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U.N., Aid Agencies Urge Global Community To Do More In S. Sudan

News outlets report on responses to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the result of ongoing ethnic violence in the country. Agence France-Presse: Major international effort seen as crucial to end South Sudan carnage “As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on…

Burkina Faso Aims To Halve Malaria Cases In 5 Years

Deutsche Welle: Fighting malaria from childhood in Burkina Faso “…The Burkina Faso government says the fight against malaria is its top priority. Health minister Lene Sebgo has the ambitious goal of halving the number of malaria cases within five years…” (Osterath, 4/24).

West Africa’s Ebola Death Toll At 147, WHO Says

Media sources report on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 “The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 242 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes a commentary on the Global Fund’s impact in China, an article on how Ukraine can maximize the impact of Global Fund assistance, and an…

Global Health Community Must Address Acid Attacks

“At a recent social function benefiting the Acid Survivors Foundation, I learned about an insidious worldwide problem that barely figures on the global health radar, but should. Acid violence, sometimes called acid throwing or an acid attack, involves throwing or pouring acid onto a person with the intent of killing…

AFP Reports On Ugandan Town Heavily Affected By HIV/AIDS

Agence France-Presse: Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by AIDS “When you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV…” (Leroux-Nega, 4/23).

Report Examines Family Planning In Ethiopia, Including U.S. Engagement

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) has released a report written by Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Alisha Kramer, program manager at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, titled “Family Planning and Linkages with U.S. Health and Development Goals.” The report, which focuses on a CSIS-led delegation to…

Blog Examines South Africa’s National HIV Survey

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behavior Survey, 2012, and other data related to HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The blogs states, “As the report notes, the survey’s findings, which point to a continued inequitable distribution of rates of…

Tanzania To Employ Climate Data To Fight Malaria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Better climate data could help Tanzania curb malaria “Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the U.S.-based International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is designed…

Water Shortage In Ugandan Resettlement Camps Causing Tensions

VOA News: South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Struggle with Water Shortages South Sudanese refugees in Uganda “are not only battling homesickness and fear for the future of their country, but also tough challenges in the camp, including a chronic shortage of clean water that has led to tensions with the…