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White House Should Take Stand Against Uganda’s NGO Bill To Protect Civil Society Groups

Washington Post: Uganda should scrap its repressive NGO bill Editorial Board “…[Recently,] Uganda introduced the NGO Bill of 2015 … [which] requires that organizations ‘not engage in any activity which is … contrary to the dignity of the people of Uganda.’ Such vague language gives the government wide berth to…

Engaging Medical Diasporas Can Improve Global Health, Development In Home Countries

BMJ Blogs: Uganda’s medical diaspora and their engagement in global health Moses Wasswa Mulimira, a post graduate research student at Oxford University, and Mariam Namulindwa Aligawesa, co-vice chair at the Butabika-East London NHS Link, and both co-founders of the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation, argue “that transnationally oriented medical migrants (or…

Mali Begins First Of Several Polio Vaccination Campaigns After Case Confirmed, WHO Says

Bloomberg Business: Mali Polio Campaign to Start Wednesday After Case Confirmed “Mali will start its first polio vaccination campaign on Wednesday through Sept. 12 after the first confirmed case in four years was detected, the World Health Organization said. The campaign will cover the capital, Bamako, and its outskirts, Lucien…

3 Groups To Share $1.1M Prize To Cure Blindness, Improve Quality Of Life In Africa

Associated Press: Effort to fight African blindness wins $1.1M eyesight prize “…The award announced Monday night is being given to the Tanzania-based Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthamology, the U.S.-based Seva Foundation and Seva Canada. The three groups run a project to cure destitute Africans of blindness while promoting sustainable development…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Improve Maternal, Child Health In Kenya

Huffington Post: Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya — The Private Sector Can Help Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Nicholas Muraguri, director of medical services at Kenya’s Ministry of Health “…The private sector has the resources, rigor, expertise, and innovative spirit needed to create new and more-effective…

Growing Refugee Crisis Stressing U.N. Humanitarian Agencies, Senior Officials Say

The Guardian: U.N. agencies ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis “The U.N.’s humanitarian agencies are on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to meet the basic needs of millions of people because of the size of the refugee crisis in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, senior…

Vaccine-Derived Polio Case Detected In Mali, WHO Confirms

Agence France-Presse: Polio case detected in Mali, country on ‘high alert’: WHO “Mali is on high alert after a baby was found to have the highly contagious, crippling polio virus, the World Health Organization said Monday, blaming low vaccination coverage…” (9/7). New York Times: West African Child Is Paralyzed by…

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