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WHO Special Initiative To Address Climate Change’s Health Impacts On Small Island Developing Nations

Devex: WHO initiative aims to tackle health impacts of climate change “World Health Organization officials have announced a new initiative to address the health impacts of climate change on small island developing states. The global health body called for a tripling of international support for those nations’ health systems and…

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U.N. Kicks Off World Antibiotic Awareness Week To Promote Responsible Use Of Medicines

Healio: Health agencies kick off World Antibiotic Awareness Week “Today marks the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week — an event led by WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Organization for Animal Health that promotes appropriate antibiotic use in humans and animals…” (Viguers,…

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U.S. Likely To Nominate Former USAID Administrator Henrietta Holsman Fore As UNICEF Executive Director Candidate

Devex: Former USAID chief Henrietta Holsman Fore possible pick for top UNICEF job “Henrietta Holsman Fore will likely be the next executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, with multiple sources telling Devex that she is set to be the candidate put forward for the role by the United…

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Rohingya Children Suffer Malnutrition, Exploitation In Bangladesh’s Refugee Camps, Reports Show

The Guardian: Rohingya children close to starvation amid ‘health crisis on an unimaginable scale’ “One in four Rohingya children who recently fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar is now suffering from life-threatening malnutrition, with aid workers warning that refugees are ‘essentially starving’ before they have even crossed the border. The preliminary…

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Without Reopening Of Ports, Yemen Set To Run Out Of Fuel, Vaccines In 1 Month, UNICEF Says

The Guardian: ‘Only God can save us’: Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border “…Seven million people are on the brink of famine in war-torn Yemen, which was already in the grip of the world’s worst cholera outbreak when coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia tightened its blockade…

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South Sudan Using Food As Weapon Of War By Blocking Aid, Confidential U.N. Report Says

Reuters: S. Sudan’s government using food as weapon of war — U.N. report “South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen…

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More Action Needed On Hunger, Malnutrition In Asia-Pacific Despite Food Security Progress, FAO Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns U.N. report “Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region — home to most of the world’s undernourished people — the United Nations food security agency said…

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National, International Plans To Build Climate Change Resiliency Must Consider Vulnerabilities Of All Local Communities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Embracing uncertainty while planning for resilience Mozaharul Alam, Rohini Kohli, and Angus Mackay, climate change adaptation and learning experts at U.N. Environment, UNDP, and UNITAR, respectively, and coordinators of the joint UNDP-U.N. Environment National Adaptation Plans Global Support Programme (NAP-GAP) “…[H]ow do we respond to a world…

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WHO, U.N. Climate Change Announce Health-Related Outcomes From COP23

WHO: U.N. Climate Change and WHO Team Up to Protect Health from Climate Change at COP23 “WHO and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding [Sunday] to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures and to…

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WHO Goodwill Ambassador Misstep Should Not Affect Agency’s Reform Efforts

McGill International Review: WHO Let Mugabe Out? Political Pressure and the Future of the WHO MIR author Maddie Clark discusses WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ appointment and withdrawal of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador. Clark writes, “Multinational forums are often infuriating, but they do have potential…

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