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Decline In Measles Vaccine Coverage Contributes To Global Resurgence, Experts Say

NIH: Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease “In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and many…

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…

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…

USAID Program Supports Zimbabwean Farmers To Grow Crops, Sell Surpluses To WFP For Fellow Citizens

USAID/Medium: Zimbabweans Feeding Zimbabweans Doreen Hove, a development outreach and communications specialist with USAID’s mission in Zimbabwe, discusses the USAID’s Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise (ENSURE) project in the country. Farmers who participate in the program receive education and support to grow drought-resistant crops, and then are able…

Opinion Piece Discusses Mexico City Policy, Ivanka Trump’s Trip To Africa To Promote Women’s Global Development, Prosperity Initiative

The Guardian: Hypocrisy without borders: the pomposity of Ivanka Trump’s trip to Africa Arwa Mahdawi, columnist and brand strategist at The Guardian “…On Sunday, the first daughter and presidential adviser [Ivanka Trump] set off on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote the U.S. government’s Women’s Global…

Laurie Garrett Discusses Indirect Role Of Coltan Mineral Trade In DRC Ebola Outbreak

Foreign Policy: Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…[The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola outbreak] is now on the edge of catastrophe that requires an urgent response. The most urgent of all is also among…