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May 31, 2016

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WHO Rejects Calls From Health Experts To Move, Postpone Rio Olympics Because Of Zika

Associated Press: U.N. health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call “The World Health Organization says there is ‘no public health justification’ for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak…” (Moulson, 5/28). Deutsche Welle: WHO says ‘no public health justification’ for postponing Olympics over Zika…

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WHO Zika Response Program 13% Funded, ‘Severely’ Affecting Efforts, Spokesperson Says

Agence France-Presse: WHO says Zika response plan only 13 percent funded “The World Health Organization’s Zika response program is only 13 percent funded, ‘severely’ compromising efforts to combat the virus that is increasingly becoming a global threat, the U.N. agency said Monday. But the significant funding gaps in the $17.7…

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West African Nations Better Able To Respond To Disease Outbreaks After Ebola, WHO Regional Director Says

VOA News: W. Africa Better Prepared to Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks “The World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa says West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Matshidiso Moeti says Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are now able to respond…

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Consensus Reached On WHO Infant Formula Guidance; Advocates Fear Lukewarm Acceptance By Some Governments

Reuters: WHO guidance on infant milk formulas gets lukewarm backing “National health officials stopped short on Friday of fully endorsing World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to end the aggressive marketing of breast milk substitutes and baby foods for newborn and older infants. Activists said the consensus, hammered out in negotiations…

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G7 Must Remain Focused On Global Development, Health, Environmental Issues, U.N.’s Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: In Japan, Ban calls on G7 to back global goals, climate action, U.N. humanitarian response efforts “Addressing world leaders at an event on the side lines of the G7 meeting currently under way in Nagoya, Japan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the gathering to remain focused…

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U.N., Rotary International Partnership Can Help Eradicate Polio, SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: ‘Our partnership is stronger than polio,’ says Ban, prasing Rotary International’s support of U.N. goals “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Sunday] praised the ‘invaluable partnership’ between Rotary International and the United Nations, telling delegates gathered in Seoul, Korea, for the organization’s annual international conference that Rotarians had been instrumental…

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Advocates Warn Western Donors’ Funding Cuts To UNFPA Could Hurt Women’s Reproductive Health, Rights Worldwide

Inter Press Service: UNFPA Funding Cuts Threaten Women’s Health in Poorer Nations “The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), which has played a key role in ensuring maternal health and promoting reproductive rights of millions of women worldwide, is expected to suffer over $140 million in funding cuts by Western donors this…

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WHO Report On NCDs Shows Little Progress Since 2010

Devex: The NCDs fight awaits data, pushes need to change perceptions “The global fight toward the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases is not faring well — at least according to the latest World Health Organization report on countries’ progress against the nine voluntary targets member states adopted years ago…

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Large Non-Profit Foundations Serve As Important Funding Sources For, Can Profit From Biotech Start-Ups

Reuters: How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech “The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. The regulatory green light…

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