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African CDC Must Engage With WHO, AFRO To Achieve Its Health Goals

The Lancet: The African CDC and WHO AFRO Editorial Board “…If the African CDC develops into a strong organization, it should help bolster disease surveillance and response on the continent. However, it needs to work with existing health agencies in Africa, especially WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), to ensure…

U.N.’s Ban Appoints New Head Of Ebola Mission Against Ebola

Associated Press: U.N. chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms “The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa’s Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world’s deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end…” (Paye-Layleh, 4/25).…

News Outlets Recognize World Malaria Day With Reports On Disease Treatment, Prevention

The Guardian: ‘When people come with severe malaria, it is like a race against time’ “In her 12-square-meter outpost in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Nure Kieltaji represents the frontline in the fight against malaria. She works as a community health worker, one of two people offering basic primary health care to…

U.N. Resumes Childhood Immunization Campaigns In Ebola-Hit West Africa

U.N. News Centre: U.N. resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa “For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect…

More Than 100 Children Dead In Niger’s Growing Meningitis Epidemic

Agence France-Presse: Niger battles deadly meningitis epidemic “Parents cradling sick children in their arms streamed into a treatment center in Niger’s capital Niamey, the victims of a meningitis epidemic that has claimed over 100 lives and appears to be accelerating…” (Hama, 4/24).

Joint U.S.-South Africa Research Program To Focus On HIV/AIDS, TB

SciDev.Net: U.S.-South Africa program funds new TB, HIV research “A five-year collaborative research program to promote HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) research in South Africa has announced new first-year grants worth US$8 million. The U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research … is worth US$40 million, with the South African Medical…

Humanitarian Assistance Programs In Conflict-Torn CAR Remain Underfunded, U.N. Warns

Agence France-Presse: U.N. sounds alarm over ‘forgotten’ C. Africa crisis “The United Nations warned Monday it had received only a fraction of the funds needed to address strife-torn Central African Republic’s towering humanitarian crisis, forcing it to cut desperately needed aid…” (4/27). U.N. News Centre: U.N. warns Central African Republic…

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