By Jordie Hannum
In a six-week span from August to September – approximately the length of time of baseball’s playoffs – the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spearheaded efforts to turn an open piece of land in Uganda into the Bidibidi refugee settlement – a settlement the size of the city of Pasadena, California.
By Susan Myers
“We are one humanity, with a shared responsibility. Let us resolve here and now not only to keep people alive, but to give people a chance at life in dignity.”
Despite great momentum, immediate acceleration needed to reach Family Planning 2020 goal
By Kate Dodson, Vice President of Global Health, United Nations Foundation
Yesterday the World Health Organization’s Executive Board convened for a special meeting to review the current state of the Ebola response and how, together, we can end this outbreak. The key message across the board was that we must all stay engaged and avoid complacency. While collective efforts have started to yield an encouraging drop in cases in all three of the most affected countries, it is critical that we maintain focus as we enter the next phase of the response.