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Investing In UHC In Africa Will Help Lift Millions Of People Out Of Extreme Poverty

Global News Network Liberia: A path toward wealth and security: Investing in the health of Africa’s people Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group “…[U]niversal coverage of essential services requires a fundamental shift in the way health care is financed. [Universal health coverage (UHC)] means changing from a…

African Development Conference Sees Commitments To Accelerate UHC On Continent

World Bank: Partners Launch Framework to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in Africa; World Bank and Global Fund Commit $24 Billion “Today at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), African heads of state and partners vowed to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa. To help…

Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts Complicated By Infections Among Dogs, Experts Say

STAT: Guinea worm, on the brink of eradication, puts up a surprisingly stubborn fight “The eradication of Guinea worm, thought to have been within grasp, is now at least several years away because of a major setback in the North African country of Chad, according to global health experts and…

U.S. To Provide Nearly $138M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

The Hill: U.S. to provide $138M in aid to South Sudan amid humanitarian crisis “The Obama administration on Monday announced a new aid package of nearly $138 million to South Sudan, as the planet’s youngest country struggles to confront a humanitarian crisis. … The new support includes nearly 58,000 metric…

U.S., Partners Working To End Violence Against Persons With Disabilities, Highlight As Human Rights Issue

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: No Longer Silent: Violence Against Persons with Disabilities is an Issue of Global Human Rights Judith Heumann, special adviser for international disability rights at the State Department, discusses the human rights impacts of violence against persons with disabilities, writing, “Violence against persons with disabilities has…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 294 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including an analysis examining inclusion of key populations in Global Fund and PEPFAR processes; a report suggesting…

After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

NPR Examines Efforts To Eliminate River Blindness

NPR: How Worm Warriors Are Beating An Unbeatable Worm “How do you get rid of river blindness? It’s all about the worm. … But that cycle of transmission and infection is so complex that until recently, many experts believed elimination as a goal was unattainable. Now the World Health Organization…

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