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Most XDR-TB Cases Spread From Person-To-Person, Study Shows

NPR: Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? “One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR-TB] is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it’s spreading through the air. A new study of more than…

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U.S. Continues To Support Efforts Aimed At Improving Health, Lives Of Adolescent Girls In Malawi

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Lifting the Roof: How a New Effort Could Change Everything for Girls in Malawi Virginia Palmer, U.S. ambassador to Malawi; Deborah Birx, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global HIV and AIDS and global health diplomacy; and Cathy Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues discuss the challenges…

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Director Of WHO’s Regional Office For Africa Discusses Global Health Priorities, Progress For Coming Years

Africa Renewal: We can improve health systems in Africa — Dr. Matshidiso Moeti “Botswana’s Dr. Matshidiso Moeti is the first woman to head the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Regional Office for Africa. The new regional director has over 36 years of experience in public health. Her goal is to make…

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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 303 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including improvements that will be made to the Global Fund’s business model; how the Trump presidency raises…

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Trump Transition Team’s Questionnaire On Africa Viewed As Skeptical About Humanitarian, Health Aid, Including PEPFAR

The Atlantic: Tragedy Would Unfold if Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program “…Last Friday, Helene Cooper at the New York Times reported that the [Trump] transition team sent a four-page questionnaire to the State Department about America’s relationship with Africa, on topics ranging from terrorism to humanitarianism. Several questions indicated ‘an…

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WHO DG Candidate Bustreo Discusses How BRICS Nations Play Crucial Role In Confronting Complex Challenges To Global Health

The BRICS Post: The Building BRICS for a Healthier Future Flavia Bustreo, Italy’s candidate for WHO director general and current assistant director general of the WHO, discusses the role the BRICS bloc of nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — can play in global health cooperation, writing,…

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Mali Eliminates Guinea Worm Disease, According To Government Figures, Carter Center

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mali eradicates Guinea worm in global milestone against parasitic disease “Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures. Guinea…

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How U.S., Other Nations Addresses Climate Change Will Impact Nations’ Abilities To Manage HIV Infection

The Conversation: How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS Brian King, associate professor of geography at Pennsylvania State University “The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,…

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Bill Gates Examines How Life Is Improving On African Continent

Gates Notes: Five Reasons I’m Hopeful about Africa In this blog post, Bill Gates writes, “For my first blog of the new year, I want to share evidence [that life is getting better for more people on our planet] from a place where many people wouldn’t expect to find it…

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Tanzanian Government Shuts Down NGO Reproductive Rights Meeting, Raising Concerns Among Health Advocates, Donor Officials

Devex: In an apparent crackdown, Tanzania government raids NGO meeting on reproductive rights “…As the participants [of a mid-December training for Tanzanian reproductive health providers organized by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa] broke up for lunch, non-uniformed security officials swarmed the hotel, according to organizers and witnesses. Together…

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