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West African Nations Better Able To Respond To Disease Outbreaks After Ebola, WHO Regional Director Says

VOA News: W. Africa Better Prepared to Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks “The World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa says West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Matshidiso Moeti says Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are now able to respond…

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NYT Magazine Profiles Guinean Doctor Who Trains Health Care Workers In Ebola Control Practices

New York Times Magazine: He Survived Ebola. Now He’s Fighting to Keep It From Spreading. “…Dr. Sadou Diallo is a slight man, trim and compact with a high forehead above wire-rimmed glasses. He is the director of obstetrics and gynecology at the Matam Community Medical Center, in Conakry, Guinea’s capital.…

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Partnerships Critical For Delivering Digital Payments To HCWs In Emergency Response Situations

Devex: The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s minister of finance and economic development “…Building partnerships with the private sector and development organizations is key for us to succeed [in delivering digital payments to health care workers (HCWs) in emergency response situations]. … It is…

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Close To 8.4M People Need Food Aid In Malawi Due To El Niño-Induced Crop Failures, Minister Says

Reuters: More than half of Malawi’s population need food relief — minister “More than half of Malawi’s population is in need of food aid after an El Niño-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday. … “[C]lose to 8.4 million people will need food because they have…

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More Than 400K People To Receive Food Aid In Nigerian Region Affected By Boko Haram, WFP Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food aid to avert famine threat in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria: U.N. “More than 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria will receive food aid to avert the threat of famine as the lean season approaches, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert,…

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El Niño Weather Pattern Disrupts Crops In Africa For Second Year, Leaving At Least 50M Food Insecure, U.N., Aid Groups Say

The Guardian: 50 million Africans face hunger after crops fail again “Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the U.N. and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much…

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Zika Circulating In Cape Verde Same As Viral Strain In Americas, WHO Announces, Warns Of Further Spread

Associated Press: WHO: Zika virus off coast of Africa came from Americas “Health officials say they have confirmed that the Zika virus in Cape Verde island off the western coast of Africa is the same one infecting people in the Americas. The World Health Organization announced Friday that the development…

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Yellow Fever Outbreak ‘Serious’ But Does Not Qualify As Emergency, WHO Committee Says, Calls For Action

Associated Press: U.N.: Yellow fever outbreak is “serious” but not an emergency “The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is ‘serious and of great concern’ but does not warrant being declared a global emergency…” (5/19). CNN: WHO: Yellow fever outbreak is ‘serious and…

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Ensuring WASH In Health Care Settings ‘Requires Action,’ Will Help Improve Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Delivering maternal health requires water and sanitation Anne Mutabaruka, head of programs at WaterAid Rwanda “…Water and sanitation are essential to [the human rights, good health, and progress of women and girls]. Girls cannot grow up healthy if they do not have clean water to drink, a…

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Collaborative Work To Eliminate Trachoma Continues In Mozambique

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease In this Q&A, Sharone Backers, chief of party for ENVISION, a collaboration between Mozambique’s Ministry of Health, USAID, and other international partners, “discusses progress, challenges, partnerships, and what work is left” in eliminating trachoma in Mozambique…

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