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Pew Research Center Survey Examines Development Progress In Sub-Saharan Africa

Pew Research Center’s “Fact Tank”: Sub-Saharan Africa makes progress against poverty but has long way to go Katie Simmons, an associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, examines the findings of a “recent Pew Research Center survey of 9,062 people across nine sub-Saharan African countries, which found that…

WHO, Partners Set To Continue West African Ebola Response Into 2016

Associated Press: U.N. Ebola response now planned to continue into 2016 “…The World Health Organization and its humanitarian partners indicated Wednesday that Phase Three of their Ebola response would continue into 2016. Those activities include stopping transmission of Ebola, indicating more cases are anticipated…” (Larson, 9/23).

Number Of Malaria Deaths, Cases Increasing In South Sudan Refugee Camp, MSF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria deaths skyrocket in South Sudan as people continue to flee fighting “Malaria is killing three children each day in an overcrowded camp sheltering civilians in South Sudan, a medical charity said, as people continue to flee fighting despite an August peace deal that has yet to…

Social Scientists Can Work With Policymakers To Formulate, Implement, Measure SDG Targets, Conference Hears

SciDev.Net: Social scientists urged to help with development goals “Policymakers and social scientists must team up to help achieve the global development agenda and help measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a meeting has heard. Social scientists can help formulate the goals, implement policies, and measure their effects,…

Guinea Officials Expect Country’s Ebola Epidemic To Be Declared Over By November

Bloomberg Business: Guinea’s Government Expects an End to Ebola Epidemic by November “…One confirmed and one suspected case of the hemorrhagic fever were being treated as of Sept. 17, Guinean National Ebola Response Coordinator Sakoba Keita said in an interview in the capital, Conakry, on Sept. 18. The authorities will…

Global Fund’s 2016 Replenishment Crucial To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…With an eye toward continued success under the SDGs, the Global Fund’s upcoming replenishment in 2016 is crucial. These ambitious goals aim to accomplish a broad spectrum…

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