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Agence France-Presse: In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war (4/19). Borgen Magazine: Positive Deviance: A Solution for Malnutrition in Vietnam? (Newsome, 4/18). Health24: Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds (4/18). Inter Press Service: Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough (Srour, 4/18). The Lancet:…

Devex Examines Functions Of U.N. OCHA’s Central Emergency Response Fund

Devex: CERF: The fund that functions ‘like the ambulance for the U.N.’ “Mark Lowcock, head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, last week announced the largest ever disbursement from the Central Emergency Response Fund, the U.N. mechanism for allocating unearmarked humanitarian dollars. The $125 million for…

Yemen Facing Growing Cholera Outbreak, Aid Agencies Warn

The Guardian: Mounting concern over cholera health crisis in Yemen “Yemen is facing a massive resurgence of cholera in what was already one of the world’s worst outbreaks, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and almost 300 deaths reported in the first three months of this year. With well over…

USAID Prepares To Reduce Palestinian Staff In West Bank And Gaza Mission

NPR: U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects “Under orders from the Trump administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to lay off most of its Palestinian aid workers in its West Bank and Gaza mission, according to U.S. government communications…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 17 more in DRC outbreak (Schnirring, 4/17). The Guardian: Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador — report (Murray, 4/17). SciDev.Net: ‘Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladeshi kids’ (Shaikh, 4/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Donkeys deliver vaccines in Mali as diseases spike…

MSF Launches Emergency Intervention To Address Malnutrition, Support Displaced People In Southern Ethiopia

Médecins Sans Frontières: Alarming rates of malnutrition among displaced people in southern Ethiopia “Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned for the welfare of tens of thousands of vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) in southern Ethiopia, following an assessment that revealed alarming findings about their nutritional status, poor living conditions, and…

U.S. Provides $3M To WFP To Respond To Cyclone Idai In Malawi

World Food Programme: U.S. provides $3 million to WFP in response to Malawi floods “The United States Government has contributed US$3 million … for the emergency response to Cyclone Idai in Malawi. The funds, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, will support…