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Let’s Work Together To Help Children With Cerebral Palsy In Nigeria

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, Freeman Osonuga, founder and executive director of Heal the World Foundation in Nigeria, examines the issue of cerebral palsy, “a disorder of posture and movement which is caused by a permanent and non-progressive insult to the developing brain,” in the country. “Cerebral palsy…

Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Faces Obstacles But Is Best Option For Some

“Last year, the [WHO] finally recommended the preventative approach, called seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), in African regions where malaria is common and strictly seasonal,” Brooklyn-based science journalist Amy Maxmen writes in a post in Scientific American’s “Guest Blog” examining the “public health debate and the future of this potentially historical…

USAID Contributes Food, Cash Valued At $18.2M To WFP For Malawi

“USAID has contributed food and cash valued at $18.2 million (MK 6.1 billion) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malawians facing food shortages due to a combination of bad weather during the growing season as well as high food prices,” the WFP reports in an article…

Program In Côte d’Ivoire Provides Affordable Cervical Cancer Treatment

Writing in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Nina Kouassi, a member of the Key Correspondents program who lives in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses cervical cancer care and treatment in the country, provided through a program started in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University and Côte d’Ivoire’s national HIV/AIDS…

A.U. Special Summit On HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Concludes In Abuja

“The Special Summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ended in Abuja Tuesday with the leaders recommitting themselves to the declaration they made at a similar meeting in 2001, to increase funding towards finding solution to the diseases,” Nigeria’s The Guardian reports. “In April 2001, African Union…

BuzzFeed Examines HIV Among Women Who Have Sex With Women In South Africa

BuzzFeed examines the issue of HIV among women who have sex with women in South Africa, highlighting a recent study that found “around 10 percent of women who have sex with women in four Southern Africa countries are HIV-positive.” According to BuzzFeed, “The study suggests that the main source of…

USAID’s Shah Discusses U.S. Partnership With Africa

The Center for Global Development recently hosted USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah for an hour-long discussion of the U.S. partnership with Africa, according to a summary of the video of the discussion. “Shah was just back from accompanying President Obama in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania,” and he “discussed the administration’s…

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