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News Outlets Examine Efforts To End Child Marriage, Change Attitudes In Zambia, Ethiopia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zambian chieftainess stands up against age-old custom of child marriage “Sheltering from the midday heat in her yellow-painted bungalow, Chieftainess Mwenda speaks passionately about her mission to end child marriage in Zambia, starting first in her own chiefdom. Reigning over 111 villages in Zambia’s far northern Luapula…

U.N. General Assembly President Calls On All Nations To Help Solve Global Refugee Crisis

U.N. News Centre: All countries must contribute to solving global refugee crisis, says General Assembly President “All countries must contribute to solving the global refugee crisis, the president of the United Nations General Assembly said today, underscoring that the international community has an unequivocal obligation towards the women, men, and…

DW Video Report Examines Access To TB Care In Mumbai

Deutsche Welle: Working towards a healthy global population “Although some 37 million cases of TB were treated or prevented through proper care between 2000 and 2013, the World Health Organization says the diseases is ‘second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.’ This…

U.S. Announces $419M In Additional Aid To Assist Syrian Refugees

News outlets report on the Obama administration’s announcement of additional aid to respond to Syrian refugees. The Hill: U.S. pledges another $419M to Syrian refugees “The United States will donate an additional $419 million in humanitarian aid to address the plight of refugees fleeing Syria, the White House said Monday.…

WHO DG Chan Welcomes Gavi’s Chair-Elect, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

WHO: WHO welcomes appointment of Chair-elect of Gavi Board Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala In this statement, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says, “WHO welcomes the appointment of the Chair-elect of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She will take up the position of chair from January 2016. ……

AP Investigation Examines WHO, International Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

Associated Press: 10 critical mistakes in last year’s Ebola outbreak “An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, [Sierra Leone,] a pivotal seeding point for the virus and…

The Guardian Publishes Guides On U.N.’s SDG Summit

The Guardian: Your comprehensive guide to the Sustainable Development Goals summit “World leaders will pledge to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change at a historic event in New York. Here’s everything you need to know about it…” (Anyangwe, 9/21). The Guardian: Global goals summit: from the pope to Shakira, everything…

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