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U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Helped Save Nearly 2M Children In Africa Through 2014, Study Shows

New York Times: U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children “Over the last decade, American donations to fight malaria in Africa have saved the lives of nearly two million children, according to a new analysis of mortality rates in 32 countries there. The study, published by PLOS Medicine…

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Technology Presents ‘Big Opportunity’ For Universal Health Coverage In Africa, Regional WHO Director Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Technology can accelerate universal health care in Africa — WHO “Integrating technology into Africa’s health care systems is key to opening them up faster to the poorest and most vulnerable people, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Using more technology presents a ‘big opportunity’ for rolling…

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Health, Development Of African Youth Key To Achieving SDGs On Continent

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Young people are key to a healthy future for Africa Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Africa has to look at how to harness the energy of its youth to create a health system that suits all. … The health and development of Africa’s adolescents is…

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USAID Working With Guinea’s Health System To Restore Public’s Trust In Medical Facilities Post-Ebola Epidemic

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ebola Aftermath: Restoring Trust in Hospitals in Guinea Mariama Keita, a communication and partnership adviser in the Office of Sustainable Development of USAID’s Africa Bureau, writes, “In the aftermath of the 2014-2016 epidemic and in the face of its reemergence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, USAID is…

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African Military Leaders, Foreign Policy Experts Question Trump Administration’s Approach To Humanitarian Aid, Defense Spending On Continent

New York Times: White House Pushes Military Might Over Humanitarian Aid in Africa “…If Congress passes Mr. Trump’s proposed … budget for the 2018 fiscal year … the United States will spend more money on military affairs in Africa but reduce humanitarian and development assistance across the continent. … Even…

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Continued Violence Threatens Health Care System Development In Central African Republic

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Central African Republic health plan threatened by violence: WHO “As displaced people return to their homes in the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, they will need medical services but renewed violence threatens an already wounded health care system, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Matshidiso…

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BIO Ventures For Global Health, Pharma Companies Launch Africa Access Initiative To Improve Cancer Care, Research On Continent

Devex: Q&A: How the African Access Initiative plans to mitigate Africa’s cancer burden “…BIO Ventures for Global Health joined with pharmaceutical companies [last] week to launch the African Access Initiative — a cancer-focused program that brings together oncology companies with African governments and hospitals to enhance health care capacity, foster…

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Famine Relief Efforts ‘Falling Tragically Short’ Due Largely To Lack Of Awareness

Washington Post: No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post “…[I]t’s shocking that so little heed is being paid to what the United Nations says is the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945: the danger…

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HHS Secretary Price Should Look To Example Of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ Leadership To Address, Improve Health Care Access

The Hill: Developing nations are taking the lead on health care access — U.S. could learn from them Krista Scott of Child Care Aware of America; Uzma Alam, global health practitioner; and Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, health care policy expert, and all participants in the Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity Public…

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Safe Burial Teams Likely Prevented Significant Number Of Additional Ebola Cases In West African Outbreak, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Ebola burial teams dramatically reduced West Africa outbreak: study “Red Cross volunteers prevented a significant number of Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa by using safe burial techniques, according to a study released Thursday…” (Larson, 6/22). BBC News: Ebola virus burial teams may have ‘saved…

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