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Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

Ebola Virus Disease: Occupational Safety and Health

Categories: Africa,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_protect/—protrav/—safework/documents/briefingnote/wcms_302532.pdf

Describes the nature of the disease, the way it is transmitted, risks for health care workers, and resources for further information.  From the World Health Organization

 

Phosphate Resources

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Food/Nutrition,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-477.pdf

Describes the importance of phosphates for food security, the location of dwindling reserves, and ways in which dependence on mineral reserves could be reduced. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Ebola Response Roadmap

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131596/1/EbolaResponseRoadmap.pdf?ua=1

Discusses the strategy for trying to cope with the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 3,000 cases to date, more than 1,400 deaths in the three most severely affected countries, and anticipation that the case load may grow to 20,000.  From the World Health Organization

 

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak: International and U.S. Responses

Categories: Africa,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43697.pdf

Discusses the background of the disease, the health system constraints in the affected countries, the U.S. and international responses, and issues for Congress to consider with regard to research and development needs.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-20140808/en/

Deems the West Africa ebola outbreak an extraordinary event and outlines steps to take for states with the outbreak or for those bordering on states with cases.  From the World Health Organization

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43655.pdf

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Gap Report

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/UNAIDS_Gap_report_en.pdf

 

Estimates that 19 million people of the 35 million people living with HIV are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Offers regional snapshots of trouble areas, and portraits of the 12 populations who are at greatest risk of being left behind in the campaign to eradicate AIDs.  From UN Aids

 

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