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Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of Malaria Vaccine Pilot Program In African Countries

BBC News: Malaria: Africa pilots world’s first vaccine in major trial (4/25). Deutsche Welle: Malaria vaccination: Paving the way to immunity (Fricke, 4/25). The Lancet: RTS,S malaria vaccine pilots in three African countries (Adepoju, 4/27). Nature: First proven malaria vaccine rolled out in Africa — but doubts linger (Maxmen, 4/25).…

Alternative Care Models Could Help Ensure Most Vulnerable In DRC Can Access Health Care

Devex: Opinion: The daily struggle for survival in Congo Annemarie Loof, operations manager for Médecins Sans Frontières projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Haiti, and Sierra Leone “…[T]he needs [in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)] go well beyond Ebola. People in DRC have been struggling for…

USAID Announces Nearly $33M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance For Those Affected By Cyclone Idai In Mozambique, Zimbabwe

USAID: The United States Announces Nearly $33 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by Cyclone Idai “[On Wednesday], the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced nearly $33 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs caused by Cyclone Idai and related…

U.S. Leadership Needed To Help End DRC Ebola Outbreak, Expert Writes

Health Affairs Blog: The Ebola Outbreak: The Need For U.S. Action Ashish K. Jha, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard University, and dean for global strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), suspected cases…

USG Providing Nearly $257M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To Somalia

USAID: USAID Announces Nearly $257 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Somalia “On October 2, 2019, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that the U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in…

KFF Updates Explainer On Ebola Outbreak, U.S. Role

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Current Ebola Outbreak and the U.S. Role: An Explainer KFF updated its explainer on the current Ebola outbreak in DRC, which discusses the U.S. role in responding to the outbreak and presents key questions about the broader global response (Moss/Michaud/Kates, 9/27).

News Outlet Examines Phrasing Regarding Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights In U.N. Declaration On Universal Health Coverage

Bhekisisa: S.A., U.S. face-off over the world’s first declaration on universal healthcare “…U.N. member states signed the final declaration [on universal health coverage] in New York City on [September 23]. The document is the product of months of behind-the-scenes battles between countries over the exact wording [surrounding sexual and reproductive…