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Communicable Disease Epidemics In Developing World Not Being Adequately Addressed, IFRC Says

The “crippling” and “growing burden” of communicable diseases such as dengue fever, polio, or meningitis is not being sufficiently addressed in developing countries, according to “The Epidemic Divide,” a report released Monday by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), AFP/Google.com reports.

Ban Ki-Moon Calls On Governments To Eradicate Polio

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday at the Rotary International (RI) Annual Convention in Birmingham, U.K., said that governments worldwide should continue to work towards eradicating polio, BBC reports.

Also In Global Health News: Sidib Interview; Drug-Resistant Malaria; U.S. Polio Initiative; Health Spending In Africa; Cholera In Zimbabwe

Miami Herald Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé The Miami Herald featured excerpts from a recent interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. Sidibé’s interview included comments on the increase of access to antiretrovirals in Latin America and the Caribbean; overcoming discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS; and the potential…

Also in Global Health News: U.N. Asks For IDP Aid; Gates On Polio & HIV/AIDS Vaccine; AIDS Cases Triple In Indonesia; Drugs In Kenya, Uganda & Liberia

U.N. Agencies, NGOs Appeal For $37M For IDPs In Pakistan The WHO, UNICEF, the U.N. Population Fund and 19 NGOs have appealed for $37 million to provide “life-saving healthcare” for more than three million internally displaced people currently residing in temporary camps in northwest Pakistan, the International News reports. The…