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IMF, African Governments Agree Economic Growth Should Spur ‘Structural Transformation’

Agence France-Presse: African nations agree need for economic ‘transformation’ “African governments and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday agreed on the urgent need to harness the continent’s rapid economic growth, as unrest and a plethora of challenges temper exuberance about the continent’s rise. At a major meeting in Maputo,…

MERS Spreads To Algeria; Jordan Reports New Death

Agence France-Presse reports on new cases of and deaths caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. Agence France-Presse: First MERS infections detected in Algeria “Algeria reported its first two cases of the deadly MERS virus on Saturday, both among pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, where most cases and…

Sierra Leone Reports 2 Ebola Deaths, Rising Number Of Cases

News outlets report on the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, where two deaths and a dozen other cases have been reported. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone confirms seven Ebola cases “Sierra Leone on Friday said that it had confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the…

U.N. Welcomes First Africa-Wide Campaign To End Child Marriage

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies welcome African-led push to end child marriage “Two United Nations agencies today welcomed the first campaign by the African Union to end child marriage, a practice that robs over 17 million girls — one in three — across the continent of their youth…” (5/29).

Uganda’s HIV Bill Sparks Debate

Devex: Huge divide over Uganda’s HIV prevention bill “Civil society groups campaigning against Uganda’s HIV bill are struggling to convince stakeholders to join their call for President Yoweri Museveni to reject the legislation. In a bid to strengthen its case, the Uganda Network on Law Ethics & HIV AIDS, a…

Blog Presents Second Part Of Two-Part Interview With Birx

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ambassador Deborah Birx on viral load testing, young women, South Africa, and the T word Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, presents Part 2 of a “Science Speaks” interview with…

Kenyan AIDS Services Assess Funding Streams

Key Correspondents: No cause for panic as Kenya faces steep cuts to AIDS funding “…‘I am not sure where that notion is coming from that PEPFAR are withdrawing, it’s not true. They, plus the Global Fund, continue to be our partners. For example, we have just signed a USD 495…

Ebola’s Continued Spread In West Africa Is ‘Serious,’ WHO Says

Reuters: West Africa Ebola outbreak still spreading, ‘situation serious': WHO “Guinea’s capital Conakry has recorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, while other previously unaffected areas have also reported infections in the past week, according to the World Health Organization…” (Nebehay/Samb, 5/28).

Cholera Outbreak In S. Sudan Capital Worsens

IRIN: South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak “Health officials are warning that a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, which has left 23 people dead and forced more than 670 others to seek treatment, could be getting worse…” (5/28).