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Health Indicator Progress Slipping In Africa, Making Gains In E.U., Reports Show

Devex: Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, and Togo lead Africa on development progress “The rate of progress on human development has slowed over the past five years, according to the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released [Monday]. The report found that progress in education has ‘nearly ground to a halt’ and…

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Madagascar Successfully Stems Plague Outbreak

NPR: How Madagascar Took Control Of Its Plague Outbreak “…According to World Health Organization estimates, in just over three months, more than 2,000 have become became ill, 171 of whom have died. By comparison, Madagascar saw about 300 cases in 2015 and 2016 each. But this week, WHO announced that…

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Trump Administration’s Development Strategy In Africa Places U.S. Companies First

Global Times: Shift in U.S. aid to Africa signals emphasis on politics Song Wei, associate research fellow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation “The U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on appropriations for U.S. aid to Africa in October. … The hearing reflected the focus…

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Conflict, Climate Change Drive Increase In Food Insecurity In Sub-Saharan Africa, FAO Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Conflict and climate push 224 million Africans into hunger — U.N. “The number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10 percent to 224 million in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate change, the United Nations said on Thursday…” (Win, 11/16). U.N. News Centre: Conflicts,…

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Wall Street Journal Examines Current Plague Outbreak In Madagascar, Worst In 50 Years

Wall Street Journal: Madagascar Wrestles With Worst Outbreak of Plague in Half a Century “…Madagascar, the tropical island nation off Africa’s southeast coast, is scrambling to contain its worst outbreak of plague in at least 50 years. The country’s health ministry reported 2,119 probable cases from Aug. 1 to Nov.…

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Undernutrition, Overweight Increase In WHO Africa Region, Report Shows

WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in malnutrition in Africa. “A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The…

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Report Highlights Progress Made, Data Gaps In Tracking Africa’s SDGs, Agenda 2063

Brookings Institution’s “Africa in Focus”: Figure of the week: Africa’s progress on the SDGs and Agenda 2063 Mariama Sow, research analyst at the Africa Growth Initiative, discusses a report that examines the progress made in Africa toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063, and identifies gaps in…

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U.S. To Host High-Level Discussions With African Foreign Ministers, A.U. Officials

VOA News: Before High-Level Discussions, U.S. Aims to Strengthen Ties to Africa “U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will welcome 37 African foreign ministers to Washington … this week in the largest African foreign policy event to date under President Donald Trump. The event on November 16 and 17 will…

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Devex Examines Importance Of Partnerships For Achieving Global Health Goals

Devex: How to make global health partnerships work: Key insights from the field “Partnership will be the key to UNITAID’s new $50 million, five-year investment in increasing antimalarial treatment for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. … The Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy — or Tiptop — program ……

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South Sudan Using Food As Weapon Of War By Blocking Aid, Confidential U.N. Report Says

Reuters: S. Sudan’s government using food as weapon of war — U.N. report “South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen…

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