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Climate Change, Human Interference Create Greater Threat Of Animal-To-Human Disease Outbreaks, U.N. Official Warns

The Independent: World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks “Outbreaks of deadly animal-to-human viruses such as Ebola could become more likely due to climate change and human encroachment into untouched natural habitats, a leading United Nations expert has warned. Dr. David Nabarro, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy on Ebola, told…

Tanzania’s President Kikwete Urges U.S. Investment In Nation, Is Appointed To U.N. Global Health Crises Panel

Humanosphere: President of Tanzania lauds Seattle, seeks investments, and dodges media Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson discusses a talk by President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete presented April 2 in Seattle, Washington, during which he urged U.S. investment in the nation. Paulson notes, “That same day, United Nations Secretary-General…

Ending Tobacco Use Presents Global Health Challenge

Inter Press Service: Curbing Tobacco Use – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back “The numbers are in, and there’s not much to celebrate: every year, about six million people die as a result of tobacco use, including 600,000 who succumb to the effects of second-hand smoke. … One of the…

U.N. Calls For Protection Of Civilians Caught In Yemen Conflict

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. relief chief urges all sides to do more to protect civilians “Extremely concerned for the safety of civilians caught in the midst of ‘fierce fighting’ in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator called today on all parties involved to meet their…

IRIN Examines Health Supply Chain For Refugees, Internally Displaced People

IRIN: Take the medicine trail “…[I]it can take up to six months to deliver essential drugs to refugees and internally displaced people in far-flung parts of the globe. IRIN has delved into the supply chains used by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Join us on…

U.N. Looks Ahead To May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

Inter Press Service: U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis “As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take…

WHO Dedicates World Health Day To Issue Of Food Safety

World Health Organization: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe In a news release in advance of World Health Day, which takes place April 7th, the World Health Organization discusses new data on the global burden of foodborne diseases and calls for “coordinated, cross-border action across…