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5 Focus Areas WHO Should Address To Improve Global Health

Huffington Post: Global Health Keeps Chaos Away Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the U.N. and chair of UNITAID “…[G]lobalization … offers unique opportunities to improve our world health. … We are fortunate to already have a tool: our United Nations’ agency for health, the World Health Organization, which stands at…

Angola, UNICEF Continue Efforts To Prevent Yellow Fever Since End Of Outbreak In June

UNICEF: In Angola, keeping yellow fever cases at zero Marcos Gonzalez, Heitor Lourenço, and Manuel Francisco of UNICEF describe Angola’s success in preventing any confirmed cases of yellow fever since late June and the agency’s and country’s continued efforts to support vaccination and prevention efforts (10/31).

Liberia Looks To Boost Economy Following Ebola Outbreak

Bloomberg: Liberia Seeks $1.3 Billion to Revive Economy After Ebola “Liberia will need $1.3 billion to revive an economy that was ravaged by a slump in its key export commodities and the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, Finance and Development Planning Minister Boima Kamara said. … The government of President Ellen Johnson…

Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone Faces Continuing Food Shortages, U.N. Food Agencies Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In post-Ebola Sierra Leone, more than half the population face food shortages — U.N. “As Sierra Leone recovers from the deadly effects of Ebola, more than half the population face food shortages, and many will not cope if further disasters such as drought or floods strike, U.N.…

U.N. SG Ban Promises Additional Aid To Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew; U.N. Deputy Chief Outlines New Approach To Cholera Outbreak

Deutsche Welle: U.N. chief examines Haiti destruction amid cholera controversy “While visiting victims of Hurricane Matthew, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the destruction by the storm as ‘heartbreaking,’ expressing disappointment at scant emergency aid reaching the struggling nation…” (10/16). New York Times: Cholera Deepens Haiti’s Misery After Hurricane “…A week…

Cholera Outbreak Threatens Haiti As Nation Begins Recovery From Hurricane Matthew

Los Angeles Times: In Hurricane Matthew’s wake, Haiti is left to face an old foe: cholera “…The waterborne disease was a scourge even before Hurricane Matthew roared across the Tiburon Peninsula eight days ago. Cholera was inadvertently brought to the country in the wake of the disastrous 2010 earthquake by…

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