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U.N. Official Predicts Ebola Outbreak To End By August

BBC News: Ebola outbreak ‘over by August,’ U.N. suggests “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the U.N. Ebola mission has told the BBC. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the U.N. had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting ‘arrogantly’…”…

Many Institutions, Including WHO, Failed In Ebola Response, MSF Report Says

News outlets discuss a report by Medécins Sans Frontières analyzing the response to the West African Ebola outbreak. Deutsche Welle: Ebola report slams slow WHO response “A year on from the start of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, Doctors Without Borders published a report slamming the international community’s response…

Senegal’s Health Minister Considers Campaign To Be Next WHO Director General

Bloomberg News: Ebola Contained, Senegal Health Minister Eyes U.N. Health Post “Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck is considering running for the World Health Organization’s top post after the nation limited Ebola to a single patient. President Macky Sall has discussed a bid for 2017 with supporters, Seck, 63,…

World Tobacco Conference Urges Increased Efforts To Curb Smoking, Tobacco-Related NCDs

Agence France-Presse: Global conference declares all tobacco products harmful “A global anti-tobacco conference that ended Saturday urged countries to take steps to reduce the consumption of tobacco, which it said was a leading cause of disease and death worldwide. In its final declaration, the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR…

Active Ingredient In Monsanto Insecticide ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans,’ WHO Says

Reuters: Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer — World Health Organization “The world’s most widely used weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto…

Ahead Of World TB Day, Ambassador Eric Goosby Discusses Prioritizing TB In Global Health Agenda

Huffington Post: In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing “…In January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. A seasoned veteran in public health, Ambassador Goosby’s appointment provides an…

WHO Calls For Global Action To Reach Goals Of ‘End TB Strategy’

WHO: WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB” “As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for ‘global solidarity and action’ to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. … WHO’s End TB Strategy, adopted by…