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Guinea Reports 2 New Ebola Cases After 2 Weeks With None, WHO Says

Reuters: Two new Ebola cases in Guinea, WHO says “Two people have fallen ill with Ebola in Guinea after two weeks with no new confirmed cases of the disease in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a U.N. briefing in Geneva that…

Handwashing Cheap, Effective Health Intervention, UNICEF Says On Global Day

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Proper hand washing essential to cut high child death rate — UNICEF “The failure of many people in many countries to wash their hands with soap — one of the cheapest and most effective health interventions — could hinder global development, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF)…

Women Farmers Recognized On World Food Day As Vital To Food Security, Ending Poverty

International Business Times: World Food Day 2015: Female farmers hold the key to food security and ending poverty “… ‘Women farmers play a crucial part in ending hunger,’ says Bettina Luescher, a communications officer for the World Food Programme in Geneva. ‘If women farmers had the same access to loans,…

Hundreds In Haitian Capital Demand U.N. Apology, Compensation For Cholera Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Haitian cholera victims call for U.N. accountability “Hundreds of activists and victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic staged a demonstration Thursday in Port-au-Prince to demand an apology and compensation from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are accused of accidentally introducing the disease five years ago…” (10/15).

FAO Head Lauds Commitment By 100 Cities Worldwide To Improve Urban Food Systems

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency hails pledge by more than 100 cities to fight hunger and improve nutrition “Cities have a key role to play in ending hunger and improving nutrition, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said [Thursday], welcoming a commitment by more than 100…

The Lancet Examines Global Polio Eradication Efforts

The Lancet: And then there were two…polio-endemic countries “On Sept 25, … WHO announced that Nigeria, which had reported no cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus over the past 12 months, was no longer a polio-endemic country. … The main focus of the eradication effort is now on…

Ukraine Must Immediately Launch Comprehensive Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign

The Guardian: Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine “Next week a nationwide polio vaccination campaign should start in Ukraine. I say should because we’ve been here before. The campaign should have actually started weeks ago. … [A] number of…

All Countries Should Be Included In Efforts To Reach SDGs

The Hill: New Sustainable Development Goals, but what of nations left behind? David Vanderpool, trauma surgeon and founder of LiveBeyond “…The success [the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] achieved through the concerted efforts of the U.N., world governments, and large and small non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was stunning. … However, not all…

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