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India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus, WHO Announces

U.N. News Centre: Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India — U.N. health agency “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries…” (7/14).

U.N. High-Level Meeting Offers Opportunity For Global Community To Mobilize Around Universal Provision Of Antimicrobials

The Lancet: U.N. High-Level Meeting on antimicrobials — what do we need? Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, and senior research scholar and lecturer at Princeton University, and colleagues “…The [U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting of Heads of State] must develop realistic goals, stimulate…

In Debate, U.N. Secretary General Candidates Discuss Whether Organization Should Take Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Humanosphere: A lone hand raised on the question of U.N. responsibility for cholera in Haiti Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the first-ever televised debate of U.N. secretary general candidates, during which candidates were asked whether the U.N. should apologize for the Haiti cholera epidemic. Murphy notes that only one candidate,…

Devex Examines International Efforts To Work Toward Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Universal health coverage movement, alliance or partnership? “…One of the targets under SDG 3 is to achieve universal health coverage, which helped garner support behind a proposal of creating a partnership — now with a wider set of players — that would boost efforts to achieve strong and resilient…

U.S. Should Urge U.N. To Take Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Foreign Affairs: No Immunity from Cholera Debra L. Raskin, lecturer at Columbia Law School, and Anil Kalhan, associate professor at Drexel University Thomas L. Kline School of Law “…Despite [the evidence that U.N. peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti,] the United Nations has refused to accept responsibility for the [2010 cholera]…

International Tribunal Upholds Nations’ Rights To Implement Tobacco Control Measures To Protect Health

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: International tribunal upholds states’ rights to protect health through tobacco control “An international tribunal has upheld the sovereign authority of states to protect health through tobacco control. The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has confirmed that tobacco control measures…

After Significant Gains, Declines In Global HIV Incidence Stall, New Infections Rising In Some Regions; More Effort Needed To End AIDS By 2030, UNAIDS Warns In New Report

Agence France-Presse: Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk: U.N. “Efforts to end the global AIDS pandemic by 2030 are lagging, the U.N. warned Tuesday, decrying rising numbers of new HIV infections among adults in many regions, with Russia especially hard-hit…” (Larson, 7/12). The Guardian: HIV infecting 2m more people…

New U.N.-Backed Partnership Aims To End Violence Against Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed partnership, support fund launched to end violence against children “A United Nations-backed partnership and fund were launched [Tuesday] to make achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence and torture against children a public priority and a collective responsibility.…

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