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Famine Threatens South Sudan Due To Drought, Floods, Political Instability, WFP Warns

Reuters: Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods — U.N “Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding ‘intense political instability,’ the United Nations warned on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 12/12). U.N. News: South Sudan…

Japan PM Abe, WHO DG Tedros Discuss Importance Of Achieving UHC In Opinion Pieces

Washington Post: All nations should have universal health care Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization “…We believe that health care is a human right for all people, not a privilege for those who can afford it. If that’s the…

UNFPA Reports On ICASA’s Closing Ceremony

UNFPA East and Southern Africa: With genuine partnership and effective collaboration, we can end the HIV epidemic together This release reports on comments made by leaders at the closing of the recent International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), including remarks by UNFPA Regional Director for East and…

IOM Expert Discusses Movement Of People In DRC, Implications For Ebola Control Efforts

IOM: Curbing an Epidemic on the Move, Stopping Ebola in its Tracks Angela Wells, IOM public information officer for the Department of Operations and Emergencies, discusses the implications of the movement of people for Ebola control efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), highlighting the role of frontline…

Blog Post, Podcast, Study, Statement Mark International UHC Day

The BMJ Opinion: We must change how we measure the impact of health spending on poor people if we are serious about “leaving no one behind” Sarah Thomson, senior health financing specialist at the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, Tamás Evetovits, head of the WHO Barcelona Office for…

Brookings Experts Examine Refugee Crisis In Venezuela, International Response

Brookings: Venezuela refugee crisis to become the largest and most underfunded in modern history Dany Bahar, fellow, and Meagan Dooley, research analyst, both with the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings, examine the refugee crisis in Venezuela and the international response. The authors write, “There are no simple solutions…

Political Declaration On UHC Will Spur Progress On SDGs, U.N. SG Says On International Day

U.N. News: Universal Health Coverage will ‘drive progress’ on 2030 Development Agenda “Last September world leaders at the United Nations endorsed an ambitious political declaration on universal health coverage, ‘reaffirming that health is a human right,’ Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in his message for International Universal Health Coverage…