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Reuters Investigation Examines WHO Cancer Agency’s Review Of Glyphosate

Reuters: Cancer agency left in the dark over glyphosate evidence “The World Health Organization’s cancer agency says a common weedkiller is ‘probably carcinogenic.’ The scientist leading that review knew of fresh data showing no cancer link — but he never mentioned it and the agency did not take it into…

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Number Of Ethiopians Needing Food Aid Could Double To 16M Next Month, Aid Workers Warn

Financial Times: Aid workers warn Ethiopians in need of food aid could double to 16m “International donors are warning that the number of Ethiopians surviving on food assistance could double to 16 million next month as some aid agencies criticize the government for downplaying the severity of the crisis. The…

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1 In 5 Children In Wealthy Nations Live In Poverty, UNICEF Report Shows

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: 20 percent of children in developed countries living in poverty “…The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF has warned that its report should serve as a ‘wake-up call’ to the high rate of children in rich countries living in relative poverty. The report makes clear that ‘higher incomes do…

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Additional Political Will, Funding Needed To Support Efforts To End Cholera In Haiti, U.N. Officials Say

Miami Herald: U.N. pushes to finance Haiti’s cholera cleanup with leftover peacekeeping dollars “With most U.N. member nations, including the United States, refusing to contribute toward a $400 million trust fund to eliminate an imported cholera epidemic from Haiti, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has cobbled together another way to get…

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WHO Health Emergencies Programme Communications Officer Speaks With Devex About Agency’s Incident Management System

Devex: DevExplains: How WHO’s incident management system works “…One part of [WHO’s new Health Emergencies Programme is the] incident management system, which determines how the aid agency organizes and coordinates its work between its three levels of the organization, partners, and countries needing assistance in their response. … Devex spoke…

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New WHO Director General Faces Several Challenges

Washington Post: The World Health Organization just picked a new leader. These are the challenges he faces. Joshua Busby, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Karen Grépin, associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University; Jeremy…

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1 In 6 Older People Experience Some Form Of Abuse, WHO Study Says

WHO: Abuse of older people on the rise — 1 in 6 affected “Around one in six older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. A new study, supported by WHO and published in the Lancet Global…

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WHO Confirms Vaccine-Derived Polio Cases In DR Congo In 2 Separate Clusters

CIDRAP News: WHO reports 2 polio clusters in the DRC, new details in Syria “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] said two separate circulating vaccine-derived polio clusters have been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as it also revealed new details about a similar outbreak in a conflict-ridden…

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1.4M People In Europe, Central Asia Die Prematurely Due To Polluted Environments; At Ministerial Conference, U.N. Agencies Urge More Action

U.N. News Centre: Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; U.N. agencies urge stepped-up action “As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meeting call for regional leaders to scale up action to stem…

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Blog Post Highlights Challenges, Priorities For WHO DG-Elect Tedros

World Policy Blog: Can Dr. Tedros Save the WHO? Craig Moran, an independent geopolitical consultant, discusses the election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the next director general of the World Health Organization and several challenges he faces in the position. Moran writes, “If the WHO is going to have…

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