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Nearly 16M People In Southern Africa Risk Hunger Because Of Drought, WFP Says

Reuters: WFP says 16 mln face hunger in southern Africa, emergency looms “Almost 16 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern and that number could climb to almost 50 million, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on…

Global Fund Audit Shows Ugandan Government Failed To Spend Grants On HIV Treatment

The Guardian: Uganda’s failure to spend Global Fund grants denies thousands HIV treatment “The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are being put at risk by Uganda’s poor management of health spending, a report finds. An audit by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published on…

2.5M People Food Insecure In CAR; U.N. Agencies Appeal For Assistance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hunger soars in CAR as nearly 2.5 million face food shortages “Half the population in Central African Republic are going hungry every day, double the number a year ago, U.N. officials said as they called for help to prevent the ‘dire’ food situation deteriorating further…” (Batha, 3/2).

Despite International Praise For Relief Efforts, Ethiopians Remain Food Insecure

The Guardian: ‘We’re waiting to die’: Ethiopians pray even as drought response praised “…In contrast with other humanitarian crises, such as the one in neighboring South Sudan, where aid is delivered through international organizations, the government is the main channel for relief efforts in Ethiopia. … But despite praise by…

John Snow, Inc. Working To Develop Innovative Community Program For Childhood Vaccinations

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Working toward Universal Immunization: John Snow, Inc (JSI) Molly Abbruzzese, a senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Gates Foundation, discusses efforts by “John Snow, Inc. (JSI), which for the past four years has worked to develop an innovative, sustainable…

New CSIS Reports Examine Public Health, TB Efforts In Ethiopia

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Sustaining Improvements to Public Health in Ethiopia In this report, Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses Ethiopia’s success at providing basic health care and its efforts to improve quality and access. The summary notes, “In order to sustain…

Ebola Can Persist In Survivors’ Semen For Months, Study Shows

News outlets discuss findings from a study published Monday in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases looking at the presence and persistence of Ebola virus in survivors’ bodily fluids. Agence France-Presse: ‘Low’ risk of getting Ebola from survivor: study “The risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is generally low since the…

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