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World Must Implement New Development Agenda This Year, U.N. ECOSOC President Says

U.N. News Centre: In 2015, world must ‘realize great dream’ of sustainable development for all — U.N. Economic and Social Council chief “The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) [Friday] opened the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, declaring that 2015 must be the year when the world’s people and leaders…More

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South Korea Reports 32 MERS Deaths, 182 Total Cases; Patient In Thailand Recovers

Agence France-Presse: South Korea reports 32nd MERS death “South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus’s mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow. … The total number of infections remained unchanged at 182 and fifteen patients were in critical condition, the health…More

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Sexual Intercourse, Traditional Practices Continue To Transmit Ebola In West Africa

GlobalPost: Love in the time of Ebola: How sex is keeping the outbreak alive “…Sierra Leonean and international health officials have ordered Ebola survivors — about 9,130 people in the country — to abstain from sex for 90 days after they recover because the virus can linger in semen for that length of time after…More

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Researchers Frustrated Ebola Test Kit Yet To Be Used In Field, Despite FDA, WHO Approvals

Nature News: Researchers frustrated by failure to roll out ‘game-changing’ Ebola test “A test kit that diagnoses Ebola rapidly using just a finger prick of blood could save lives in the ongoing epidemic in West Africa. But researchers are perplexed as to why the diagnostic kit has not been deployed in the field, despite both…More

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Infectious Disease, Ebola Experts Speak About Outbreak Preparedness, Response At Aspen Ideas…

The Atlantic: Preventing the Next Pandemic “…[W]hat we’ve learned from the Ebola outbreak is that, in the face of an unexpected pandemic, [getting back to] normal isn’t good enough. ‘If one thing kills 10 million people on planet Earth in the next decade, it’s going to be a pandemic,’ said Ron Klain, who served as…More

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UNAIDS Executive Director Speaks To Devex About Ending AIDS By 2030

Devex: Invest in health to end AIDS by 2030 “The movement to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 has not only rallied global health and development organizations, but has also gained the support of governments and the private sector. But how can the global development community push on to achieve such a…More

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More Secondary Schooling Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection In Botswana, Especially Among Women,…

Agence France-Presse: Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread “Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday. Data collected among 7,018 people in Botswana found that an extra year of secondary schooling lowered the…More

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Two U.S. Oil Companies, Equatorial Guinea Partner To Fund Malaria Vaccine Trials

Financial Times: Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials “Two U.S. oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial Guinea in a rare sign of foreign investors trying to help tackle one of Africa’s biggest health scourges. Marathon Oil and Noble Energy have…More

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FGM Practiced In Western, Southern Iran, Anthropologist’s Research Shows

Reuters: Anthropologist reveals FGM practiced in western, southern Iran “…[Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady] took global campaigners by surprise this month when he published a study suggesting tens of thousands of Iranian women have undergone FGM. … Ahmady’s research, based on 4,000 interviews, shows FGM is also performed in ‘secret pockets’ of four Iranian provinces: West Azerbaijan,…More

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Myanmar Records More Than 10K Dengue Cases This Year Despite Nationwide Control Measures,…

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Over 10,000 people infected dengue fever in Myanmar so far this year “Dengue fever has infected more than 10,000 people in Myanmar in the first half of this year, killing more than 40 people, according to the Ministry of Health Monday. … An anti-dengue fever project official said the outbreak of the mosquito-infected…More

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Development Efforts Must Include Combating Illicit Drugs, U.N. Says On World Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. says efforts to combat illicit drugs must be linked to development “Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, top United Nations officials focused on the need for alternative development for farmers who cultivate illicit crops and for leaders to address drug trafficking and drug abuse…More

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Zimbabwean Health Advocates Call For Stronger Teen Pregnancy Prevention Measures, Safe Abortion…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zimbabwe teen pregnancies fuel demand for illegal abortions “The death of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean schoolgirl during an apparent botched abortion this month has spurred calls for stronger efforts to prevent teenage pregnancies and unsafe terminations. Health campaigners in Zimbabwe say the girl’s death in a Bulawayo township highlights the inadequate sexual and…More

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MDR-TB More Difficult To Spread Among Close Contacts Than Drug-Susceptible TB, Study Shows

VOA News: Multi-Drug Resistant TB Harder to Spread Among Close Contacts “Incidences of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are increasing, but British and Peruvian researchers are offering a glimmer of hope in the latest issue of PLOS Medicine. Caused by a bacterium that has evolved to become hard to kill with two or more mainstay antibiotics,…More

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Principle Of Leaving No One Behind Must Be Enshrined In SDGs

The Guardian: Sustainable development must live up to its promise to leave no one behind Helen Dennis, senior adviser on poverty and inequality at Christian Aid “…[A]s negotiators resume talks on the SDGs in New York this week, they should push for an agreement that enshrines the principle of leaving no one behind in the…More

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