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U.S., Partners To Continue Support For Ebola-Affected West Africa

White House Blog: This is How We Got to Zero Ebola Cases in West Africa Amy Pope, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security, discusses ways in which the U.S. and its partners helped end Ebola transmission in West Africa and will continue to support affected countries, including remaining…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: December 2015 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including a study on voluntary medical male circumcision in Zambia, advancing family planning in the DRC, and using mHealth tools in Guinea’s Ebola response (December 2015).

Guinea Worm Disease On Track To Be Eradicated In 2016

Quartz: How this horror movie-like disease went down more than 99.99% in 30 years “…In 1986, 3.5 million people were affected by [Guinea worm disease] every year. Currently, thanks to a campaign lead for the past 30 years by the Carter Center, there are only 18 cases recorded, Don Bundy…

USAID Announces Additional $173M In Emergency Food Aid To South Sudan

USAID: The U.S. Announces $173 Million in Additional Emergency Food Assistance for South Sudan “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $173 million in lifesaving emergency food assistance for those suffering from hunger as a result of the conflict that broke out in South Sudan two…

U.S. Polio Efforts Aid In Extending Broader Health Care Services To Border Populations In Ethiopia

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Delivering Health Services to Ethiopia’s Borderlands Chris Millard, program manager and research associate for CSIS’ Global Health Policy Center, discusses challenges to delivering basic health care to border populations, particularly women and children in Ethiopia, as well as the positive impact…

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