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Innovation, Leadership, Investment Needed To Further Improve Global Family Planning

Huffington Post: Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…It’s no coincidence that as global use of modern contraceptives rose from 55 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2010, global maternal mortality fell by a staggering 45…

Gavi Announces Support For Immunization Programs, Health Systems In Ebola-Hit West Africa

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance: Gavi to support rebuilding of immunization programs in Ebola-affected countries “Plans to rebuild immunization services wrecked by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will form the first stage of Gavi’s Ebola investment support and will ensure that hundreds of thousands of children who…

Study Examines How To Effectively Implement HIV Prevention Tools In Real-World Settings

Nature: How to beat HIV “…Here in Kenya’s Nyanza Province, which has the country’s highest rate of HIV infection, this community is part of a groundbreaking study designed to explain a troubling conundrum. Interventions to prevent HIV transmission that work in trial settings — such as rapid on-the-spot HIV tests…

Climate Change, Taboos Surrounding Food Contribute To Malnutrition In Mali

POLITICO Magazine: Eat Not This Fish Anna Badkhen, author “…What we choose to include in our diet and what we disallow describes a story, a history. Like the Fulani catfish ban, food taboos can be maps tracing our very specific connections to the Pleistocene forefathers on the African savannah, ritual…

Oral Vaccine, WASH Efforts Effective Tools To Control Cholera Outbreaks

Healthline News: Cholera Risk Remains High Today, but Vaccine Can Control Epidemic “In spite of an estimated three million to five million cases of cholera each year in the world, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are confident this potentially deadly disease can be controlled. The fight against cholera…

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