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  • Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
    21 November 2014 -- Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
  • Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions
    19 November 2014 -- In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, over 170 countries today made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets.


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Dr Isabelle Nuttall, Director, Global Capacities, Alert and Response, WHO


A mother and child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

WHO: World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2014