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Global Action Plan For Newborns Announced At MNCH Partners’ Forum

World Health Organization: Landmark global action plan outlines strategy to prevent 2.9 million newborn deaths “…New financial, policy, and private sector commitments to save newborn lives from 40 partners [are] to be announced at 2014 Partners’ Forum. Investments in quality care at birth could save the lives of three million…

African Union Heads Of State Commit To Sustain Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

UNAIDS: African Union: translating political commitments into action “African Heads of State committed to sustain efforts to ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by adopting the recommendations stated in an AIDS Watch Africa report — including prioritizing AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the new development goals in order to ensure that…

U.N. SG Ban Urges Strong Voice For New Body Focused On Sustainability

U.N. News Centre: Saying ‘change is in the air,’ Ban urges new U.N. body to galvanize global sustainability agenda “With the close of the Millennium Development Goal era just months away, and work already beginning on a successor agenda to reign in poverty and put the planet on a sustainable course…

West Africa, WHO Take Steps To Respond To Ebola Outbreak

News outlets continue to cover responses from the WHO and African health officials to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: A look at how West Africa is combating Ebola “The Ebola outbreak in three West African countries is already the deadliest to date with 635 cases and 367…

Sudanese Children Facing Crisis, UNICEF Says

Voice of America: U.N.: Millions of Sudan’s Children Facing Acute Crisis “The U.N. Children’s Fund said Sudan today is home to one of the biggest children’s crises in the world. UNICEF warns conflict, displacement, and underdevelopment are putting children at risk of death, disease, and disability…”

Meeting In S. Africa Prompts Media Coverage Of Issues Surrounding Maternal, Child Health

News outlets report on the Partners’ Forum 2014, sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and taking place this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as other issues surrounding maternal and child health. Agence France-Presse: High-birth Niger strives to lower maternal mortality “…The West African…

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,…

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