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UNICEF Supports Community Health Workers, Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor In Malawi

Mail & Guardian: Malawi’s village health heroes “…In Malawi, workers such as [37-year-old Amidu] Malope are called health surveillance assistants (HSAs) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which provides supplies to these assistants, has said they are one of the reasons child mortality has dropped by two-thirds: from 244…

Maintaining U.S. Funding For Food Security Efforts Critical, USGLC Blog Post Says

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Providing a 360-Degree Response to Food Insecurity and Conflict Laura Mack, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses the food security crises in the Middle East and Africa and highlights the efforts of FHI 360, which receives U.S. funding, to address food security globally. Mack mentions the…

Improving WASH Conditions Necessary For Provision Of Quality Medical Care

PLOS Blogs: When water doesn’t flow… Marisa Gallegos, senior public health program manager at Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW), discusses CGSW’s investigations of water conditions in health care facilities in resource-limited settings and uses her own experience in a Ghanaian hospital to illustrate the…

First WHO Africa Health Forum Opens With Focus On Universal Health Coverage

Xinhua/New China: WHO Africa health forum targets continent’s health care priorities, challenges “[The] World Health Organization (WHO)’s first Africa health forum on Tuesday kicked off [in Kigali] to explore Africa’s health care priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all. The two-day forum, hosted by…

AfDB Committed To Improving Water, Sanitation In Africa

Project Syndicate: Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank “…Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas now need the global community’s support. We need to…

Desmond Tutu Foundation Blog Post Encourages Continued U.S. Support For PEPFAR

Desmond Tutu Foundation: PEPFAR: Oh what good you have done! This blog post summarizes PEPFAR’s impact in South Africa and discusses potential cuts to the U.S. initiative’s budget. The blog post concludes, “The HIV epidemic is far from over. Sub-Saharan Africa retains the highest HIV burden in the world today.…

CDC-Supported Programs To Train Epidemiologists In Sierra Leone Help Curb Potential Widespread Disease Outbreaks

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Keeping Kids Healthy in Sierra Leone Regan Rickert-Hartman and Tushar Singh, epidemiologists with CDC, discuss “improving surveillance systems and training the public health workforce in Sierra Leone,” particularly following the Ebola epidemic. They write, “Sierra Leone now has 58 disease detectives trained through the Frontline Field…

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