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Kenyan Activists, Government Officials Worry PEPFAR Scale Back Will Affect HIV Programs

IRIN: HIV funding worries in Kenya “The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programs in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease…” (7/30).

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Michelle Obama Calls On Young African Leaders To Improve Progress For Women, Girls

News outlets report on First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for young African leaders to continue to improve attitudes toward and opportunities for girls and women on the continent. Associated Press: First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes “Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and…

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Liberia, Sierra Leone Declare Emergency Measures To Stem Ebola Outbreak

Three of the four countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa implement precautions and ask for assistance. Financial Times: Liberia declares emergency measures to contain Ebola outbreak “…In a statement, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, announced mandatory quarantine for several villages and counties that have been…

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U.N., Individual Nations Respond To Ebola Outbreak With Warnings, Precautionary Evacuations

The U.N., U.S., U.K., E.U., and some Asian nations have taken measures to help African nations contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak and protect their own borders. Devex: WHO on Ebola outbreak: We need more health workers “The World Health Organization desperately needs to boost the ranks of health workers responding…

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Media Reports Cover Different Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on varying aspects of the West African Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Ebola discoverer says would sit next to victim on train “The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he…

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USAID’s Safe Water Dispenser Project To Bring Clean Drinking Water To Uganda, Kenya

Washington Post: Federal international venture fund helps yield clean drinking water in Uganda, Kenya “A single plastic container, blue like the color of a recycling bin, sits on a conference table at the USAID headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. In sub-Saharan Africa, dispensers just like it have prevented thousands of…

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Ugandan Activists Launch Court Petition To Repeal Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on Ugandan activists’ launch of a court petition to repeal the country’s anti-gay law. Agence France-Presse: Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law “Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights…

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Number Of Cholera Cases Rises In Ghana; Death Toll Exceeds 200 In Northern Cameroon

News outlets report on the continued cholera epidemics in Ghana and Cameroon. GhanaWeb: 197 Cholera cases recorded at La General Hospital “The La General Hospital in Accra has recorded 197 cases of cholera in two weeks. Six people have also died of the disease. Out of this number, four died…

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Canada Pledges $20M For Nutrition Projects In Africa

CTV Winnipeg: Canada puts up $20 million for nutrition programs in Africa “Canada is working to end hunger in developing countries and it’s looking to team up with charities that have similar goals. The minister of international development took that quest to a rural Manitoba farm Tuesday afternoon. He met…

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British, U.S. Officials, Airlines Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on British and U.S. government reaction to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well as reaction from airlines and Liberian immigrants in the U.S. Financial Times: Hammond calls emergency meeting on Ebola “Philip Hammond, [British] foreign secretary, is holding an emergency meeting of officials and ministers…

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