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Women’s March Global Demanding Rights To Bodily Autonomy Ahead Of January 18 Events

IPS: Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent “The United States and 18 other U.N. member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to ‘bodily autonomy’ — the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive…

WHO Reports Highlight Declining Private Investment, Lack Of Innovation In New Antibiotic Research

WHO: Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections “Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. … The…

UNAIDS Feature Story Discusses HIV/AIDS Response In Thailand

UNAIDS: Turning the tide of the HIV epidemic in Thailand This piece discusses the history of the HIV/AIDS response in Thailand and highlights the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre’s work in addressing the epidemic (1/17).

45M People Facing Severe Food Shortages In Southern Africa, WFP Warns

The Guardian: U.N. sounds alarm over unprecedented levels of hunger in southern Africa “Southern Africa is in the throes of a climate emergency, with hunger levels in the region on a previously unseen scale, the U.N. has warned. Years of drought, widespread flooding, and economic disarray have left 45 million…

USAID Administrator, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Meet To Discuss Conflicts, Humanitarian Assistance

USAID: USAID Administrator Green’s Meeting with Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator “On January 13, 2020, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the United Nations (U.N.) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, who directs the…

WHO Outlines Decade’s Most ‘Urgent’ Global Health Challenges, Including Climate Change, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases

CNN: Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says “Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers, and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization’s list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list, published on Monday, was developed with input from…

WHO AFRO Releases 2018 Emergency Operations Annual Report

WHO AFRO: Emergency Operations Annual Report This report details WHO’s 2018 emergency response operations in the Africa region, including its response to infectious disease outbreaks, conflicts, natural disasters, chemical or radio-nuclear spills, and food contamination (January 2020).