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Hunger, Malnutrition-Related Deaths To Increase In Eastern Ethiopia Through September, FEWSNET Report Says

Bloomberg: Ethiopia Faces Severe Hunger in East Until October, FEWSNET Says “Some eastern areas of Ethiopia will suffer severe hunger and increased deaths through at least September after a drought last year resulted in two harvests being missed, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network said…” (Davison, 5/3).

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Blog Post Explores Factors Influencing Family Reproductive Decisions In Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: The complex factors involved in family fertility decisions Anne Bakilana, senior economist for health, and Rifat Hasan, health specialist, both at the World Bank, discuss various factors that influence family reproductive decisions in sub-Saharan Africa, including personal desire and social norms, child mortality rates, knowledge about…

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Increased Access To Midwives Could Curb Maternal, Newborn Mortality In Nigeria, Women’s Rights Activist Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Invest in “army of midwives” to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeria “Investing in an ‘army of midwives’ across Nigeria will cut the number of stillbirths and women dying during or after giving birth, a leading women’s rights activist said ahead of the West African nation’s first…

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CDC-Supported Program Helps Train Workers To Identify, Respond To Food Insecure Areas In Ethiopia

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: A Ray of Hope for a Better-Prepared Ethiopia Lucy Boulanger, program director at CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in Ethiopia, discusses Ethiopia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), a network of university-based training programs that educate workers to collect and analyze public health data in…

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In Collection Of Blog Posts, Experts Discuss Markets’ Roles In Improving Global Health

PATH Blog: Markets Matter: experts share why strong markets are essential for global health This blog post highlights “Markets Matter, a collection of thought leadership pieces from a diverse group of nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and donors” on “the role well-functioning markets play in supporting access to health products…”…

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New York Times Features Photo Essay On Maternal Health Care In Sierra Leone After Ebola

New York Times: How Ebola Destroyed Maternal Health Gains in Sierra Leone “…[Sierra Leone] is still reeling from the effects of the Ebola outbreak, which has crippled its health care system. Monique Jaques, an American photographer who traveled to Sierra Leone late last year to photograph Ebola’s aftermath for a…

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Sierra Leone’s Ebola Survivors Press For Government’s Promise Of Free Health Care

The Guardian: Ebola leaves a painful legacy for survivors in Sierra Leone “…When Sierra Leone was first declared Ebola-free in November last year, President Ernest Bai Koroma addressed the nation, saying: ‘We remain committed to ongoing work to support survivors. This includes a comprehensive package of support for survivors, including…

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USAID, Liberia Work To Incorporate Country-Owned Development Approaches Into Nation’s Health System

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: Country Ownership at USAID: Enabling and Empowering Liberia’s Ministry of Health Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst, and Claire McGillem, research assistant, both at CGD, discuss the experience of a partnership between USAID and Liberia that used a Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA),…

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Liberia Should Pass Legislation To Ban FGM, Protect More Women, Girls

The Guardian: Liberia needs to muster the courage to ban FGM Mary Wandia, FGM program manager at Equality Now “…Unlike neighboring countries such as Guinea and Sierra Leone, Liberia has already managed to significantly reduce FGM prevalence … However, unless tough legislation is enacted and properly implemented, it may be…

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About 1 Child Dies Every 2 Minutes Of Malaria; African Nations Bear Greatest Burden

PolitiFact: Malaria’s toll: Close to one African child killed every 2 minutes “A grim statistic is circulating this World Malaria Day. USAID’s Tina Dooley-Jones, deputy mission director in Kenya, marked the occasion in Nairobi saying that ‘globally, malaria kills a child every two minutes.’ … One organization claimed a child…

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