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CDC, Partners Aim To Strengthen Immunization Efforts In South Sudan

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Strengthening Immunization in Challenging Settings In this blog post, CDC’s Global Immunization Division in collaboration with in-country partners discuss the challenges and progress of routine immunization efforts in South Sudan, highlighting the importance of partnerships and country ownership. The blog post notes, “Despite the numerous challenges…

U.K., U.S. Anti-Terrorism Laws Inhibiting Humanitarian, Food Aid Deliveries To Drought-Hit Somalia

The Guardian: Anti-terrorism laws have ‘chilling effect’ on vital aid deliveries to Somalia “Strict British and U.S. counter-terrorism laws are discouraging humanitarian organizations from delivering vital emergency assistance to millions of people facing starvation and fatal diseases in drought-hit Somalia. Senior humanitarian officials say the laws, which target any individual…

The Economist Examines Family Planning, Contraception Use In Nigeria

The Economist: The problems of family planning in Nigeria “…Many Nigerian Muslims believe that pills and condoms are part of a Western plot to stop Muslims from multiplying. And in poor, rural areas, centuries of experience have taught people that having lots of children makes economic sense. … So the…

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