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Chinese Proposals To Tighten Vaccine Distribution Supervision Would Help Curb Illegal Distribution But Difficult To Implement, WHO Says

Reuters: China’s tougher vaccine rules ‘welcome,’ complex to implement: WHO “China’s proposals to impose tougher rules over its vaccine market will help stamp out illegal behavior and strengthen oversight, but will be ‘complex’ to implement, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Friday. The State Council, China’s…

Growing Disparities In Health, Well-Being Between Poor, Middle Class Children In Wealthy Nations, UNICEF Report Shows

Newsweek: Wealthy Countries Show Growing Inequality in Children’s Health, Income: UNICEF “Children in wealthy countries face increasing inequality in health, income, and life satisfaction, according to a new study from the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF…” (Westcott, 4/13). New York Times: U.N. Reports Growing Inequality Among Children in Rich Nations…

U.N. Begins New Open Process For Selecting Secretary General

Associated Press: U.N. takes historic step to open selection of new U.N. chief “The United Nations took a historic step Tuesday to open up the usually secret process of selecting the next secretary general, giving all countries the chance to question candidates on such issues as how they would resist…

International Community Must Work Together To Address Humanitarian Crises

Huffington Post: The Forgotten Crises Samuel A. Worthington, CEO of InterAction “…We must not ignore people in Africa who are forced to flee from their homes due to violence and conflict. … [W]e must work to immediately alleviate suffering and build communities that are resilient to multiple shocks. … The…

Global Leaders Should Consider Creation Of Global Humanitarian Fund

The Guardian: The world needs a humanitarian fund to assist long-term crises Robin Davies, associate director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University “…It is anomalous that the world is equipped with global funds to finance action on infectious diseases and climate change, but not humanitarian crises.…

Drought Conditions Increasing Food Insecurity In Ethiopia, Northern Somalia, U.N. Says

Bloomberg: Food Emergency Spreads in Ethiopia as Drought Worsens, U.N. Says “…Consecutive missed rainy seasons last year caused by the ocean-warming effects of El Niño have left about a fifth of Ethiopia’s approximately 100 million population in need of food aid. A total of 443 districts were categorized as being…

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