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FAO Emergency Funding Appeal Focuses On Somalia, Syria, African Sahel Nations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal “The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria, and countries in…

Uganda Criticized For Plan To Send HCWs To Caribbean

Agence France-Presse: Uganda on defensive over medical ‘brain drain’ uproar “Uganda’s government on Tuesday hit back at mounting criticism of plans to ‘export’ over 200 health workers to the Caribbean, insisting it was only seeking to regulate an existing labor market and prevent abuses. A plan to send at least…

Capitol Hill Briefing Examines HCW Shortages In HIV/AIDS Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes a Capitol Hill briefing, titled “How To Ensure the Health Workforce We Need To Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation,” organized by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition,…

State Department Briefing Discusses Global Ebola Response With African Diaspora Communities

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Engaging the African Diaspora Community on the International Ebola Response David Duckenfield, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Public Affairs, summarizes a recent conference call with the State Department’s Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response Andrew Weber and “members of the U.S.-African diaspora…

U.N. Officials Warn Governments, Donors To Avoid Complacency In Ebola Efforts

Associated Press: U.N. warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase “The United Nations is urging donors, organizations, and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000…” (Cook, 3/2).

Ebola, Other Infectious Diseases Highlight Africa’s Health System Challenges, Says European Health Commissioner

EurActiv: Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges “The ‘Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery’ conference, being held by the European Commission [Tuesday], provides an important opportunity to plan for the long-term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EurActiv in an exclusive interview…” (Gotev, 3/3).

UNAIDS Commends Nigeria For Establishing HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Law

The Guardian Nigeria: U.N. commends Nigeria’s assent to zero discrimination law “The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has commended Nigeria, and President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Anti-Discrimination Law which protects persons living with HIV and AIDS against discrimination and stigmatization…” (Musari, 3/2).

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