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U.K., U.S. Anti-Terrorism Laws Inhibiting Humanitarian, Food Aid Deliveries To Drought-Hit Somalia

The Guardian: Anti-terrorism laws have ‘chilling effect’ on vital aid deliveries to Somalia “Strict British and U.S. counter-terrorism laws are discouraging humanitarian organizations from delivering vital emergency assistance to millions of people facing starvation and fatal diseases in drought-hit Somalia. Senior humanitarian officials say the laws, which target any individual…

The Economist Examines Family Planning, Contraception Use In Nigeria

The Economist: The problems of family planning in Nigeria “…Many Nigerian Muslims believe that pills and condoms are part of a Western plot to stop Muslims from multiplying. And in poor, rural areas, centuries of experience have taught people that having lots of children makes economic sense. … So the…

PMI Working With Zambia To Reduce Burden Of Malaria

USAID/Medium: Lifting the Burden of Malaria Chris Thomas, communications lead for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, discusses how PMI is working with Zambian government and health officials to reduce malaria transmission and diagnose and treat cases in the country. The post contains several videos showing Zambians’ malaria prevention efforts supported…

News Outlets Continue To Report On 2018 Malaria Vaccine Pilot Program Rollout

Al Jazeera: WHO: Malaria vaccine to be ‘real life’ tested in Africa “The world’s first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (4/24). CNN: First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year…

China, 31 African Nations Hold Ministerial Conference On Health Cooperation

Xinhua News: China, Africa enhance cooperation in health “China and African countries held a ministerial conference [in Pretoria, South Africa,] on Monday with the aim of stepping up China-Africa cooperation in health. Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission Li Bin, and health ministers…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Malaria Day

The Conversation: What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria Willis Simon Akhwale, country director of I-TECH Kenya at the University of Washington “…To achieve low transmission rates and eventual elimination [of malaria], African countries need to invest in understanding the geography, evolutionary history of flora and fauna, infrastructure,…

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