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Two-Thirds Of People In Countries Where FGM Occurs Oppose Practice, UNICEF Data Show

U.N. News Centre: Majority oppose female genital mutilation in countries where practice persists — U.N. agency “New data from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveal that about two-thirds of men, women, boys, and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end.…

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…

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