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As Temperatures Rise In Africa, More Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Thrive In New Places, Researchers Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — Move over malaria: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa “…The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads debilitating and potentially deadly viruses, from Zika and dengue to chikungunya, thrives in warmer climates than its malaria-carrying cousin, known as Anopheles, say researchers at Stanford University.…

PMI Launches 4 New Country Programs, Expands 1 Existing Program In Africa

President’s Malaria Initiative: PMI Launches and Expands in West and Central Africa “The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger,…

In Speech To African Leaders, U.S. President Trump Compliments Nigeria’s Handling Of Ebola Outbreak, Announces U.N. Ambassador Haley, HHS Secretary Price To Travel To Continent

The Cable: Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola, says Africa has tremendous potential “U.S. President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. Trump on Wednesday also said there’s ‘tremendous business potential’ in Africa, revealing that his wealthy friends were investing…

New Agreement Will Improve Access To State-Of-The-Art HIV Medications In 92 Nations

Reuters: Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year “Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a…

Counterfeit, Substandard Medicines Threaten Disease Control, Prevention Efforts In Africa

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Counterfeit and substandard malaria drugs in Africa “Ineffective and fake drugs for malaria are hampering efforts to control the disease. Now, the international community is seeking ways to respond…” (Brower, October 2017). U.N. News Centre: U.N. must lead global battle against counterfeit medicines, Congo tells General…

Access To Free Sanitary Pads Only Part Of Helping Girls Manage Periods, Researchers Say

NPR: The Problem With Free Menstrual Pads “…Several African countries, including Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia, have taken steps toward giving free sanitary pads to girls. … While menstrual health researchers say it’s encouraging that more countries are talking about periods at the highest levels of power, some question the motivations…”…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines PEPFAR’s Recently Released Strategy Document

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: State Department, PEPFAR release good news and a “strategy” short on details, definition Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of PEPFAR’s new 2017-2020 strategy, writing, “Big on photos and short on details, … its 10 colorful inside…

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