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Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Partnerships At All Levels

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Polio Outbreaks: What You Need to Know Jay Wenger, director of the polio program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses efforts to eradicate polio, particularly in Ukraine and Mali, where recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks occurred. Wenger writes, “We’re closer than we’ve ever…

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Ebola In Semen Of Male Survivors Poses Challenge For Disease Control, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Sex and masturbation may hamper Ebola eradication efforts “Isolated flare-ups of Ebola may point to a higher risk of transmission via the semen of male survivors than previously thought, undermining hopes of ending West Africa’s deadly outbreak by the end of the year. The World Health Organization’s advice is…

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WHO SE Asia Region Calls For More Responsible Use Of Antibiotics To Prevent Resistance

Jakarta Post: Greater antibiotics regulations needed: WHO “The World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region is calling on its member countries to immediately address indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other drugs because their uncontrolled use has led to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections, and treatment failure…” (9/9). Press Trust…

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UNICEF, WFP Launch Joint Nutrition Response Plan For Pregnant Women, Mothers, Children In South Sudan

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies boost effort to avoid ‘catastrophic loss’ of young children’s lives in South Sudan “…UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) jointly announced the launch of an enhanced joint nutrition response plan covering all states in South Sudan, which will see both agencies and their partners…

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U.N. Must Address Education, Health, Gender Equality Needs Among Populations Caught In Conflict

Devex: The SDGs risk failing the most vulnerable in fragile states David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…[T]he aim [of the Sustainable Development Goals] will quickly become hubris unless the right lessons are learned from the MDGs and from the changing causes of extreme poverty around…

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Ukraine, Mali Polio Outbreaks ‘Timely Reminder’ To Maintain High Vaccination Rates Worldwide

The Conversation: New polio cases in Ukraine and Mali don’t mean the vaccine is failing Michael Toole, professor of international health at the Burnet Institute “The World Health Organization recently reported two cases of polio in Ukraine and one case in a Guinean child in Mali. All three cases were…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss SDG 6, To Ensure Availability To, Sustainable Management Of WASH

Huffington Post: Tapping the Power of Water Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary general of the United Nations “…Sustainable Development Goal 6 presents an opportunity to address the entire water cycle: access, quality, efficiency, and the integrated management of water resources and related ecosystems. Success will require holding governments to account, strengthening…

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Advocates Say Proposed Bill Could Help U.S. Assert Leadership On Ending Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

Humanosphere: Proposed bill could help end preventable child deaths, advocates say Following the release of a new UNICEF report on child survival, Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015, a bill that was introduced in Congress at the end of July. Murphy writes,…

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Global Under-5 Child Mortality Halved Since 1990, But U.N. MDG Target Missed, Reports Show

News outlets highlight findings from two reports on child mortality, one from UNICEF, titled “A Promise Renewed: 2015 Progress Report,” and one from the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and the UN-DESA Population Division, titled “Levels and trends in child mortality 2015.” Agence France-Presse: Child deaths halved since 1990, but…

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SDGs Aim To Focus On Global Population, With Mantra ‘Leave No One Behind’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Leave no one behind’: U.N. ups ambition for new development goals “…If fully implemented, a new set of U.N. development goals could end the social exclusion and poverty of marginalized groups like the Roma worldwide. The 17 goals, ranging from ending extreme poverty and hunger to achieving…

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