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Foreign Policy Articles Examine How Trump Administration’s Proposed FY18 Budget Outline Would Affect U.N. Funding, Aid To African Nations

Foreign Policy: Trump Administration Eyes $1 Billion in Cuts to U.N. Peacekeeping “The White House is seeking to cut $1 billion in funding for U.N. peacekeeping operations and to eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars for other U.N. programs that care for needy children and seek to lift the world’s…

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In Coordinated Effort, 13 African Nations Aim To Vaccinate More Than 115M Children Against Polio Next Week

Associated Press: U.N. aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio “The World Health Organization says it’s aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease. In a statement Thursday, the U.N. health…

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U.S. Global Health Leadership, Funding Encourages Other Nations To Prioritize Public Health Policies, Spending

Washington Post: When the U.S. funds global health, other countries do too Amy S. Patterson, professor of politics at University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. “…Public health experts say that cuts to U.S. global health funding … threaten the health of U.S. citizens, since pathogens such as Zika, influenza,…

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Once Approved By WHO, New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Protect Millions Of Children From Diarrheal Disease

New York Times: New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day “A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said…

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U.K.’s DEC Warns Of Potential Increase In Waterborne Disease Incidence In Drought-Stricken East African Nations

International Business Times: Cholera threatens millions in drought-hit East Africa as famine looms “Fears of a cholera outbreak in drought-ravaged East Africa are increasing. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in the U.K. warned of an ‘alarming surge’ of waterborne diseases in the area, where millions have gone hungry due to…

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Governments Must Invest More In Clean Water, Sanitation, World Water Council Says; 1 In 4 Children To Face Water Shortages By 2040, UNICEF Report Shows

Associated Press: African governments urged to spend more on clean water “Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their budgets toward projects aimed at making safe water widely…

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Trump’s Budget Blueprint Recommends Cutting McGovern-Dole Food For Education Program Providing School Meals To Children In World’s Poorest Nations

Washington Post: This program has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it “Former senator Bob Dole, a pillar of the Republican Party and a staunch supporter of President Trump during his campaign, has accused the president of threatening ‘one of the…

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CSIS Podcasts Discuss U.S. Engagement With Nigeria’s Health Sector, Recently Launched CEPI

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Nigeria’s Health Sector and Partnership with the United States Sara Allinder, deputy director and senior fellow at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), speaks with Audrey Jackson, senior fellow with the CSIS GHPC, and Richard Downie, deputy director of the…

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CDC Testing Fractional Dose Vaccination For Yellow Fever

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Yellow Fever Vaccination Response Kimberley Fox, immunizations systems branch chief, and Jennie Harris, epidemiologist, both with CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discuss the agency’s evaluation of fractional dose vaccinations for yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The authors note, “If the fractional dose is…

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Ebola Survivors Face Physical, Mental Health Issues, Lack Access To Health Care, NGO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Three years after Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea, survivors still suffer — charity “Three years after the world’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak was first declared in Guinea, hundreds of survivors who suffer from physical and mental health problems are struggling to access care, a medical charity said…

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