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Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator For USAID’s Bureau For Africa Testifies Before U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee

USAID: Statement of Ramsey Day, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Bureau for Africa, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee During testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ramsey Day, senior deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Africa at USAID, discussed U.S. investments in Africa, highlighting the work of the…

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ABC News: Scientists are getting ahead of Rift Valley fever after learning from the Zika epidemic (Strauss, 12/15). Al Jazeera: What’s being done to fight HIV/AIDS stigma in MENA? (12/17). CIDRAP News: Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika (Soucheray, 12/14). CNN: This app tells your doctor if…

Addressing Poor-Quality Medicines Vital To Sustaining Progress Against, Ending Malaria

Devex: Opinion: To end malaria, we cannot ignore the reality of poor-quality medicines Ronald T. Piervincenzi, chief executive officer of USP, and Delese Mimi Darko, pharmacist and chief executive officer of Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority “…WHO estimates that one in 10 medicines in low- and middle-income countries are substandard…

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Associated Press/POLITICO: U.N. chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks (12/13). Devex: How hard to reach are the ‘hard to reach’? (Abrahams, 12/13). Devex: Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu (Cornish, 12/12). Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC (Root, 12/12). Global…

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 347 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including the Global Fund Board’s approval of another $98 million in country grants from the 2017-2019 allocations,…

Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Restrictions On Aid To North Korea

Foreign Policy: Washington Wants Pyongyang to Choose: Humanitarian Aid or Nukes “The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is restricting some international relief agencies from delivering humanitarian assistance to needy North Koreans, in the latest effort to compel Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear arms program. In recent months, U.S. diplomats…

Global Health Hackathon Focuses On New Approaches, Tools To Prevent Malaria

Devex: The challenges of bringing malaria innovations to scale “How could air capture technology, which is being developed to limit the impacts of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, be applied to malaria? The easiest way for mosquitoes to find humans is through the air we exhale, and Nazzy Pakpour,…

Uzbekistan Receives WHO Certification Of Malaria-Free Status

WHO: WHO certifies that Uzbekistan has eliminated malaria “…After enduring a decades-long return of the malaria parasite, Uzbekistan eliminated malaria for a second time, in 2010. Now, the country has gone one step further, securing the official WHO certification of malaria-free status. … Uzbekistan’s malaria-free certification brings to 19 the…

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Associated Press: Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse (Keyton, 12/9). Associated Press: Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will (Cheng, 12/10). CNN: How low tech is making a big impact on maternal deaths in Nigeria (Adeoye, 12/7). The Guardian: ‘No world to leave our children’: progress…

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