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U.N.’s Ban Says Gaps In HIV Prevention, Treatment Must Be Closed To End AIDS Epidemic by 2030; Mayors Sign Paris Declaration

U.N. News Centre: World AIDS Day: U.N., urban leaders endorse ‘fast track’ to ending epidemic by 2030 “Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centered approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on…

FAO Recognizes 13 Countries For Achieving MDG Hunger Target

U.N. News Centre: U.N. recognizes achievement of thirteen countries in eradicating hunger ahead of 2015 deadline “To honor their outstanding progress in fighting hunger, 13 countries were commended [Monday] by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for achieving food security milestones ahead of the global 2015 deadline and…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of HIV/AIDS In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

The Hill: Politics change but the battle against HIV continues Adaora Adimora, chair of the HIV Medicine Association and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill MSNBC: United Nations: We can end AIDS by 2030 Simon Bland, director of the UNAIDS New York Office Huffington Post:…

HIV Case Numbers Increasing In Europe, Central Asia, WHO Warns

News outlets report on a WHO warning issued on Thursday that the number of HIV cases in Europe and Central Asia is increasing. Deutsche Welle: WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia “The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that the HIV/AIDS virus remains a very…

West African Ebola Toll Reaches Nearly 7,000 Deaths, 16,000 Cases, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the number of Ebola cases and deaths reported by the WHO on Friday. International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: Nearly 7,000 Dead, 16,000 Likely Infected With Virus, Says World Health Organization “Almost 7,000 people have died of Ebola virus disease and more than 16,000 either have had…

U.N. Humanitarian Assistance Head Valerie Amos Steps Down, Ban Announces

Devex: Valerie Amos steps down as U.N. humanitarian aid chief “Valerie Amos, the top United Nations official for humanitarian assistance, is stepping down after four years in charge of overseeing U.N.-led international relief efforts in some of the world’s most troubled nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday…” (Santamaria, 11/27).

132 Dead Of Cholera This Year In Haiti, U.N. Report Shows

Agence France-Presse: Haiti cholera outbreak kills 132 in 2014 “Haiti’s cholera epidemic has killed 132 people and may have infected nearly 15,000 others so far this year, a U.N. agency report said Wednesday…” (11/26).

December 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The December 2014 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as editorials on health systems resilience and health policy and systems research (December 2014).

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