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HHS Secretary Price Should Look To Example Of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ Leadership To Address, Improve Health Care Access

The Hill: Developing nations are taking the lead on health care access — U.S. could learn from them Krista Scott of Child Care Aware of America; Uzma Alam, global health practitioner; and Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, health care policy expert, and all participants in the Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity Public…

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FT Health Discusses Impact Of Conflict On Disease Spread, Features Interview With Outgoing WHO Director General

FT Health: war and the spread of disease The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the impact of conflict on the spread of diseases and features excerpts from an interview with outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan about her legacy. In addition, the newsletter provides a…

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U.S. Delegation To U.N. Human Rights Council Refuses To Endorse Section Supporting Right To Safe Abortion In Resolution Condemning Abuse, Discrimination Of Women

Agence France-Presse: U.S. balks at ‘abortion’ mention in U.N. call to fight abuse of women “The U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday condemning abuse and discrimination of women, but Washington refused to back one paragraph mentioning access to safe abortions. The strongly worded resolution, tabled by Canada,…

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Devex Examines Bloomberg Philanthropies’ ‘Partnership For Healthy Cities’ Initiative

Devex: A peek into Bloomberg’s new public health initiative “For the next 18 months, Bloomberg Philanthropies, in partnership with the World Health Organization and Vital Strategies, will be working with cities across the globe to tackle the different factors contributing to noncommunicable diseases. A total of 46 out of a…

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In Haiti, U.N. Security Council Stresses Support To End Nation’s Cholera Epidemic

Reuters: United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight “The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it. … Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs…

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U.N. Office On Drugs And Crime Releases 2017 World Drug Report Highlighting Growing Problem Of Opioid Use

U.N. News Centre: Global narcotics market ‘thriving’; range of available drugs diversifying at alarming pace — U.N. “Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million — or 0.6 percent of the global adult population — were engaged in ‘problematic use’ and suffered from…

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WHO’s Travel Spending Does Not Represent ‘Warped Priorities’ But Reflects Necessary Operations To Fulfill Global Health Mandate

Washington Post: The World Health Organization spends more on travel than on key diseases. That’s actually okay. Mara Pillinger, PhD candidate in political science at George Washington University “…[C]omplaints about U.N. spending and priorities tend not to understand how U.N. agencies such as the WHO work, and who gets to…

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WHO, Partners To Send 1M Cholera Vaccine Doses To Yemen; Country’s Health Care System Collapsing Due To Years-Long Conflict

Associated Press: War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts “The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send one million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war…

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More Than 5M Children Need Humanitarian Aid In Iraq; More Than 1K Killed In Country’s War Since 2014, UNICEF Says

Reuters: More than 5 million children need urgent humanitarian aid in Iraq: UNICEF “More than five million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as ‘one of the most brutal’ in modern history. ‘Across Iraq, children…

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U.N. Must Settle Debt To Haitian People Over Cholera Epidemic To Regain Credibility, Values

Miami Herald: The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, and Betty Williams, all Nobel Peace Prize recipients “Seven years after its soldiers sparked the world’s worst cholera epidemic in Haiti, the United Nations is finally preparing to…

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