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Birx Meets With Civil Society To Outline PEPFAR’s Goals

UNAIDS: United States Global AIDS Coordinator presents PEPFAR’s vision to civil society “On the side-lines of the sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, UNAIDS convened a meeting between European-based members of civil society with Ambassador Deborah Birx, the new United States Global AIDS Coordinator. … UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures acknowledged…

U.N. Women Launches Campaign For Gender Equality

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Women launches year-long campaign to build world where gender equality is reality “The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing…”…

World Health Assembly Approves Resolutions, Frameworks

Media outlets recap recent releases from the World Health Assembly, which was held in Geneva this past week. Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Hepatitis resolution passed by 67th World Health Assembly includes calls for increased access to new medicine, syringe exchange Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science…

Focus On Realistic Goals Essential For Establishing SDGs

Business Day: Setting the right global goals Bjorn Lomborg, director of Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School “…The ultimate decision about which targets to set for the coming 15 years is a complex and deeply political discussion, and advice from economists will not magically resolve all…

Donors Must Step Up Efforts In S. Sudan ‘To Save This Generation’

Huffington Post: South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives Toby Lanzer, U.N. assistant secretary-general and in Juba, South Sudan as deputy special representative and development and humanitarian coordinator “On 9 May, South Sudanese leaders signed an ‘Agreement to Resolve the Crisis’ that has gripped their country…

World Health Assembly, Side Events Address Smallpox Stocks, Access To Medicines

Media outlets report on the ongoing World Health Assembly meeting and associated side events. Intellectual Property Watch: BRICS Ministers Join Forces For Access To Medicines “At a side event to the opening of the 2014 World Health Assembly, strong statements were made by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South…

Forum Launches SDG Tool; U.N. Official Stresses Cooperation On Goals’ Formation

News outlets report on progress to shape the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. SciDev.Net: Tool built to help pick Sustainable Development Goals “A tool designed to help policymakers choose the best Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals when they expire next year has been launched by…

Displaced Persons In Western Myanmar Face Disease Risks, U.N. Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. warns of disease risk in western Myanmar displacement camps “Deteriorating living conditions and a looming rainy season are increasing the risk of waterborne diseases in the sprawling, squalid displacement camps in western Myanmar where tens of thousands of people live, the United Nations warned on Tuesday…”…

U.N. Launches Guidance On Attacks Against Schools, Hospitals

U.N. News Centre: ‘Act to Protect’: U.N. launches guide on attacks against schools, hospitals “Every child has a right to education and health, the United Nations [Wednesday] said launching a guidance note to assist the people monitoring, reporting, and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals…” (5/21).

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