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UN Dispatch Podcast: How to Accelerate Progress on Women and Children’s Health

With me today is Dr. Tore Godal, a luminary of the global health movement who currently serves in the office of Norway’s Prime Minister. We discuss why it is that progress has been slower on women and children’s health compared to other MDGs, and what is being done to boost progress.


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Health workers in Laos vaccinate against Measles and Rubella, from the Measles Rubella Initiaitve

UN Dispatch Podcast: Winning the Global Fight Against Measles

I caught up with Dr. Robert Kezaala of UNICEF who discusses the new data about measles infections worldwide, what strategies have worked to reduce measles deaths, and what more needs to be done to clear that final hurdle toward total global eradication. Have a listen!


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Gambia Plans Huge Hospital For Herbal AIDS “Cure”

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh is planning to build a massive hospital for his herbal “cure” for HIV/AIDS. This is a disaster in the making.


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3 Reasons Why You Will Soon Feel the Pain From Global Biodiversity Loss

The mass extinction and corresponding biodiversity loss doesn’t touch most people’s everyday lives yet. It remains abstract. That is going to change. Here are three of the major impacts we’ll see


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A Great Day in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

The US Food and Drug Administration has now given fast track approval for a new treatment for MDR-TB.


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13 Stories That Will Drive the Global Agenda in 2013

Want to know what people, places and things will be driving the global agenda in 2013? The UN Dispatch team has you covered. A 2013m listicle for the discerning global set.


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