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WFP Working To Improve Data-Handling After Internal Audit Shows Deficiencies In Agency’s Handling Of Sensitive Information

IRIN: EXCLUSIVE: Audit exposes U.N. food agency’s poor data-handling “Vulnerable people in the world’s troublespots could be at risk because of sloppy handling of sensitive data by a U.N. agency, according to an internal audit. In response, the World Food Programme told IRIN it was ‘working to get ahead of…

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WHO Board, WHA Should Consider U.N. High-Level Panel’s Recommendations For Improved Access To Medicines To Make Concrete Suggestions For Action

Medium/UHC Coalition: Heading off Global Action on Access to Medicines in 2018 Jorge Bermudez, vice president of health production and innovation at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation at Brazil’s Ministry of Health and member of the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines; and Viroj Tangcharoensathien, senior adviser to the…

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Costa Rica’s Primary Health Care Approach Can Serve As Model For Countries Pursuing Universal Health Coverage

Project Syndicate: What Happens When Primary Health Care Is Universal? Asaf Bitton, director of primary health care at Ariadne Labs, a joint center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and Madeline Pesec, primary health care researcher at Ariadne Labs “…Costa Rica,…

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U.S. Cut In Funding For U.N. Agency Assisting Palestinian Refugees Will Harm Health, Education, Food Access, UNRWA Head Says

Reuters: Schools, health could be hit by U.S. cut for Palestinian refugee funds: UNRWA chief “A cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will affect regional security and could put vital health, educational, and food services at risk, its chief said on Wednesday, adding he…

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U.N. WFP Warns Food Ration Cuts In East Africa Due To Funding Shortages Increase Risk Of Malnutrition, Crime

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Risk of hunger and crime as U.N. cuts food for refugees in East Africa “Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in East Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime, and malnutrition, a United Nations official said on Wednesday. With humanitarian needs soaring…

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U.N. SG Guterres Outlines Top Priorities For 2018 In Informal General Assembly Speech

NPR: U.N. Head Lists His Top Global Concerns For 2018 “…In an informal address to member states at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, [U.N. Secretary-General António] Guterres said ‘peace remains elusive’ — and ‘in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse.’ In his speech, he shared his top…

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Zambia Health Minister Says Nation Experiencing ‘Drastic Reduction’ In New Cholera Cases

Associated Press: Zambia says new cases dropping in deadly cholera outbreak “…Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya this week said there has been a ‘drastic reduction’ in the number of new cases in the outbreak which has killed more than 70 people in the southern African nation since October, most of them…

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Brazilians Wait In Long Queues To Receive Yellow Fever Vaccination Following WHO Warning, Fatal Cases

Reuters: Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases “Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil’s largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of…

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More News In Global Health

NPR: Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism (Neighmond, 1/17). Reuters: Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio (Yousafzai, 1/18). Reuters: India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested (Kalra, 1/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria,…

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Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Affects Virtually All Of Country’s Children, UNICEF Report Says

Agence France-Presse: 5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: U.N. “The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, the U.N. children’s agency said on Tuesday…” (1/16). U.N. News Centre: Nearly every child in war-torn…

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