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September 26, 2016

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Kenya To Make World’s First Pediatric TB Drug Available At National Level

Devex: Kenya will roll out the first child-friendly TB drug “Kenya will become the first country to adopt and roll out at the national level the world’s first tuberculosis treatment for children next week. … The drug’s adoption in Kenya aims to correct a gap in TB treatment that frequently…

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WHO Announces 6 Candidates For Director General; Experts Discuss Wishes For Leadership With Reuters

The Guardian: Who’s WHO? Six candidates named for next World Health Organization chief “Six candidates from Africa, Asia, and Europe — including one Briton — have been nominated for the position of director general of the World Health Organization, at a time when experts have emphasized the need for the…

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Washington Post Article Provides Visualizations Of U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Washington Post: The U.S. foreign aid budget, visualized “…If we take [U.S. foreign aid] out of the budget pie and dissect it, we get two broad categories: economic assistance, which we commonly refer to as humanitarian aid, and military assistance … U.S. foreign aid serves many stated purposes, but, generally…

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Obstetricians In Puerto Rico, U.S. Unsure What To Expect Among Newborns Exposed To Zika

New York Times: Doctors Brace for Zika Babies “This month, the first group of babies in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the Zika virus in their first trimester are being born. Pediatricians do not know what to expect. ‘This is not like any other outbreak or epidemic,’…

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Without Support From International Community, Least Developed Countries Will Miss 2021 Development Targets, U.N. Deputy SG Says

U.N. News Centre: Least developed countries will miss 2021 targets without world support — deputy U.N. chief “Unless progress speeds up considerably with full support from the international community, the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) will miss the growth and productivity targets they have set themselves by the target date…

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UNGA Side Event Examines Methods For Delivering Health Services To Refugees, Migrants, Calls For Updated Strategies

Global Health NOW: The Long View: Refugee and Migrant Health “Traditional strategies for delivering health services to refugees and migrants will not meet the needs of today’s 65 million displaced people, according to refugee, development, and global health experts who met Thursday at a U.N. General Assembly side event…” (Simpson,…

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Nigeria President Appeals For International Humanitarian Aid In Crisis Spurred By Boko Haram

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria’s Buhari appeals to world for aid “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appealed Friday for the international community to help relieve the growing humanitarian disaster triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency in a plea for aid at the U.N. General Assembly. Warnings about food shortages caused by the conflict…

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Haiti President Urges U.N. General Assembly To Back Secretary General’s Appeal For Additional Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Haiti awaits full implementation of U.N. pledges on cholera outbreak, president tells assembly “Warning of a ‘significant humanitarian deterioration’ following fresh outbreaks of cholera in his country, Haitian President Jocelerme Privert took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly [Friday] to call for swift implementation…

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Uganda’s ‘Young Positive’ Pageants Aim To Reduce Stigma, Discrimination Of People Living With HIV

Associated Press: AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination “…[Tryphena] Natukunda was crowned Miss Young Positive during a boisterous affair at a Kampala hotel early Sunday, besting nine other contestants in an annual competition organized to enlighten people about the dangers of discriminating against people with AIDS. A…

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