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Community Health Workers Helping To Improve Maternal Care In Nigeria

NPR: New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria “How do you help a country struggling to provide quality health care, particularly to its rural citizens? More doctors would be great. New and better clinics would help. But in some places, community health workers are an important…

Southern African Drought Set To Hit Zimbabwe Hardest, U.N. Says

Reuters: Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa “…The drought is likely to damage harvests across southern Africa — from southern Angola to Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia, the World Food Programme (WFP) says. The impact is looking particularly serious for Zimbabwe, where the economy has been struggling…

Link Between Gender-Based Violence, Ebola Transmission Must Be Recognized

Huffington Post: Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease Mardia Stone, senior adviser to Liberia’s Ebola Response and to the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Lynn Lawry of Overseas Strategic Consulting Ltd. “…Affected governments, the United Nations, and WHO have yet to recognize gender-based violence and its…

Poorest Nations Receive Less Than One-Third Of Global Development Aid, ONE Report Shows

News outlets discuss findings from the ONE Campaign’s 2015 DATA Report. Agence France-Presse: Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report “The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, a non-governmental organization…

U.N.’s Ban Highlights Africa’s Achievements, Future Challenges On Africa Day

U.N. News Centre: On Africa Day, U.N. chief spotlights continents’ achievements, reflects on challenges of 2015 “Each year, Africa Day is an opportunity to celebrate the continent’s achievements and to reflect on its challenges, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Monday], highlighting the courage and determination it took to make…

U.N. Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees In Tanzania Showing Progress

Agence France-Presse: Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees in Tanzania slowing: U.N. “A cholera outbreak raging among Burundian refugees in Tanzania has slowed significantly with no new deaths reported in the past five days, the United Nations said Tuesday…” (5/26). Reuters: Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N. “About…

South African Health Minister Counters Media Reports On HIV Drug Supply Shortages

Mail & Guardian: Motsoaledi refutes claims S.A. faces drug shortages “Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hit back at media reports about drug shortages at public health facilities reaching crisis levels. Motsoaledi claimed there are ‘more than adequate’ antiretroviral medicines for HIV treatment in each facility and district. He said South…