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W.H.O. Names Mugabe a ‘ Good-Will Ambassador, ’ and the World Balks
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “ insult ” and “ a sick joke. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe World Health Organization Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Tedros Ghebreyesu United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Outrage As UN Honours Medical Tourist Mugabe
[New Zimbabwe] THE appointment of President Robert Mugabe as United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador for health has stoked anger as the near-centenarian is charged with overseeing the collapse of his country's health system and then flying abroad for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Has Third Highest Infant Mortality Rate in the World - WHO
[Premium Times] Nearly ten per cent of new-born deaths in the world last year occurred in Nigeria, a new report by the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar:Plague Cases Top 1,000 Mark - UN
[VOA] The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency
Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Words into Action Guidelines: National Disaster Risk Assessment
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat. 10/2017 This 314-page document provides guidelines that focus on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030's first Priority for Action: Understanding disaster risk, which is the basis for all measures on disaster risk reduction and is closely linked to the other three Priorities for Action. The guidelines are intended to motivate and guide countries in establishing a national system for understanding disaster risk that would act as the central repository of all publicly available risk information. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa:Despite Drop in Under-Five Mortality Rate, 7,000 Newborns Die Every Day - UN Report
[UN News] More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available - particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa - where they are most needed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:In the Race Against Hunger, We Must Reach the Goal
[IPS] Santiago -On September 15, we announced the "State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" report, published in collaboration with five United Nations organisations, including FAO. The 144-page study shows numerous results and analyses of various dimensions and indicators, but the message is the same: after a long downward trend in the world's hunger levels, we are now taking a step backwards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases
Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world's leading killers– heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes– the United Nations health agency has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official writes
Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Despite drop in under-five mortality rate, 7,000 newborns die every day – UN report
More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available– particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa– where they are most needed. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families
Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Inequality Beyond Wealth: Gaps in Women ’s Health
A mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. The 10-worst countries to be a mother in are all in sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS)While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health. In a new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the persistent, if not widening, inequalities in sexual and reproductive health around the world, holding back women and girls from a productive and prosperous f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:UN Health Agency Supports Yellow Fever Immunization for 874,000 People in Nigeria
[UN News] A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria
A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria
A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights
Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Mozambique "can Meet Zero Hunger Target"
[AIM] Maputo -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is focusing its support for Mozambique on resilience to climate change and on long term social protection in order to meet the target of "Zero Hunger" by 2030, the WFP natonal director for Mozambique, Karine Manente, told a Maputo press conference on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Global Fund Suspends Direct Subsidies to Health Ministry
[Iwacu] Following flaws in the financial management and procurement observed in the ministry of public health, the Global Fund has just withdrawn the direct subsidies to the ministry and granted it to the United Nations Development Programs for supervision. Right groups say it is a loss for Burundi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Safe Spaces for Women and Girls (SSWG) Standardization and Technical Guidance: How to Set Up a SSWG in Practice
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 10/17/2017 This 34-page document provides practical guidance on setting up a safe space for women and girls (SSWG) and its services, detailed in four steps. It also provides the Fundamentals of Setting-Up a SSWG; Non-Negotiables of Practice: The Fundamentals of Survivor-Centered Support and Core Gender-Based Violence Guiding Principles; Core Learning for Essential Skills and Competencies; and a Practical Toolkit. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Driven to Extremes –How Poverty Fuels Extremism, and How to Help Africa’s Youth
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldier greets a group of children during a patrol in the Kaa’ran district of Somali capital, Mogadishu. Credit: UN Photo/Stuart PriceBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 2017 (IPS)Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas, including climate change, sustainable development and–crucially–global security. The link between poverty and violent extremism is compelling, and means that if we want to address extremism, we must fight inequality too. This yea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Crime & Justice Education Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty
Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres called for redoubling of efforts to eradicate poverty it in its entirety. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At UN event in Rome, Pope Francis urges action on climate change, conflicts to end global hunger
Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Women Are Pivotal to Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty
[IPS] United Nations -The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example
Afrusa Begum and Shafiul Alam receiving land title from Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbubul Alam TalukderBy ShahiduzzamanMaijdee, Noakhali (Bangladesh), Oct 13 2017 (IPS)History was made for 400 landless families in the remote char lands of Noakhali district. On October 11, they all received land titles from the government for which they had waited for over two decades. In Bangladesh, as in other countries, the title is a permanent legal ownership document. Over a thousand people, including the landless families, children, friends and neighbours, gathered under a big colourful ‘pandal’ (marquee) near Saddam Bazar o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing - UN Chief
[VOA] The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing - UN Chief
[VOA] The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root cause of famine: conflict – UN chief
Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between conflict and famine. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN and partners launch plan to stop transmission of bovine tuberculosis to humans
Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis ’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latin America and Caribbean falling off ‘ zero hunger ’ path towards 2030 – UN report
The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, a United Nations-backed report shows. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Risk Insurance Initiative wins Momentum for Change Award
(United Nations University) A climate risk insurance initiative, hosted by the United Nations University in Bonn, was recognized today as an innovative, scaleable and practical example of real action to solve climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

' EmPOWER' girls before, during and after crises, UN says on International Day of the Girl Child
The world's 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity– and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN launches innovative plan to significantly cut new HIV infections
Despite a 50 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths since the peak of the epidemic, new HIV infection declines among adults are lagging, prompting the United Nations to launch a 10-point plan that lays out immediate, concrete steps countries can take to accelerate progress. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Youth obesity increases 10-fold in four decades, UN-backed study reveals
The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, and if current trends continue, there will be more obese children and adolescents than those moderately or severely underweight by 2022, a United Nations-backed study shows. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Creating a healthy workplace improves mental wellbeing and productivity – UN
People spend a large proportion of time at work, where experiences there factor into their overall wellbeing, the United Nations said on World Mental Health Day, noting that depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agencies launch cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox ’ s Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A literature review: qualitative studies of women parenting during abuse - Brooks AN, McFarlane J.
Many women worldwide are physically and emotionally abused, and their children are exposed to violence as well, resulting in what has become a worldwide epidemic. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 adopted through the United Nations' Development ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UN health agency establishes high-level commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases
The United Nations health agency today announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to identify innovative ways to curb the world ’ s biggest causes of death and extend life expectancy for millions of people. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence
Women and children who escaped the brutal violence in Myanmar wait for aid at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Parvez Ahmad Faysal/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 2017 (IPS)Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.Three weeks ago, when she was still in her home in Hpaung Taw Pyin village in Myanmar, she was raped by a group of soldiers as houses burned, people fled and gunfire shattered the air.“I have been working as a human rights activist for the last 20 years but never heard of such an extrem...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh International Organization for Migration (IOM) Myanmar Rape Rohingyas U.N. High Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera Deaths Soaring in Eastern, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] Nairobi -MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent of the total cases reported, followed by South Sudan at 15,9 percent. Over the past four weeks, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), Tanzania has r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A literature review: qualitative studies of women parenting during abuse - Brooks AN, McFarlane J.
Many women worldwide are physically and emotionally abused, and their children are exposed to violence as well, resulting in what has become a worldwide epidemic. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 adopted through the United Nations' Development ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ & #39younger, more crowded planet & #39 & #8211 UN report
Long seen as poverty traps, rural areas are in fact key to economic growth in developing countries when pegged to food production, according to a new United Nations agriculture agency report released Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNICEF warns of nutrition crisis affecting 165,000 children in Mali
A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar, UN health agency ramps up response
The United Nations health agency is rapidly scaling up its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has spread to the capital and port towns, infecting more than 100 people in just a few weeks. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model
An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence — the most common form of violence against women in the Arab region — was spotlighted this week at the United Nations’ regional commission in Lebanon. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One year on from Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters – UNICEF
One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti– leaving terrible destruction in its wake– but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters – UNICEF
One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti– leaving terrible destruction in its wake– but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minimum Requirements for National Humanitarian WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Coordination Platforms
United Nations Children's Fund. 08/18/2017 This four-page document from the Global WASH Cluster provides a practical framework for monitoring the core coordination functions and accountability for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to affected populations at the country level. A table details the core functions for cluster coordination and commitments for accountability to affected populations, and minimum requirements for each one. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news