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Somaliland Slowly Builds Health System But Challenges Remain

The Lancet: Slowly and steadily, Somaliland builds its health system “…Thanks to remittances from Somalilanders abroad and foreign aid, much of the capital Hargeisa has been rebuilt and the rubble removed while the trappings of statehood, including health services, are slowly emerging. But the challenges remain steep in a region…

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African Health Leaders, International Partners Can Improve Continent’s Future

The Lancet: African health leaders: claiming the future Agnes Binagwaho, minister of health of Rwanda, and Nigel Crisp, independent member of the House of Lords and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health “Improving health in Africa is a team effort that involves many people from different…

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Partnerships Can Help Women With Fistula Access Treatment, Care

Huffington Post: We Can Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula. Let’s Do Both. Catherine Murphy, director of digital marketing for Mercy Ships “On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the global health community paused to stand with the more than two million women around the world who live with the untreated…

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Information, Communication Technologies Can Help Frontline Workers Effectively Respond In Disease Outbreaks

USAID’s “Impact”: Fighting Ebola with Information Eric King, an innovation specialist with the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Digital Development Team, discusses how mobile technologies “empower local and international humanitarian responders to save lives by tightening the feedback loops between those who need help and those who can offer it…” He…

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U.S. Sends Food Aid Shipment To Sudan; WFP Warns 40% Of South Sudanese At Risk Of Acute Hunger

Agence France-Presse: U.S. sends huge food aid shipment to Sudan for conflict areas “Nearly 50,000 tonnes of U.S. food aid bound for areas of Sudan affected by conflict arrived in the country on Tuesday, the U.N. World Food Programme said…” (5/26). Bloomberg Business: South Sudan Faces Worst Hunger Level in…

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African Governments Must Better Fund Domestic Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian: Empty promises mean African mothers are dying of preventable diseases Joachim Osur, head of reproductive and child health at Amref Health Africa “…Africa has taken great strides in developing a favorable policy environment for reproductive and maternal health. But this positive environment has not translated into better health…

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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 266 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features news articles on the first partnership forum and the first meeting of the Global Fund Board’s Africa Bureau, among other issues,…

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South Africa Faces Challenges Implementing Universal Health Coverage

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Arduous Path to Universal Health Coverage in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses South Africa’s efforts to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) program and the challenges facing the country as it…

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Additional Funding Needed To Reach Zero Ebola Cases In West Africa, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Ebola set to persist in 2015, but funds for aid are lacking: WHO “The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone is expected to take all of 2015 to stamp out and may persist even longer because of dwindling financing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday…” (Nebehay,…

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Cholera Outbreak In Tanzania’s Burundian Refugee Camp Improving, But Transmission Risk Remains High, U.N. Says

The Guardian: Cholera biggest threat as Burundi refugees crowd into Tanzania camps “…A cholera outbreak in the holding camp where the refugees are cleared for entry into Tanzania has claimed 31 lives. The World Health Organization said this week that the situation appears to be improving, but the risk of…

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