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WHO, African Health Officials Meet To Discuss Improving Access To Essential Medicines

VOA News: African Health Officials Seek to Improve Access to Essential Medicine “The World Health Organization (WHO) said a ‘substantial part of the population’ in the developing world lacks access to quality, essential medicines. The group’s director of essential medicines has been meeting with African health officials in Zimbabwe on…

WHO, West African Officials Coordinate Efforts To Slow Ebola Outbreak

News outlets summarize actions and warnings surrounding the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges ‘drastic action’ on Ebola, calls 11-nation meeting “The World Health Organization on Thursday called for ‘drastic action’ to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to…

WHO Says Immediate Action Needed On Ebola Outbreak In Africa

News outlets continue coverage on the ebola outbreak in West Africa and discuss the difficulty in studying the disease. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges ‘drastic action’ on Ebola outbreak in Africa “The World Health Organization warned Thursday that dramatic steps were needed to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa,…

UNICEF Urges Child Protection As Focus In International Development

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: Governments must do more to protect the rights of children “A new UNICEF report says violence and poverty are major factors affecting children’s well-being in both poor and rich countries. The document urges governments and businesses to do more to protect the rights of minors…” (6/25).

U.N. Official Outlines 6 Lessons From The SUN Movement

Food Tank: Rebuilding the International Nutrition System So it’s Fit-for-Purpose David Nabarro, special representative of the U.N. secretary general for food security and nutrition and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement coordinator, discusses six lessons learned over the past four years in the 50 countries of the SUN Movement (6/23).

U.N. Official Urges Strong Action To Ensure Women’s Rights In CAR

U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: U.N. official urges strong action to protect women, girls “With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of ‘terrifying’ violations — perpetrated by armed groups — from rape to sexual slavery and forced marriage — the head of…

U.N. Official Calls For Greater Risk Management To Prevent Humanitarian Crises

U.N. News Centre: Top U.N. humanitarian official urges greater effort to foresee, prevent crises “While the United Nations and its partners continued over the past year to meet the needs of an ever-increasing number of desperate people — from Syria to the Central African Republic, the Philippines and beyond –…

Activists Call On U.N. To Investigate Human Rights Violations Against Women In Egypt

VOA News: Activists Call for Sexual Abuse Investigation in Egypt “A group of Egyptian human rights activists is calling on the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to Egypt to investigate human rights violations against women, including sexual abuse and rape. The group is attending the U.N. Human Rights…

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