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Associated Press/POLITICO: U.N. chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks (12/13). Devex: How hard to reach are the ‘hard to reach’? (Abrahams, 12/13). Devex: Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu (Cornish, 12/12). Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC (Root, 12/12). Global…

Gavi Working To Get More Vaccines To People In Rural Areas, Conflicts, Emergency Situations

Reuters: Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics “More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization, and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said. Seth Berkley, chief executive of [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance], said his…

DRC Ebola Cases Reach 500; Vaccinations Of Frontline Workers To Begin In South Sudan

CIDRAP News: Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak “The world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak hit another milestone [Tuesday], as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded two new cases, raising outbreak totals to 500, including 289 deaths…” (Soucheray, 12/11). San Francisco Chronicle: South Sudan to begin Ebola…

Politics Play Role In Italy’s Anti-Vaccination Movement, Threatening Herd Immunity

Washington Post: Italy’s right wing is waging a dangerous attack on vaccinations Michael Gerson, columnist for the Washington Post “…Italy’s right-wing coalition government … has provided a political home for the anti-vaccination movement. … The arguments of the Italian anti-vaccination movement are the same as elsewhere. Its members believe vaccinations…

USAID Administrator Provides Statement On Gavi’s Mid-Term Review

USAID: Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Mid-Term Review of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance In a statement congratulating Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on progress highlighted in its Mid-Term Review, USAID Administrator Mark Green says, “Gavi contributes directly to USAID’s goals to prevent child and maternal deaths, protect communities…

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Associated Press: Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug (12/10). Devex: New WHO initiative targets emergency ‘blind spot’ (Ravelo, 12/11). The Guardian: Australia ranks well in global health, despite cancer and obesity alarm bells (Henriques-Gomes, 12/10). Intellectual Property Watch: Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To…

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