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A baby has his general health recorded by a data clerk, as part of an effort to monitor levels of pneumonia post-vaccination in Kilifi District, Kenya. Photo: GAVI Alliance/Evelyn Hockstein
GAVI Alliance/Evelyn Hockstein

Tuesday's Daily Brief: ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic, experts urge vigilance over Australia wildfires, Ebola vaccine breakthrough 

A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Pneumonia number one killer of children; Australia’s wildfires rage on; Ebola vaccine gets green light; new child labour and trafficking study; Malnutrition soars in Latin America and Caribbean; Intellectual Property chief encourages innovation.

UN News/Daniel Johnson

World of work is changing fast, but prevention remains best bet against sickness and injury: ILO 

The reality of working today is that people are “continuously asked to do more and more and have no time to rest”, often with grave consequences for their health and wellbeing, an expert from the UN labour agency, the ILO, said on Thursday. 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, occupational safety and health specialist Manal Azzi, discusses the pros and cons of technological innovation at work, as well as sustainable solutions to combat climate change, highlighting that prevention really is the key. 

UN Women

New alliance to advance women, girls in innovation and tech

The innovation and technology sector holds “huge opportunities for women,” said to become more tangible with a new alliance aimed at advancing women and girls in the field.

That’s the assessment of Fiona Bayat-Renoux, leader of innovation at UN Women, which on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC).

The coalition is comprised of 22 partners from private sector, non-profit and academic institutions that will work together over a two-year period.