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Mozambique Establishes Plan To Align With New PEPFAR Strategy, Devex Reports

Devex: PEPFAR strategy shift aims to get ahead of Mozambique’s epidemic “…Based on an extensive analysis of public health data, the PEPFAR team in Mozambique prioritized 77 of the country’s 148 districts they expect to generate the most new HIV patients. The goal, officials said, is to dramatically curb transmissions…

Liberia Records 3 New Ebola Cases, Monitors 153 People After Possible Exposure

Deutsche Welle: New cases of Ebola found in Liberia, health authorities say “Health officials reported on Friday that three new cases of Ebola were found in Liberia. The diagnoses are a setback for the region as it struggles to end the epidemic…” (11/20). New York Times: Ebola Cases in 3…

Liberia Confirms New Ebola Case In 10-Year-Old Boy

Agence France-Presse: New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia: WHO “The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September…” (11/20). Associated Press: Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia “…Chief Medical Officer…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Toilet Day, Links With Women’s, Girls’ Rights

NPR: Happy #WorldToiletDay! Here’s What It’s Like To Live Without One Jane Otai, senior program adviser at Jhpiego “…Many of the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the U.N. this year hinge on girls gaining an education. We need to recognize that in many regions of the world, that hinges on…

U.S. Foreign Aid Investment Helps Attract Other Funding For Global Health, Humanitarian Programs

The Hill: The Safe Motherhood Project Bruce Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) “…Successful and sustainable foreign aid requires private-public partnerships, locally and internationally. … Without [the U.S.] government’s leadership in South Sudan, the ability to attract other funders into a broad portfolio of assistance…

Global Community Must Prioritize Polio Eradication Efforts In Areas Experiencing Human Migration, Conflict

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication — IMB Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses recommendations from an October 2015 report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, including…

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