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Liberia Records 3 New Ebola Cases, Monitors 153 People After Possible Exposure

Deutsche Welle: New cases of Ebola found in Liberia, health authorities say “Health officials reported on Friday that three new cases of Ebola were found in Liberia. The diagnoses are a setback for the region as it struggles to end the epidemic…” (11/20). New York Times: Ebola Cases in 3…

U.N. Marks Universal Children’s Day, Says World Remains ‘Deeply Unfair’ Place For Children Despite Progress

U.N. News Centre: On Universal Children’s Day, U.N. says world remains ‘deeply unfair’ place for children “Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations [Friday] highlighted that the world remains a ‘deeply unfair’ place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on…

U.N.’s Ban Announces High-Level Panel On Health Technology Innovation, Access

U.N. News Centre: Ban establishes eminent panel to help broaden access to quality medicines at affordable costs “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the establishment of 15-member High-Level Panel on health technology innovation and access, in an effort to escalate investments in research and development for diseases where financial…

Simple Interventions Can Help Continue To Reduce Child Mortality

TIME: How the World Is Improving Children’s Health (And Where We’re Falling Short) Editorial Board “…In recognition of the [Declaration of the Rights of the Child], every Nov. 20 is now observed as Universal Children’s Day, and … [t]he news this year, as in so many other years, is decidedly…

‘Political Window’ Of Opportunity To Reform IHR ‘Rapidly Closing’

The Lancet: The International Health Regulations 10 years on: the governing framework for global health security Lawrence O. Gostin, Mary C. DeBartolo, and Eric A. Friedman of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University “…Despite shortcomings, the International Health Regulations is an important governing framework.…

News Outlets Report On World Toilet Day, Improving Global Sanitation

News outlets continue to report on World Toilet Day, recognized annually on November 19. Christian Science Monitor: It’s World Toilet Day: How can we achieve adequate sanitation for all? (Torphy, 11/19). Deutsche Welle: Strong public health message on U.N. World Toilet Day (Caldwell, 11/19). Devex: How sanitation and hygiene strategies…

Liberia Confirms New Ebola Case In 10-Year-Old Boy

Agence France-Presse: New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia: WHO “The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September…” (11/20). Associated Press: Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia “…Chief Medical Officer…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Surveillance, Vaccine Coverage

Devex: How to make a virus disappear Jay Wenger, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program “…Polio’s shrinking geographic territory and genetic diversity show that eradication — one of the most ambitious public health goals ever pursued — is not only…

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