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News Outlets Report On Global Health-Related Events At World Economic Forum

News outlets summarize recent activity taking place at and on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

U.N. News Centre: At Davos Forum, Ban seeks business help to fight gender inequality, climate change, hunger
“In a whirlwind of events at the World Economic Forum in Davos today Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the vital need for Governments, business, and civil society to cooperate whether in erasing gender inequality and harnessing ‘girl power’ to reach development goals, combatting climate change, or eliminating hunger…” (1/23).

Boston.com: Senator Patrick Leahy to ‘explore’ tying foreign aid to human rights
“Speaking yesterday at the 2014 World Economic Summit being held in Switzerland, Senator Patrick Leahy suggested that the U.S. might need to take a closer look at the way countries treat LGBT citizens before approving foreign aid packages…” (Zimmerman, 1/23).

Des Moines Register: DuPont, USAID partnership seeks to reduce hunger, poverty
“DuPont and the U.S. agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid said Thursday they have agreed to strengthen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by working with farmers operating small-scale operations…” (Doering, 1/23).

USAID: USAID and DuPont Announce Commitment to Increase Farmer Productivity and Food and Nutrition Security
“On the margins of the World Economic Forum at Davos, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont formally announced a joint agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by enabling smallholder farmers access to proven, safe, and transformative agricultural innovations…” (1/23).