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U.S. President Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Impact Humanitarian Aid Efforts, Emergency Assistance To Children, Experts, U.N. Agency Say

Devex: Trump immigration order could harm USAID’s ability to carry out crucial work “Former USAID staffers and security experts warn President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration executive action will undermine the U.S. development agency’s ability to carry out crucial work in conflict areas. ‘There are really serious ramifications for how USAID…

6 African Nations Recognized With Award For Malaria Prevention Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: African leaders hailed for progress in fight against malaria “Some of Africa’s poorest countries won an award on Monday for the progress they have made towards eliminating malaria, a disease that still kills a child on the continent every two minutes. Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic…

Experts At Brookings Institution’s Foresight Africa Panel Discuss Trump Administration’s Possible Impacts On Africa

Devex: Development experts debate Trump’s likely impact on Africa “Development experts at the annual Foresight Africa panel hosted by the Brookings Institution believe development and business opportunities for President Trump’s administration in Africa are vast, ranging from technology and infrastructure to road creation and renewable energy. But they also said…

Devex Examines 5 Development-Related Stories To Follow Under Trump Administration

Devex: 5 development stories to watch in the Trump era “Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration ushers in a new era in American development policy — one currently shrouded in uncertainty. U.S. aid agencies have yet to see a landing team from the administration, and Trump himself has given few clues as…

WHO Should Break ‘African-Leadership Glass Ceiling,’ Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus As Next Director General

Project Syndicate: Breaking the WHO’s Glass Ceiling Peter A. Singer, chief executive officer of Grand Challenges Canada, and Jill W. Sheffield, independent consultant and advocate for women’s health and rights “…[W]e believe that [Tedros Adhanom] Ghebreyesus is the most qualified person for the job [of WHO director general]. Our endorsement…

Most XDR-TB Cases Spread From Person-To-Person, Study Shows

NPR: Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? “One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR-TB] is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it’s spreading through the air. A new study of more than…

U.S. Continues To Support Efforts Aimed At Improving Health, Lives Of Adolescent Girls In Malawi

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Lifting the Roof: How a New Effort Could Change Everything for Girls in Malawi Virginia Palmer, U.S. ambassador to Malawi; Deborah Birx, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global HIV and AIDS and global health diplomacy; and Cathy Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues discuss the challenges…

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