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Global Leaders Should Prioritize Removing Barriers To, Investing In Breastfeeding

Devex: Breastfeeding should be a global priority France Bégin, senior nutrition adviser for infant and young child nutrition at UNICEF “…At this year’s United Nations General Assembly, policymakers and elected officials should increase their political commitment for breastfeeding as they work to tackle issues of critical importance related to the…

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Political Declaration Pledging Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

Associated Press: U.N. adopts declaration on antimicrobial resistance “World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections — something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and undermine the global economy, likening it to ‘a slow-motion tsunami’…” (Astor, 9/21).…

U.N. General Assembly Expected To Adopt Declaration To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Pharmaceutical Firms Sign Voluntary Code Of Conduct To Address Issue

Al Jazeera: Superbugs reach apex of global health worries “…On September 21, superbugs get elevated to the top of the global agenda, with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, GlaxoSmithKline drug firm boss Sir Andrew Witty, and others meeting at the United Nations to keep antibiotics and other drugs working…

5M Somalis Food Insecure, Response Needs Additional Funding, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Five million Somalis now going hungry “Five million Somalis, or more than two out of five people in the country, do not have enough to eat, the United Nations said Tuesday, calling for extra funds for food aid. The latest figures represent an increase of 300,000 food insecure…

Boko Haram Conflict In Northeast Nigeria Causing Food Shortages For Millions

Agence France-Presse: Starving to death: Boko Haram’s food crisis in Nigeria “…There have been repeated warnings about the effects of food shortages caused by the Boko Haram conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 people and left 2.6 million homeless since 2009. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance, Including Expected U.N. Political Declaration

Huffington Post: Drug-Resistant TB Should Figure Prominently In The Global AMR Response Madhukar Pai, professor and director of global health at McGill University “…[I]t may be more impactful for [drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB)] control to be seen as one component of a comprehensive strategy to address [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)]. While TB…

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