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[RED DEMOCRATICA] Ban: "No time to lose" in fight against Ebola


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Ban: "No time to lose" in fight against Ebola
The United Nations in partnership with other organizations is working tirelessly to halt the spread of Ebola, writes Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general. "There is no time to lose. What began as a public health emergency is now a complex crisis with profound social, economic, humanitarian, political and security dimensions," he argues. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/7)
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UN Ebola task force urges countries to guard against the disease
The United Nations Travel and Transport Task Force on Ebola Virus Disease on Friday urged countries not affected by Ebola to employ protective measures. Separately, the World Health Organization says there have been 4,950 deaths from Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone out of 13,241 cases. Reuters (11/7), Reuters (11/10), Center for Infectious Disease Research Policy (11/7)
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Child-mortality rates drop in countries with good governance
Bangladesh, Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire are among countries where child-mortality rates have narrowed between rich and poor citizens, says Eran Bendavid, a Stanford University population health analyst. Good governance and international aid contribute to better health, Bendavid says. Voice of America (11/10)
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Study examines roots of violence against women in India
Upbringing and financial insecurity are the main factors in Indian males' violence against women, finds a study by the United Nations World Population Fund and International Center for Research on Women. Thomson Reuters Foundation (11/10)
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Opinion: Climate change needs risk-management approach
Climate change calls for employing risk management rather than debating the pros and cons, writes Dana Nuccitelli. "From a purely risk management perspective, slowing global warming by cutting carbon pollution is a no-brainer, as the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report makes crystal clear," Nuccitelli argues. The Guardian (London) (11/10)
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South Sudan leaders agree to form transitional government
Salva Kiir, South Sudan's president, and Riek Machar, the rebel leader, agreed on Friday to form a transitional government with Kiir as president and Machar as prime minister. However, the two sides still need to define secondary leadership roles. Voice of America (11/8)
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