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Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Advance Food Security, Nutrition In Local Communities

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Working With African Communities To Build a Future Free From Hunger Michele Rivard, chief of staff at the U.S. African Development Foundation, discusses the role of smallholder farmers and civil society in improving food security and nutrition for local communities in Africa (6/27).

News Outlets Discuss Ebola In Sierra Leone; Quarantine Of 31 Health Workers, Economic Recovery

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers “Authorities in Sierra Leone quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses in the capital Freetown when a mother tested positive for Ebola after giving birth, the health ministry said on Thursday…” (Johnson, 6/25). The Guardian: Sierra Leone: ‘needs a Marshall Plan, not…

Nigeria Nears Full Year With No New Cases Of Polio

NPR: Polio Is Active In Only 3 Countries. Soon It Could Be Down To 2 “Nigeria is on the verge of being polio-free. And that would mean that for the first time ever there’s no ongoing polio transmission on the African continent. Nigeria is one of just three countries in…

NTDs, Other Public Health Threats Require Attention In Ebola-Hit West Africa

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy “While global attention in West Africa is focused…

Cholera Outbreak Poses Risk To Children In Conflict-Torn South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan children at risk from cholera outbreak, warns UNICEF “A cholera outbreak is threatening South Sudan’s children in the latest blow to a country already teetering on the brink of all-out crisis amid incessant fighting and mass displacement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported…”…

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