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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…

U.N. Commission Calls For Investments In Global Health Workforce To Attain SDGs

WHO/ILO/OECD: U.N. Commission: New investments in global health workforce will create jobs and drive economic growth “The presidents of France and South Africa [Tuesday] called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily…

U.N. To Meet This Week On Antimicrobial Resistance; High-Level Event Outcomes Unknown

CIDRAP News: Experts hope U.N. meeting on antimicrobial resistance yields action “…When global leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)], the primary objective will be to ‘summon and maintain strong national, regional, and international political commitment in addressing antimicrobial resistance comprehensively and multi-sectorally,’ according to a U.N. press…

U.N. SG Ban Urges Stronger Response To Provide Food, Nutrition To Refugees

U.N. News Centre: Sustainable livelihoods bring not only food security but dignity, for refugees — U.N. chief “Underscoring that millions of refugees around the world face food insecurity and the risk of malnutrition, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called [Monday] for stronger response to ensure that refugees are able to…

Ahead Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting, Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Time for global political action on antimicrobial resistance Editorial Board “…What coordinated actions can governments take to ensure that future generations enjoy the benefits of antimicrobials? … The heart of the problem … is findings ways to expand appropriate access to antimicrobials while at the same…

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