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World leaders are set to adopt new sustainable development goals this month that aim to eradicate extreme poverty, promote prosperity and people's well-being, while protecting the environment, by 2030... More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the Sustainable Development Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25 to 27 September... Entitled “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the final draft document outlines 17 goals comprising 169 targets and indicators... Goal 3 focusses on health and comprises 13 targets, including ones on maternal and child health, communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as universal health coverage and financing of health services in general... The new sustainable development agenda builds on the eight Millennium Development Goals that helped more than 700 million people to escape poverty over the past 15 years and tackled hunger, disease, gender inequality, access to water and sanitation by 2015. “This is the people's agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, welcoming the final draft document. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.html The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a meeting of experts next month to discuss the efficacy and safety of a candidate malaria vaccine, and make recommendations to WHO on its use... In infants aged 6–12 weeks, no significant efficacy was noted against severe malaria, with or without a fourth dose. http://www.who.int/immunization/research/development/malaria_vaccine_qa WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) plan to set up a new fund to boost the participation of developing and transition economy countries in setting international food standards... The new fund, which will run from 2016 to 2027, was endorsed last month by members of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a global body established by the two United Nations agencies in 1963 to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in international food trade... The new fund builds on its predecessor that closes in December having substantially increased participation in Codex activities over the last 12 years, according to the final project evaluation. “By funding country representatives to attend the Codex meetings, Codex Trust Fund 1 acted as a catalyst for increased participation, exposing them to the Codex process and highlighting the importance of the Codex for their countries,” said Catherine Mulholland, who manages the Codex Trust Fund at WHO. “Codex Trust Fund 2 will take the next step by addressing the barriers that exist at national level that prevent countries from engaging effectively in Codex,” Mulholland said, citing “under-functioning of national Codex structures; lack of political and economic support for Codex; lack of understanding of Codex processes and how these can work for countries”... These barriers will be addressed by providing tailored funding and technical assistance in a series of projects that will run for several years for specific countries or groups of countries, she said... The Codex Alimentarius Commission is an intergovernmental body of FAO and WHO with a membership of 185 countries and one organization, the European Union... Transgender people are those that feel that their gender is different from the sex they were assigned at birth... They are one of several groups that are highly vulnerable to HIV infection, according to the 2014 WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care... While data is limited due to lack of population size estimates and issues with stigma and discrimination, the policy brief found that transgender women, for example, had a risk of HIV infection that was 49 times greater than in the general population. http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/transgender/transgender-hiv-policy

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World leaders are set to adopt new sustainable development goals this month that aim to eradicate extreme poverty, promote prosperity and people's well-being, while protecting the environment, by 2030... More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the Sustainable Development Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25 to 27 September... Entitled “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the final draft document outlines 17 goals comprising 169 targets and indicators... Goal 3 focusses on health and comprises 13 targets, including ones on maternal and child health, communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as universal health coverage and financing of health services in general... The new sustainable development agenda builds on the eight Millennium Development Goals that helped more than 700 million people to escape poverty over the past 15 years and tackled hunger, disease, gender inequality, access to water and sanitation by 2015. “This is the people's agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, welcoming the final draft document. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.html The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a meeting of experts next month to discuss the efficacy and safety of a candidate malaria vaccine, and make recommendations to WHO on its use... In infants aged 6–12 weeks, no significant efficacy was noted against severe malaria, with or without a fourth dose. http://www.who.int/immunization/research/development/malaria_vaccine_qa WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) plan to set up a new fund to boost the participation of developing and transition economy countries in setting international food standards... The new fund, which will run from 2016 to 2027, was endorsed last month by members of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a global body established by the two United Nations agencies in 1963 to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in international food trade... The new fund builds on its predecessor that closes in December having substantially increased participation in Codex activities over the last 12 years, according to the final project evaluation. “By funding country representatives to attend the Codex meetings, Codex Trust Fund 1 acted as a catalyst for increased participation, exposing them to the Codex process and highlighting the importance of the Codex for their countries,” said Catherine Mulholland, who manages the Codex Trust Fund at WHO. “Codex Trust Fund 2 will take the next step by addressing the barriers that exist at national level that prevent countries from engaging effectively in Codex,” Mulholland said, citing “under-functioning of national Codex structures; lack of political and economic support for Codex; lack of understanding of Codex processes and how these can work for countries”... These barriers will be addressed by providing tailored funding and technical assistance in a series of projects that will run for several years for specific countries or groups of countries, she said... The Codex Alimentarius Commission is an intergovernmental body of FAO and WHO with a membership of 185 countries and one organization, the European Union... Transgender people are those that feel that their gender is different from the sex they were assigned at birth... They are one of several groups that are highly vulnerable to HIV infection, according to the 2014 WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care... While data is limited due to lack of population size estimates and issues with stigma and discrimination, the policy brief found that transgender women, for example, had a risk of HIV infection that was 49 times greater than in the general population. http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/transgender/transgender-hiv-policy

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