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Liberia’s Health Minister Bernice Dahn Discusses Lessons Of Ebola Epidemic, Importance Of Health Systems Strengthening In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: Liberia’s minister of health on lessons learned from the Ebola crisis “‘West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,’ Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at an event last week. ‘Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation’ celebrated the 10th anniversary of the department of global health…

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WHO Declares End To Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo — U.N. agency “With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency…

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G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting In Germany Will Discuss Fighting Poverty In Africa

Reuters: G20 foreign ministers to tackle fight against poverty in Africa “G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions, and better utilize the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said on the eve of a two-day meeting in Bonn…” (Shalal, 2/15).

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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains a blog post by Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul about the Lives and Livelihoods Fund, “an innovative mechanism to finance projects in health, agriculture, and infrastructure in…

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U.S. To Provide More Than $25M In Humanitarian Aid To Uganda To Assist With East African Refugee Influx

Agence France-Presse: U.S. to give Uganda $25 mln in aid for refugees “The United States will give over $25 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda, to help the nation cope with a huge influx of refugees fleeing conflict in East Africa, the U.S. ambassador in Kampala said Tuesday. Uganda is…

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Primary Health Care Systems Serve As Front Lines In Disease Outbreaks, Must Be Strengthened

The Conversation: How best to prepare for epidemics? Strengthen primary care Ashwin Vasan, assistant professor of Clinical Population Health & Medicine at Columbia University “…Why is primary care important in epidemics like Ebola or Zika? First, we know that primary care providers play an important role in initial outbreak response…

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Small Percentage Of People Infected With Ebola Considered ‘Superspreaders,’ Responsible For 61% Of Cases In West Africa, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Small percentage of people spread most Ebola cases: study “Most of the people infected with Ebola in the West Africa epidemic that began in 2014 got sick through contact with a small number of ‘superspreaders’ with the disease, researchers said Monday…” (2/13). International Business Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola…

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‘Substantive’ U.S.-Africa Partnerships Could Help ‘Make America Great Again’ In Africa

The Hill: ‘Make America Great Again’ in Africa Rosa Whitaker, CEO and president of the Whitaker Group “…[H]ow might President Trump ‘Make America First Again’ in Africa? It starts with the recognition that the recent decline in U.S. influence was not inevitable and is only reversible by prioritizing economic engagement…

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4 Nations Face Unprecedented Levels Of Hunger, Food Shortages Amid Humanitarian Crises, Experts Warn

The Guardian: Famine looms in four countries as aid system struggles to cope, experts warn “Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn. Tens of millions…

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Through Inclusive Partnerships, Africa CDC Aims To Respond To Global Health Threats Early, Effectively

The Lancet Global Health: Establishing the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: responding to Africa’s health threats John N. Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Olawale Maiyegun, director of the Department of Social Affairs at the African Union Commission; and Matshidiso Moeti, director…

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