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Overweight, Obesity Rates Rising In Some African Nations

The Guardian: Africa faces up to obesity epidemic “Some parts of Africa are best known for charity appeals to combat famine, but the continent is now facing the opposite problem: an obesity epidemic. … Although statistics are scarce, the World Health Organization estimates that 12.7 percent of African children will…

Ending Malaria Requires Coordinated, Sustained Efforts, Partnerships

Huffington Post: Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in Southern Africa Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Richard Kamwi, Elimination 8 ambassador and former minister of health of Namibia “…[A]s we chart a course to save more lives and eliminate [malaria], our…

Humanitarian Aid With Added Agendas Could Fuel Terrorism, Conflict

Daily Beast: You Can’t Kill Terrorism With Kindness or Aid That Comes With An Agenda Alex Perry, author and foreign correspondent “…Today many NGOs have all but totally surrendered their impartiality in favor of working with governments rather than outside them while also expanding their mission from narrowly defined assistance…

USAID-Funded ‘Every Preemie – SCALE’ Partnership Aims To Prevent Preterm Birth, Low Birthweight In 23 Countries

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Scaling up solutions to save every preemie Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, speaks with Jim Litch, director of the Perinatal Interventions Program at the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirths (GAPPS), about the USAID-funded Every Preemie–SCALE partnership, which aims “to identify lifesaving interventions…

Kenya First Lady Urges Investment In Equity, Health For Women, Children To Achieve SDGs

Kenya Broadcasting Company: First Lady: Invest in women, children to achieve SDGs “First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged leaders to provide the necessary political goodwill for women and children to access equal opportunities. … The First Lady was speaking at Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, during the Global Financing Facility…

Eradicating Polio From Nigeria By 2017 Requires Sustained Funding, Commitment

Devex: Nigeria’s polio-free gift to Africa Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad, executive director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency “…It is … expected that all stakeholders sustain — and where need be, increase — their support for the polio eradication program in Nigeria. Government at all levels…

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