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More Than 13M People In Need Of Aid, Protection In Syria, Says U.N.

Associated Press/Huffington Post: 13.5 Million Syrians Need Aid, Extra Help As Winter Approaches: U.N. “The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children…” (Lederer, 10/30).

Cholera Immunization Campaign Launched In Iraq To Combat Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Iraq combats cholera with massive vaccination campaign “Iraq is carrying out a major vaccination campaign to combat a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 2,200 people, the health ministry said on Sunday. The campaign, focused on vaccinating people displaced by conflict including the war with the Islamic…

Conflict Perpetuating Hunger Crises Worldwide, Lancet Reports

The Lancet: Conflicts worsen global hunger crisis “While the refugee situation in Europe has attracted many headlines, little attention has been paid to the hunger crises affecting populations in more than 28 countries around the world. Overall, more than 25 million people are projected to be acutely food insecure and…

Estimated 3.7B People Under Age 50 Infected With HSV-1, WHO Report Shows

News outlets report on the WHO’s first global estimates of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection. Reuters: You probably have herpes, the WHO says “Two-thirds of the world’s population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, the World Health Organization said…

Global Agreement On Climate Change Important For Public Health, WHO Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate deal more important for your health than you realize — WHO “A new global agreement to combat climate change, due to be reached in December in Paris, is more important for everyone’s health than many people realize, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on…

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