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No Need To Delay, Relocate Olympics Because Of Zika, WHO Emergency Committee Says

Deutsche Welle: WHO: No need to delay Olympics over Zika “The World Health Organization says there’s only a ‘very low risk’ of the Zika virus spreading due to the Olympics. Health officials say there is no need to delay the sporting event…” (6/14). New York Times: WHO Says Olympics Should…

Pope Francis Urges Nations To ‘Feed People, Not Wars’ In Address At U.N. WFP

Deutsche Welle: Pope condemns ‘paradox’ of guns but no food in conflict zones “Pope Francis told a meeting at the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) that preventing supplies from reaching war zones was a violation of international law, adding that the world faced a ‘strange paradox.’ Francis’ visit to the…

Some Organizations Disappointed In Final Document Of U.N. High-Level Meeting On Ending AIDS

Inter Press Service: AIDS Meeting Was Bold but Disappointing, Organizations Say “Though the High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS ended with the adoption of bold and life-saving targets, many organizations have expressed their disappointment in its outcomes. … Many were particularly concerned with stripped and exclusionary language on so-called key populations…

Global Commitment Critical To Ending Malnutrition By 2030

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why working to end malnutrition is our profession — and our passion Roman Tesfaye, first lady of Ethiopia, and Lawrence Haddad, economist and senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute “…[T]o make sure governments and donors intensify their investments [against malnutrition], all of us…

Global Community Must Carefully Use Antibiotics

Huffington Post: Is Antimicrobial Resistance On Your Radar Yet? Michael Møller, director general of U.N. Office at Geneva “…Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat to global public health. And this is not only about the problem of abusing antibiotics until they lose their effect — which is already…

Not All U.N. Member States Pleased With Final Declaration Of High-Level Meeting On Ending AIDS

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HLM 2016 AIDS: ‘Reaffirming’ urgency while dodging realities, U.N. resolution on HIV shows what happens when a declaration is political Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports on the outcomes of the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, highlighting the…

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