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The Guardian Examines Uganda President Museveni’s Track Record On Family Planning Funding

The Guardian: Has Yoweri Museveni walked the talk on funding family planning in Uganda? “…[T]he London Family Planning Summit in 2012 appeared to mark a turning point. There, [Uganda President Yoweri] Museveni not only articulated the benefits of family planning but also committed money to it, increasing government funding from…

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Malaria Treatment, Prevention Innovations Provide Hope Of Disease Elimination, African Leaders Malaria Alliance Head Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Interview — Innovations give African leaders hope malaria can be beaten by 2030 “African governments are confident malaria can be wiped out within 15 years as research innovations, including a vaccine against the disease, are developed and tested, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) said. … ALMA’s…

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UNICEF Suspends Aid Delivery To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attacked, 2 Aid Workers Injured

Bloomberg News: UNICEF Suspends Aid in Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack “The United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily suspended humanitarian operations in northern Nigeria, where as many as half a million people need assistance, after gunmen attacked a convoy and wounded two aid workers…” (Muhammad/Olukayode, 7/28). Reuters: U.N. suspends aid…

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Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee Appeals For $1.2B In Aid For 7 Drought-Hit Southern African Nations

Agence France-Presse: Aid agencies seek $1.2 billion to fight Southern Africa drought “Humanitarian agencies said Thursday that they need $1.2 billion in critical aid for seven drought-stricken countries in Southern Africa, as the El Niño weather phenomenon continues to devastate crops across the region. An estimated 12.3 people million are…

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Health Extension Workers Improve Care Access For Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article and video on Ethiopian health extension workers who provide services to those in rural communities. The article notes, “Great systems for health are pivotal in improving…

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Activists Condemn Liberia’s Parliament For Removing FGM Ban From New National Domestic Violence Law

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Lack of FGM ban in domestic violence law fails Liberia’s girls, activists say “Women’s rights activists condemned Liberia’s parliament on Wednesday for removing a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) from a new domestic violence law in a country where half of women have been cut. The…

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MSF Warns Of Growing Humanitarian Crisis In Northeast Nigeria, Urges International Community To Act

Reuters: MSF sounds alarm on northeast Nigeria, calls for food pipeline “Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday that Nigerian children are dying at high rates from malnutrition and disease in a growing humanitarian emergency in the northeast…” (Nebehay, 7/27).

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El Niño Weather Pattern Impacts Wide Swath Of Southern Africa’s Economy, From Herders To Bankers

Reuters: From herdsmen to central bankers, Southern Africa counts drought cost “…Farmers, game reserves, and central bankers across Southern Africa are among those set to count the cost for years to come of the drought that wiped out livestock, pushed up food prices, and caused power shortages and protests. The…

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U.N. Agencies, Partners Work To Contain South Sudan Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: U.N. rushes to ramp up support for South Sudan’s battle against cholera outbreak “The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan’s fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and…

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‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of Presentations Made At AIDS 2016

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Community health workers raise TB diagnoses in Malawi HIV clinic Reporting on the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses results from a pilot intervention in Malawi that aimed to improve TB…

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