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World Leaders Recommit to Historic ICPD

September 2014 unfpa; More than 140 presidents, heads of government, ministers and high officials from around the world today reaffirmed their countries’ strong political support to the historic International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). During the ICPD, held in Cairo in 1994, 179 governments agreed on a 20-year Programme …

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What Africa is Contributing to Ebola Fight – Dlamini-Zuma

September 2014 AllAfrica; During a High Level Meeting on Ebola at the United Nations on September 25, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called for a heightened response from the international community. “The world can and must stop Ebola – now,” he said. One of the participants was Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, …

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Towards the world we want

September 2014 WHOBulletin;  Globalization offers great opportunities, but its benefits are at present very unevenly shared. Inequity in health at the population level is affected by global changes in marketing and trade, rapid urbanization and population ageing. The social, economic and physical environments in low- and middle-income countries often afford …

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The political determinants of health

September 2014 equilibri; The Millennium Development Goals report 2014 was launched in early July. The report shows that in the course of 22 years, annual number of under 5 deaths fell from 12 to 6.6 million while the global maternal mortality ratio was nearly halved, from 380 to 210 maternal …

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Cuts at W.H.O. Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis

September 2014  NyTimes; With treatment centers overflowing, and alarmingly little being done to stop Ebola from sweeping through West African villages and towns, Dr. Joanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without Borders, knew that the epidemic had spun out of control. The only person she could think of with the …

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SENEGAL: Activists Push for Looser Abortion Laws in Senegal

September 2014 VOA; Senegalese health workers and activists are demanding women be allowed access to medically safe abortions in certain cases, such as rape or under-age pregnancies. “Secret” abortions are now one of the leading causes of maternal death in Senegal and forced pregnancies have led to an increase in …

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