supply chains used by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Join us on…

U.N. Looks Ahead To May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

Inter Press Service: U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis “As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take…

WHO Dedicates World Health Day To Issue Of Food Safety

World Health Organization: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe In a news release in advance of World Health Day, which takes place April 7th, the World Health Organization discusses new data on the global burden of foodborne diseases and calls for “coordinated, cross-border action across…

Simplified Antibiotic Regimen Can Effectively Treat Sick Babies, Studies Show

News outlets report on results from two studies — one in The Lancet and another in The Lancet Global Health — that suggest that a simplified antibiotic regimen can effectively treat sick babies. HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report: Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations “Newborns and young…

Children In Need Of Protection In Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N., NGOs Warn

Al Jazeera America: U.N., NGOs decry humanitarian crisis in Yemen “As a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen entered its seventh day on Wednesday, international organizations and relief agencies expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths, many of them children, and the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis unfolding…” (Kutsch,…

Pledges For Syrian Humanitarian Aid Fall Short Of Target

Inter Press Service: Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions “…[United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] appeal for a hefty 8.4 billion dollars in humanitarian aid fell short of its target — despite great-hearted efforts by three major donors: the European Commission (E.C.) and its member…

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