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Burundian Refugees Moving To New Camps Will Lack Access To Reproductive Health Services, IRC Warns, Cites Funding Shortfall

Thomson Reuters Foundation: No money for contraceptives, safe births for Burundi refugees at new camps “Thousands of Burundian refugees risk unwanted pregnancies, dangerous deliveries, and unsafe abortions when they move next week to camps without reproductive health services, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said. … The IRC had expected to…

Private Sector Key To Africa’s Success In Achieving SDGs

TIME: What the U.N.’s New Development Goals Mean for Africa Tony O. Elumelu, chair of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation “…The key to Africa successfully achieving the new goals is to effectively utilize Africa’s private sector to transform our natural wealth and human capital into an…

Eradicating Poverty, Hunger By 2030 Requires Social Protection, ‘Pro-Poor’ Investments

Inter Press Service: Opinion: We Can Overcome Poverty and Hunger by 2030 Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…With the growing consensus, momentum, and commitment to eradicate world poverty and hunger by 2030 enshrined in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, it…

Birx Discusses Successes, Challenges Of Preventing, Treating HIV In Africa

Healio: U.S. ambassador: AIDS still ‘not under control’ in Africa “…Speaking this month at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Africa BrainTrust event, [U.S. Ambassador Deborah Birx, global AIDS coordinator and special representative for global health diplomacy at the State Department,] who also oversees the implementation of the President’s Emergency…

Children With HIV More Susceptible To Death From Malaria, Study Shows

New York Times: Children With HIV More Likely to Die of Malaria “Children infected with HIV appear much more likely than those who are not to die with severe malaria, a new study has found. It may make sense to give these children malaria drugs protectively, the authors said. ……

Sierra Leone Enters New 42-Day Countdown To End Ebola Epidemic

Reuters: Sierra Leone starts new countdown to Ebola-free status “Sierra Leone has released its last two known Ebola patients and begun a new 42-day countdown to a declaration that it is officially free of the virus, officials said on Monday…” (9/29). VOA News: Sierra Leone Begins New Ebola 42-day Countdown…

PEPFAR Announces New Targets, Highlights Partnerships To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

PEPFAR: Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy on Translating the Vision Into Action: Fast-Tracking to an AIDS-free Generation In this statement, Birx discusses the administration’s launch of new PEPFAR HIV prevention and treatment targets for 2016 and…

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