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U.N. Secretary General Must Act On Independent Expert Panel’s Recommendations On UNAIDS

The Lancet: Offline: How to restore the credibility of UNAIDS Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…Astonishing does not even begin to describe the findings and recommendations of an Independent Expert Panel, set up to investigate harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power at UNAIDS. … The Panel…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 347 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including the Global Fund Board’s approval of another $98 million in country grants from the 2017-2019 allocations,…

Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Haley Comments On Trump’s Approach To U.N. Diplomacy

POLITICO: Haley says Trump’s unpredictability was an asset in U.N. diplomacy “President Donald Trump’s unpredictability may rattle his advisers and other world leaders, but to outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley the president’s mercurial nature has often been an asset…” (Oprysko, 12/12).

WHO European Region Continues Efforts To Help Countries Move Toward UHC

WHO Regional Office for Europe: Milestones on the road to universal health coverage This post discusses the global push for universal health coverage (UHC), the WHO European Region’s efforts to generate political support for UHC, the role of primary health care in strengthening access to health services, and WHO’s ongoing…

U.N. Adopts Compact Addressing Link Between Climate Change, Migration

PRI: U.N. compact recognizes climate change as driver of migration for first time “…A World Bank report released this spring estimated climate change could drive more than 140 million people to migrate internally within Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia alone by midcentury. The U.N. estimates a similar number…

Uzbekistan Receives WHO Certification Of Malaria-Free Status

WHO: WHO certifies that Uzbekistan has eliminated malaria “…After enduring a decades-long return of the malaria parasite, Uzbekistan eliminated malaria for a second time, in 2010. Now, the country has gone one step further, securing the official WHO certification of malaria-free status. … Uzbekistan’s malaria-free certification brings to 19 the…

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