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World’s Least Developed Countries Seek Inclusion In Post-2015 Agenda

Inter Press Service: World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda “The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion. An Open-ended Working Group (OWG), which will continue its 13th…

WHO Warns More Action Needed To Address NCDs, Especially In Poorer Countries

News outlets report on a new WHO report showing a lack of national-level action and commitment to controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Newsweek: Deaths From Cancer and Heart Disease Surge in Developing Countries, But Funding Hasn’t Caught Up “Noncommunicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes killed 38 million people last…

Key Populations Need Better Access To HIV Services, WHO Warns

News outlets report on new guidelines released by the WHO on preventing and treating HIV in key at-risk populations. Reuters: Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO “Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes, and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in…

IPS Series Highlights Reproductive Health Issues On World Population Day

Inter Press Service publishes several articles as part of a series on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11. Inter Press Service: Reproductive Rights to Take Center Stage at U.N. Special Session “As the United Nations continues negotiations…

Malaria Interventions During Pregnancy Help Prevent Cases, Deaths, RBM Report Shows

News outlets discuss a new report from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership on the impact of malaria interventions on maternal and child health. The Guardian/IPP Media: Roll Back Malaria campaign averts 94,000 newborn deaths “A newly released report by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership [shows malaria interventions during pregnancy…

Sierra Leone, Liberia Experience Surge In Ebola Cases, WHO Reports

Reuters: Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia: WHO “Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday…” (7/11).

Most People Live In Cities, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets highlight a new U.N. report on human habitation of cities and the challenges presented. New York Times: U.N. Finds Most People Now Live in Cities “More than half of humanity now lives in cities, and even more will soon. The world will have to confront how to make…

Kenya’s President Pledges Continued Cooperation With UNAIDS On AIDS Funding

UNAIDS: President of Kenya commits to ensure sustainability of the AIDS response in Kenya “The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, pledged to continue working with the United Nations for the effective utilization of available resources in the national AIDS response during a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on…

WHO Releases Guidelines For HIV Prevention Among Gay Men, Other Key Populations

News outlets report on the WHO’s new recommendations for HIV preventive therapy for gay men and other key populations. Agence France-Presse: WHO warns HIV ‘exploding’ among gay men, urges preventive drugs “HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday,…

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