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Ending Extreme Poverty Requires Governments To Act, U.N. Adviser Jeffrey Sachs Says

Huffington Post: The Rich Countries Are Leaving the Poor for Dead: Jeffrey Sachs on the Millennium Development Goals Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…Despite his experiences of skepticism and false promises over the past 15 years, Sachs still believes that…

Progress Toward MDGs Shows Mixed Results, U.N. Report Suggests

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015 “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] reported that by the end of 2015, the world will have met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria, and…

Following 2 Major Earthquakes, Nepal Begins To Rebuild; U.N. Praises Emergency Preparedness, Says Relief Workers Must Listen To Local Populations

Devex: Disaster responders must listen to Nepalese — Valerie Amos “…After returning from a visit to the disaster zone, where 8.1 million people require humanitarian assistance, Valerie Amos — speaking to Devex before a second 7.3-magnitude quake hit the country May 12 — said that communicating with affected districts was…

Global Hearings Gather Recommendations On MCH For U.N., World Health Assembly

The Guardian: ‘My mother did everything but she was left to bleed to death after giving birth’ “…Last week’s citizens’ hearing [in Kampala, Uganda,] was one of several that have been organized around the globe in recent months to garner support for reproductive health and childcare. … On Thursday, the…

Yemen’s Tenuous Temporary Ceasefire Allows For Delivery Of Humanitarian Aid To Civilians

Agence France-Presse: Situation in Yemen ‘catastrophic,’ warns U.N. food agency “The U.N.’s food agency warned Wednesday that the situation in Yemen was ‘catastrophic,’ as aid agencies rushed to take advantage of a temporary ceasefire to help desperate civilians…” (5/13). U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. welcomes ceasefire as ‘lifesaving’ humanitarian relief…

WHO Report Examines Global Response To Antimicrobial Resistance

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO report reveals awareness of antimicrobial resistance low, risks are high worldwide Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports on the WHO’s 2015 “Worldwide country situation analysis: response to antimicrobial resistance.” “The report follows WHO’s first look at the worldwide…

Tracking, Delivering Aid For Nepal Earthquake Relief Proves Challenging

Humanosphere: The struggle to get aid to quake survivors in Nepal Melody Schreiber, program manager at the International Reporting Project, discusses the challenges of providing disaster assistance and ensuring funds reach the appropriate sources in Nepal (5/13).

WHO Wraps Up Meeting Pledging To Advance R&D, Preparedness For Next Disease Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO works on plan to tackle disease outbreaks after Ebola fiasco “The World Health Organization, reeling under stinging criticism for its late response to the worst ever Ebola outbreak, on Tuesday said it was creating a blueprint to handle future disease outbreaks. A two-day meeting of the U.N.…