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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…

U.N., U.S. Officials Launch WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2015

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO report shows TB, treatable and curable, surpassing HIV as No. 1 infectious disease killer Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2015, including comments made at the report’s launch in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday…

U.N. Special Rapporteur On Right To Food Praises Morocco’s Progress, Warns Work Remains To Reach Rural Farmers

The Guardian: Morocco’s progress on food security acknowledged by U.N. but work remains “Morocco’s progress on reducing poverty and eliminating hunger through a nationwide plan has received qualified praise from the U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food. Hilal Elver acknowledged the country’s achievements in boosting production through ‘plan…

All Nations Should Invest In More Midwives, Skilled Birth Attendants To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Huffington Post: More Midwives Needed to Reduce Maternal Deaths Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…All countries that have achieved dramatic improvements in maternal health share one thing in common: they have greatly improved the provision of professionally trained midwives and skilled birth attendants. ……

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