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2.8M Malawians Face Hunger Due To Drought

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malawi drought brings fresh misery, hunger to flood survivors “…[M]aize, cooking oil, and legumes [are] being handed out by World Vision, one of a clutch of aid groups responding to an emergency that has left 2.8 million Malawians hungry. Almost 16 million in Southern Africa face hunger…

U.S. Engagement In Zika Response, Global Health Issues Critical To Strategic Diplomacy

The Hill: Imperative for U.S. leadership in global response to Zika Anand Parekh, senior adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Ashish Jha, K.T. Li professor of international health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute “…We believe that the U.S. has an opportunity, working with the World Health…

Emergency Food Aid Urgently Needed To Avert Hunger Caused By Boko Haram

New York Times: Boko Haram and Mass Starvation Editorial Board “…The United Nations says more than 50,000 people in northern Nigeria are in imminent danger of starvation, cut off from help in areas where it is too dangerous for aid workers to travel, and that some 1.4 million people in…

Zimbabwe Government’s Rejection Of GMO Food Aid Is ‘Humanitarian Outrage’

Wall Street Journal: We May Starve, but at Least We’ll Be GMO-Free Nayasha Mudukuti, biotechnology student at Chinhoyi University of Technology and member of the Global Farmer Network “…Zimbabwe will reject any food aid that includes a genetically-modified-organism [GMO] ingredient — such as grains, corn, and other crops made more…

Using Low-Cost TB Urine Test Among HIV Patients Could Save Lives, Research Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Low-cost TB test for HIV patients can save thousands of lives: researcher “A low-cost urine test that detects tuberculosis in people living with HIV can save thousands of lives, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa, a Cape Town University researcher said on Wednesday. Nearly 40 percent of…

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