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Ebola, NCDs and SDGs, China vaccines and more | WHO Bulletin

Highlights from the September 2014 issue:   •       Testing treatments for Ebola virus disease •       Noncommunicable disease control and development goals •       China vaccines enter global market •       Identifying frail elderly patients before it’s Read More

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Are donors adequately funding faith groups for maximum impact in global health?

David J. Olson | Global Health TV |Last November, at an event associated with the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I Read More

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Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration

Government officials across the world will sit down in conference rooms over the next year to rebuild the global development policy agenda. For the last 14 years their lodestar has been the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. Those goals will expire next year. As you read this, the United Nations is running a vast process to write the sequel, a new set of global development policy goals for many years to come. Something surprising and exciting is germinating in that process

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Ebola, NCDs and SDGs, China vaccines and more | WHO Bulletin

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Highlights from the September 2014 issue:   •       Testing treatments for Ebola virus disease •       Noncommunicable disease control and development goals •       China vaccines enter global market •       Identifying frail elderly patients before it’s Read More


Lack Of Sanitation Leads To Health Problems In Uganda, But Local Solutions Offer Progress

Al Jazeera America: Unclogging Uganda’s rural sanitation crisis “…Poor sanitation and hygiene are contributing factors to three-quarters of the diseases found [in Uganda], according to Julian Kyomuhangi, assistant commissioner for environmental health at Uganda’s Ministry of Health. … Foreign aid officials working on sanitation in Uganda say the most effective model they’ve found is one…More


Somalia Heading Towards Second Famine; Donors Must Act Now, U.N. Says

Reuters: Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine ‘catastrophe’: U.N. “War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, said on Sunday…” (Jorgic, 8/29).


Misunderstanding Of Sex Hinders Effective HIV Prevention Strategies, Experts Say

IRIN: Does the global HIV response understand sex? “Stigma, squeamishness, and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behavior, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards ‘sex positive’ approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection…” (8/28).


Overcoming Malnutrition Key To Achieving MDGs 4, 5

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Overcoming Malnutrition Key to Maternal and Child Health Improvements, Says Dr. Ranu Dhillon Sarah Meyerhoff, an intern at the Wilson Center, discusses a podcast by Ranu Dhillon, a global health expert from Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, in which he highlights nutrition and…More


Issue Brief Discusses Integration Of WASH, Water Conservation, Climate Resilience

National Resources Defense Council’s “Switchboard”: USAID Needs to Bring Together Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience in Development Assistance Elizabeth Shope, an advocate with the NRDC, discusses an issue brief she authored, titled “Connecting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience: The Need to Facilitate…More


Lack Of Global Response Contributing To Worsening Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the responses to and predictions for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Wall Street Journal: Ebola Virus Crisis Worsens for Lack of Global Help “…The rapid expansion of the Ebola epidemic sends a shrill wake-up call to the global health community and the governments that often provide aid in crises —…More


Are donors adequately funding faith groups for maximum impact in global health?

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David J. Olson | Global Health TV |Last November, at an event associated with the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I Read More


WHO, U.S. Official Warn Ebola Outbreak Will Worsen, As Death Toll Reaches 1,550

News outlets report on the widening scope of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: U.S. official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse “A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get…More


U.S., U.N. Pledge Additional Funding To Help African Nations Address Ebola

News outlets report on additional funding from the U.S. and U.N. to help nations in Africa address Ebola ABC News Radio: USAID Pledges Additional $5 Million to Combat Spread of Ebola “The U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday pledged an additional $5 million to help fight the continuing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.…More


Aid Groups Preparing To Deliver Food To West African Nations Affected By Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: Groups rush to avoid food crisis in Ebola-stricken areas “With food stocks running low in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, international organizations are preparing for a looming food crisis amid concerns that imports are being affected and farmers in areas quarantined will not be able to harvest and deliver their crops…” (Hogan,…More


Civil Society Meeting At U.N. Discusses Post-2015 Development Agenda

U.N. News Centre: Civil society gathers at U.N. to help shape new vision for global development, prosperity “Civil society converged on United Nations Headquarters in New York today to make their voices heard regarding the future global development agenda that will point the way forward on a range of issues such as eradicating poverty, eliminating…More


Activists Upset Over Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

VOA News: HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists “Uganda’s president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda’s HIV-positive community…” (Paulat, 8/27).


U.N. Food Aid Reaches More Than 700,000 Iraqis Since June, WFP Reports

News outlets report on the U.N.’s announcement that it has scaled-up its food aid operations and reached more than 700,000 Iraqis since June. Agence France-Presse: U.N. scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict “The U.N. food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families, crammed into the Iraqi…More


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