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- Doctors Without Borders Statement on Global Fund Replenishment
Press releaseSeptember 16, 2016
"The sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted with much fanfare just a year ago seek to end HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria by 2030. The replenishment of the Global Fund is the first concrete action taken by the international community since the adoption of these goals, and therefore a first test of the world leaders' will to make them a reality. Failure to reach the relatively modest Global Fund's replenishment target would be a clear message that the SDGs were but empty promises to the millions who, every year, continue to suffer and die from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria."
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- Recurring Malnutrition in Chad: Staff Stories
Voice from the FieldSeptember 15, 2016
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- Kenya: 11 Million Risk of Contracting Tobacco-Related Diseases
[Nation] At least 11 million Kenyans are daily exposed to second hand smoke at home, putting them at the risk of contracting tobacco-related diseases.
- Africa: Donors Pledge Billions to Battle Aids, TB and Malaria
[Deutsche Welle] International donors have begun a drive aimed at raising billions to fight the AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting the Global Fund replenishment conference.
- Ethiopia: Livestock Key in Ensuring Food, Nutrition
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has a huge number of livestock. But, compared to its animal wealth, the livestock sector's income generating capacity was below that of other countries, which have less livestock size. But its livestock resources have the potential to be economic development engines if the country extensively exploit them averting barriers. Towards this noble end and addressing the major constraints, it has set livestock development master plan along with GTP II.
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- Long daytime naps are 'warning sign' for type-2 diabetes
Napping for more than an hour during the day could be a warning sign for type-2 diabetes, Japanese researchers suggest.
- Prostate cancer treatment 'not always needed'
Just keeping an eye on small prostate cancers results in the same 10-year survival rate as treating them, a major study suggests.
- FGM: Lack of convictions 'a national scandal'
The failure to successfully prosecute a single case of female genital mutilation in the UK is "lamentable" and a "national scandal", MPs say.
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- Millions protected in Africa’s largest-ever emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign
A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million people vaccinated in record time in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This has been accomplished through an extraordinary network of partnerships and collaborations.
- Fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus
The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 September 2016, from 13:15 to 15:45 Central European Time.
- Second meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning yellow fever
The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time.