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Women, Children At Risk Of Being Trafficked In Hurricane-Hit Haiti, U.N. Warns; 800K People…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Haiti’s hurricane raises risk of women, children being trafficked — U.N. “Women and children in Haiti are at heightened risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the impoverished Caribbean nation, the United Nations and aid agencies warn…” (Moloney, 10/24). U.N. News Centre: After hurricane,…More

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U.N. Seeks $400M For 2-Part Cholera Response Plan In Haiti, Including $200M To Compensate…

Associated Press: U.N. wants $200 million to compensate Haiti cholera victims “The United Nations says it is looking to raise $200 million from member states to compensate the families of people who have died from cholera in Haiti. David Nabarro, a special adviser to the secretary general, said Monday that the money to ‘provide material…More

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On World Polio Day, CDC Says World Close To Elimination But More Effort Needed; U.N. Begins…

CIDRAP News: CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed “…[T]he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked [World Polio Day] by hosting a teleconference on the current state of global polio eradication. Despite polio being ‘on the brink’ of eradication, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said new cases of the disease…More

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Gates Foundation Helps Drive Malaria Eradication Efforts

Devex: Gates Foundation shapes investments to ‘accelerate to zero’ on malaria “When Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in 2007 that ‘any goal short of eradicating malaria is accepting malaria,’ she helped to spark an industry wide shift toward ending the disease. … The Gates Foundation has led the shift…More

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Billionaires Pledge Additional Funding To Global Polio Eradication Initiative In Effort To End…

Wall Street Journal: Billionaires Pony Up More Funds in Fight to Eradicate Polio “Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases. Former New York City Mayor…More

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IPS Examines Challenges Facing Next WHO Director General

Inter Press Service: Who Should Lead the WHO Next? “…The ninth director general of the world’s peak health body will play a key role in ensuring global responses to an increasingly complex and contrasting list of global health problems: the spread of mosquito-borne diseases due to climate change, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the unfinished business of AIDS…More

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Global Forum On Gender Statistics Begins In Finland To Find Ways To Improve Disaggregated…

U.N. News Centre: U.N. statistics forum addresses efforts to support Global Goal on gender equality “[Monday marked] the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two-day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5…More

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PolitiFact Examines Data On Global TB Deaths

PolitiFact: World TB deaths shoot up — on paper “…In 2014, WHO estimated the total number of deaths at 1.5 million, with about 1.1 million who died exclusively from tuberculosis and another 0.4 million who were HIV-positive. So that’s pretty clear. The total death toll rose by about 300,000. But as the authors of the…More

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Sustained Support From New U.S. President, Congress, Global Health Community Critical To Ending…

The Hill: Bipartisan support will be critical to ending polio Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[I]f eradication efforts are sustained, the new administration and new Congress could see the end of polio entirely. … With polio remaining in only three countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan),…More

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NIH Must Be Transparent, Explain Its Support For, Involvement With ‘Widely Criticized’ U.N….

The Hill: NIH needs public examination after giving millions to rogue U.N. agency Bruce M. Chassy, professor emeritus of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is being called on the carpet to explain why it gave tens of millions of dollars to the…More

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Pharmaceutical Companies Must Work To Prevent Antibiotic Environmental Pollution In Global…

The Guardian: Antibiotic waste is polluting India and China’s rivers; big pharma must act Alejandro Litovsky, CEO of Earth Security Group “…In India and China, where a large proportion of antibiotics are produced, the poorly regulated discharge of untreated wastewater into soils and rivers is causing the spread of antibiotic ingredients which cause bacteria to…More

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More Partnerships Needed To Effectively Use Data, Technology To Track, Prevent Mosquito-Borne…

Devex: Big data can prevent global health crises — it’s time to make the most of it Gary Finnegan, editor in chief of Break Dengue; Pratit Samdani, an honorary associate professor of medicine at Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and unit head at G.T., Jaslok, Breach Candy, Bhatia, Saifee, Cumballa Hill, and Global Hospitals; Kamran…More

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Drug Regulation Critical To Addressing TB, Antimicrobial Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Drug Regulation in the Age of AMR — What We Know from our Experience with Tuberculosis “On the eve of the Union World Conference on Lung Health, [Bev Stringer, who leads the social science research and program support team at Médecins Sans Frontières,] discusses how unregulated access to anti-tuberculosis treatments…More

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White House Blog Post Outlines President Obama’s Commitment To United Nations, SDGs

White House Blog: Celebrating United Nations Day: Here’s How You Can Help Make a Difference In recognition of United Nations Day, which takes place annually on October 24, Jazmin Kay, intern in the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House, discusses President Obama’s commitment to global development through support for the U.N. and the…More

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