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Investment In HIV Prevention Research Down 4% In 2013, Report Says

UNAIDS: Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options “Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or four percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape, and changes in…

MDG Report Shows No Decline In New HIV Infections Among Young People

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global HIV response failing young people, according to U.N. report Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, writes, “While new HIV infections have declined by 44 percent among adults, people aged 15 to 24 have seen no decline…

Protect Dignity, Human Rights Of Central American Child Migrants, Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Easing plight of child migrants fleeing Central America requires ‘compassionate solutions’ — Ban “Deeply concerned by the ‘urgent humanitarian situation’ of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Wednesday] called for governments of countries where the children start, continue, or finish their journeys, to protect…

Disaster Preparedness, Conflict Prevention ‘Critical’ For Sustainable Development

The Guardian: From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater Helen Clark, U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) administrator “…Despite the overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, spending on prevention and preparedness remains a small part of the global aid budget. Now the…

UNICEF Launches National Sanitation Campaign With Haitian Government

UNICEF: New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti “UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country. The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10…

Ending AIDS By 2030 Possible With Greater International Effort, UNAIDS Report Says

News outlets highlight a new report from UNAIDS on the global AIDS epidemic. Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012 “The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since…

South Sudan Conflict Causes Surge In Malnutrition, Aid To Fall Short

News outlets report on the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and its worsening hunger and aid crisis. Agence France-Presse/News24: At least 7 million need aid in Sudan “Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan helped push to almost seven million the number needing…

More Than 10M Yemenis Face Food Insecurity, U.N. Survey Shows

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. survey shows 10 million Yemenis still struggle for food “A new United Nations survey has found that over 10 million Yemenis — more than 40 percent of the population — do not know where their next meal will come from…” (7/15).

West African Health Systems Stressed By Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on challenges to stemming the spread of Ebola in West Africa. New York Times: Death Toll From Ebola Surges in West Africa, Prompting Alarm “New cases and deaths from the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, already the worst…

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