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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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WHO Health Systems Director Discusses Challenges To Delivering Universal Health Coverage In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: WHO’s health systems chief on reaching UHC “A growing international political consensus is emerging around reaching universal health coverage. … Dr. Rüdiger Krech, the WHO’s director of health systems and innovation, said overcoming the barriers to delivering basic medical care will require not just political commitments but global…

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‘Strong, Efficient, Equitable Health Systems’ Necessary To Effectively Prevent, Treat Childhood Pneumonia

The Lancet: The case for action on childhood pneumonia Editorial Board “…Save the Children, in a report released on Nov. 2, makes the case that pneumonia is a forgotten killer, and they are right. Despite collective support for Gavi, and WHO and UNICEF’s global plan of action for pneumonia and…

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Both Individuals, Policymakers Responsible For Making Good Health Decisions

PLOS Blogs’ “Global Health”: Individual choice versus public policy: who is to blame for the obesity crisis? In this interview, Sandro Demaio, “who is medical officer for noncommunicable diseases and nutrition for the World Health Organization, argues it is not just individuals who have to take charge of their health,…

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U.N. Humanitarian Aid Head Urges Saudi Arabia To Open Yemen’s Borders To Prevent ‘Largest Famine World Has Seen’ In Decades

CNN: Saudi blockade pushing Yemen toward ‘worst famine in decades’ “The U.N.’s humanitarian chief has sent a chilling warning that Yemen is facing the world’s worst famine in decades in which millions could die, if Saudi Arabia continues to block aid flowing into the war-torn nation…” (Dewan, 11/9). Deutsche Welle:…

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