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WHO Follows ‘Zero-Tolerance Policy’ On All Forms Of Corruption, Statement On Yemen Says; WFP To Resume Food Aid To Sanaa

Associated Press: WHO says it has ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption in Yemen “The World Health Organization says it follows ‘a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of corruption’ amid calls for greater transparency following an Associated Press report on fraud and mismanagement marring some U.N. operations in the country. WHO issued…

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Cross Border Disease Outbreak Field Simulation Exercise Aims To Help East African Countries Prepare For Future Flare-Ups

World Health Organization: Cross border disease outbreak simulation exercise reinforces preparedness in East Africa This post discusses a cross border disease outbreak field simulation exercise, convened by the East Africa Community (EAC) and implemented by the WHO, to test Kenya and Tanzania’s preparedness and response to disease outbreaks. The exercise…

KFF Updates Explainer On UNFPA Funding, Kemp-Kasten Amendment

Kaiser Family Foundation: UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer On July 8, the Trump administration invoked the Kemp-Kasten amendment in order to withhold FY 2019 funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA, the lead U.N. agency focused on global population and reproductive health), the third year it has made…