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UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth Resigns Over Misconduct Allegations

New York Times: UNICEF Official Resigns Over His Past Conduct Toward Women “A senior official at UNICEF, the United Nations agency for children, resigned on Thursday amid allegations that he had behaved inappropriately toward women in his previous job, when he was chief executive of the British charity Save the…

South Sudan Sees Progress On Pentavalent Vaccine Coverage Rate

WHO: WHO and GAVI Alliance Partners along with the Ministry of Health strategizes to vaccinate over 485,000 children under one year of age in 2018 “Despite widespread conflict and insecurity, South Sudan has witnessed a remarkable improvement in routine vaccination coverage in 2017. Since the introduction of the pentavalent –…

Global Health Community Holds Mixed Feelings About High-Level Meeting On NCDs

Devex: High-level meeting on NCDs holds promise, and pitfalls “Ever since the World Health Organization last year announced plans to create an independent high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases, the global health community has been waiting to learn more. Last week, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus released the full composition of the…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Study: XDR typhoid in Pakistan carries added resistance genes (Dall, 2/20). Devex: In India, little protection for a preventable cancer (Cousins, 2/20). Devex: Drug trial eyed for one of the leading causes of child mortality (Ravelo, 2/22). Devex: Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the…

Joint U.S.-U.N. Course Trains Officers On U.N.’s Standards Of Conduct, Helps Uphold Accountability In U.N. Peacekeeping Missions

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Zero Tolerance: Joint U.S.-U.N. Training Effort to Uphold Accountability for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Missions Ginae Lee, intern with the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) team in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, discusses the U.S. commitment to…

U.N. Dispatch’s Global Dispatches Podcast Discusses Value Of U.S. Funding For U.N.

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: Why American Funding for the U.N. is a Bargain Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of the U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Peter Yeo, president of the Better World Campaign and vice president for public policy and advocacy at the United…

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