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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…

Childhood Immunization Plays Essential Role In Building Resilient Health Systems

Foreign Policy: The Next Victims of Ebola Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, and Seth Berkley, president and CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…After more than a year of lost lives, lost economic growth, lost schooling, and, for many, lost hope, the temptation to rejoice about zero [Ebola] cases…

U.S. Pledges $16M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

USAID: United States Pledges $16 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan “The United States announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water, and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began…

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.’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).…

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).

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