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Kenya To Benefit From DREAMS Project Aimed At Preventing HIV Among Young Women

VOA News: Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project “Kenya will be getting new support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. President Obama announced Sunday that Kenya would be included in the DREAMS project. It’s funded by the U.S., the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (DeCapua,…

Government Action Key To Sustaining Nutrition Promotion Efforts In Africa

Huffington Post: Good news: African Governments are Seriously Stepping Up Their Fight Against Malnutrition Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) “…At the recent Financing for Development conference held in Addis Ababa on 14-16 July, the government of Ethiopia took the opportunity to reiterate its…

President Obama Discusses Human Rights Concerns During Visits To Kenya, Ethiopia

Humanosphere: Obama presses Ethiopia and Kenya on human rights during visits Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses U.S. President Obama’s visits to Ethiopia and Kenya, where he publicly discussed the East African nations’ human rights concerns, including women’s rights, corruption, and gay rights (7/27).

U.S., Partners Help African Countries Drive Own Development

USAID’s “Impact”: Equipping Africa to Support Its Own Development Alex Thier, assistant to the administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, discusses how “the U.S. and [its] partners [are] working to put African countries in the driver’s seat on their respective development paths” so that African nations can…

U.S. President Obama Expresses Support For LGBT Rights While In Kenya

Agence France-Presse: No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself, say Kenyans “People in Nairobi on Sunday gave a muted and measured response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya…” (McConnell, 7/26). The Atlantic: Why Obama Pushed for Gay Rights in…

WHO, Aid Agencies Express Concern Over Lack Of Health Funding In Somalia

U.N. News Centre: As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care — U.N. “Somalia — a country where every two hours a mother dies due to pregnancy complications — is facing cuts in life-saving health services because of the lowest funding levels…

Malaria Vaccine To Serve As Tool Alongside Other Prevention Strategies

NPR: Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal “…[T]he expectation among researchers is that, even if RTS,S is rolled out on a large scale, the other current measures against malaria — notably bed nets and mosquito control programs — will have…