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U.N., Partner NGOs Launch $2.66B Appeal For Emergency Assistance To 8 Sahel Region Nations

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches $2.66 billion appeal for emergency assistance in Sahel region “The United Nations and its partner nongovernmental organizations [Wednesday] launched an appeal for $2.66 billion to provide emergency assistance across eight countries in the Sahel region, where ‘millions of people still live in conditions of deplorable…

Saving Mothers, Giving Life’s 2016 Annual Report Shows Progress In Reducing Maternal, Perinatal Mortality In Uganda, Zambia

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative Reveals Latest Results “[On Wednesday], Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, released its 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report highlights SMGL’s progress in…

Ugandan Researchers Testing Several Experimental Ebola Vaccines

PRI: Uganda is leading the world in the fight to find a vaccine for Ebola “…Uganda is especially susceptible to viral hemorrhagic fevers — a group of animal and human diseases transmitted by bodily fluids and known for causing profuse bleeding, high fevers, and an almost unprecedented mortality rate. Currently,…

Collaboration On, Implementation Of Mobile Technologies Can Improve Maternal Health Care Uptake

Devex: Opinion: Using mobile tech to influence behavior and improve maternal health Janet Aika Matemu, technology manager, and Lindsay Sanders, communications and development manager, both with Jacaranda Health “…With the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, Jacaranda Health has piloted a package of mobile technology innovations in its maternity hospitals…

Physicians Working To Bring Health Care To Remote, Rural Areas Of Thailand, Liberia

Global Health NOW: In Thailand, $3 a Month Could Boost Migrant Health “…To bring better health — and dignity — to [migrants living in Thailand along the Thai-Burmese border,] a transient group trapped in the gaps between two health care systems along a porous border, … French-born, Thai-based physician [Nicolas…

Progress On HIV Viral Load Testing In 7 Sub-Saharan African Nations; Challenges Persist, Require International Support

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV viral load testing capacities progress, require global support, multiple partners to reach 90-90-90 goals Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a report recently published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that examined the implementation of and…

Sub-Saharan African Political Leaders Must Commit To Effective, Constructive Communication Regarding HIV Prevention, Treatment, Blog Post Says

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political Leadership Abraar Karan, an MPH candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a graduate of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and Thomas J. Coates, director…

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