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WHO, UNHCR Issue Guide To Help Humanitarian Emergency Responders Address Mental Health Issues

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. guide aims to address mental health needs in humanitarian emergencies “Two United Nations agencies [on Tuesday] issued a new guide to address the growing needs of millions of adults and children suffering from mental health problems in humanitarian emergencies around the world arising from natural…

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Cooperative Efforts Underway To Vaccinate Children In Sudan Amid Measles Outbreak

VOA News: In Sudan, Aid Groups Struggle With Massive Measles Outbreak “Aid agencies are struggling to contain a massive measles outbreak in Sudan. The Ministry of Health is leading a United Nations and international effort to vaccinate eight million children under age five against the sometimes fatal disease, which so…

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Address Food Security, Nutrition Through ‘Public And Coordinated Action’ To Extend Life, Improve Quality

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Healthy Diets for Healthy Lives José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…[A]dhering to a healthy diet helps you to not only to live longer, but also to have a better quality of life. Conversely, a bad diet causes malnutrition…

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In Africa, Kerry Warns South Sudan ‘At Grave Risk,’ Pledges Additional $45M To Help U.N. Support Refugees In Kenya

New York Times: South Sudan: World’s Youngest Nation Is ‘at Grave Risk,’ Kerry Warns “Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that the violent civil conflict, mass displacement, and deepening food crisis straining South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, were threatening its future. … Mr. Kerry said South Sudan’s promising…

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Meeting With UNAIDS, Global Fund Heads, Chinese Premier Vows More Cooperation With International Community On Infectious Disease Efforts

Xinhua News: Chinese premier vows more int’l public health cooperation “Premier Li Keqiang on Monday vowed that China will cooperate more with the international community in infectious disease prevention and control, as he met with the leaders of two major public health organizations. Li met with Michel Sidibe, executive director…

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Scientists Create New Index To Track Connection Between Worms, Human Development Indicators

New York Times: Tracking Worms Troubles to Monitor a Country’s Health “To draw attention to the connection between worms and prosperity, scientists recently created a ‘worm index.’ The index ranks the world’s 25 most populous countries by how big a problem they have with three types of worms … [and]…

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U.N.’s #SaveKidsLives Campaign Aims To Reduce Road Accident Deaths, Injuries Among Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches #SaveKidsLives campaign to boost road safety for children “Each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse, the United Nations warned [Monday] as it launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to…

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Agencies Urge Streamlining Of Aid Distribution In Nepal, As U.N. Warns Of Disease Outbreak Potential During Imminent Monsoon Season

New York Times: Nepal’s Bureaucracy Is Blamed as Earthquake Relief Supplies Pile Up “Relief supplies for earthquake victims have been piling up at the airport and in warehouses here because of bureaucratic interference by Nepalese authorities who insist that standard customs inspections and other procedures be followed, even in an…

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Funding To Address Drug Resistance Requires Public, Private Cooperation, Experts Agree

BBC News: How should the fight against drug resistance be funded? “… ‘Better infection prevention and control in health care settings; a focus on hygiene and sanitation; where appropriate, increasing vaccination uptake,’ says Dr. Charles Penn, the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinator for antimicrobial resistance. All of which would reduce…

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Chronic Malnutrition Plagues Children In Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

Foreign Policy: The Starving Children of Helmand Province “…Afghanistan is in the midst of a malnutrition crisis. While numbers are disputed because of the difficulties of surveying diseases in remote areas, the best study available — the U.N.-backed National Nutrition Survey — estimates that more than 500,000 Afghan children under…

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