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Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities

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IRIN

MELBOURNE, 29 July 2014 (IRIN) - Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.

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USAID Invests $38 Million in New YALI Centers to Support Young, Emerging Leaders in Africa

Monday, July 28, 2014
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Treating Cerebral Palsy in Developing Countries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common health conditions Handicap International sees in babies and young children around the world. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 1 in every 323 children has cerebral palsy.

This congenital disorder usually results from brain damage that occurs before or at birth or within the first few years of a child’s life. Symptoms vary but may include poor muscle tone, stiff muscles, uncontrolled movements, poor motor skills, and sensory problems. About a third of cases involve cognitive difficulties or epilepsy.

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Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

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UN News Service

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

The request was made during the Council’s open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the Organization’s relevant cooperation with African regional groups, as well as with entities under the auspices of the European Union (EU).

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Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Affirming Critical Role of Regional Cooperation in International Peacekeeping, Security - Resolution 2167 (2014)

SC/11497

Security Council
7228th Meeting (AM)

International, regional and subregional organizations must create partnerships that enable the international community to respond more quickly and effectively to violent conflict, the Security Council heard today, as it unanimously adopted a resolution on the importance of regional cooperation for international peace and security.

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Innovation Management, Innovation Ecosystems andHumanitarian Innovation - Literature Review for the Humanitarian Innovation Ecosystem Research Project

This literature review was written for the Humanitarian Innovation Ecosystem Research Project. Given the focus on ecosystem approaches to innovation, the strategy taken in this literature review is to move from some basic concepts on innovation management to an understanding of current best practice and then on to new approaches that are emerging in the context of a changing technological and market landscape.

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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014

28 July 2014

The trade in and exploitation of human beings through trafficking is one of the gravest violations of human dignity that exist. The purposes of trafficking in persons range from forced and bonded labour to various forms of sexual exploitation, forced marriages, removal of organs and other contemporary practices similar to slavery.

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Hepatitis: increasing access to diagnosis and treatment could save millions of lives in the Americas

Washington, D.C., 28 July 2014 (PAHO/WHO) — On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) acknowledges stepped-up global and regional action to prevent and control viral hepatitis in recent years and the potential for new drugs to cure the disease. But the Organization also highlights the need to make the benefits of this progress more accessible for those who need them most.

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Major powers and the contested evolution of a responsibility to protect

The papers demonstrate that the global debate on a responsibility to protect is more complex than the commonly perceived struggle between the global North and global South or the “West” and “Rest.”

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

In 2013, the world witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory. In almost every corner of the globe, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs. Out of fear or by force, entire neighborhoods are emptying of residents. Communities are disappearing from their traditional and historic homes and dispersing across the geographic map. In conflict zones, in particular, this mass displacement has become a pernicious norm.

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World Bank: Reject Plan to Roll Back Safeguards

Plan Risks Harm to Communities Affected by Development

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World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think again

Every year on 28 July, WHO and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding about viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.

This year's theme, 'Think Again' acknowledges we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world. What we are learning is that transmission continues unabated in many settings leading to substantial morbidity and mortality.

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Hepatitis: aumentar el acceso al diagnóstico y al tratamiento podría salvar millones de vidas en las Américas

La OPS/OMS reconoce el mayor impulso dado a la lucha contra este grupo de enfermedades en los últimos años y el gran potencial de los nuevos fármacos, pero destaca necesidad de hacerlos más asequibles y accesibles para quienes los necesitan

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Better management of dead and missing migrants needed in Europe

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IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 28 July 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb - to about 75,000 at last count - so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy boats.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that more than 800 migrants have died trying to make the treacherous crossing from North Africa since the beginning of the year.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

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11/07/2014 - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

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Gender and Climate Change: Guidance Note

This guidance note outlines how climate change can impact men and women differently and identifies important ways in which gender roles can strengthen mens and women’s capacity to adapt to changing climate-related risks. As gender equality is an ongoing commitment of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the note proposes steps for helping Red Cross Red Crescent colleagues to be climate-smart and gender sensitive in their programming.

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Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on World Hepatitis Day

Vienna, 25 July 2014 - Hepatitis C is a gravely debilitating disease and the growing cause of early death and severe liver disease among those who inject drugs. Of the 12.7 million people estimated to have injected drugs globally, around 50 per cent are believed to have contracted this virus. Many of these individuals have no access to testing, treatment or counselling services and are suffering alone and without access to suitable medicines.

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Why soldiers rape — and when they don’t — in diagrams

By Lauren Wolfe/Director — July 25, 2014

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Canada’s Humanitarian Funding to OCHA for Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Today’s announcement of $350,000 is supporting the efforts of the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to strengthen the international humanitarian system’s preparedness and response capacity to meet emergency needs in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1]. For HIV/AIDS it led to President George W.