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Private Capital Investments, Facilitated By Development Aid, Can Help Achieve SDGs

Wall Street Journal: The Healthy Turn From Aid to Investment Grete Faremo, executive director of the U.N. Office for Project Services “…[P]rivate capital, domestic and foreign, is a larger potential source than aid for investing in Africa’s future. Finding ways to put that private capital to good use — by…

Experts Gather At WHO Meeting To Discuss ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’

WHO: The World Health Organization to accelerate national and global health security “The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society, and international organizations to make the world a safer place. The conference called ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’ will be held…

International Donors Pledge $3.4B For Ebola Recovery In West Africa

Agence France-Presse: Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery “International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery…” (Landry, 7/10). Reuters: Pledges of $3.4 billion for Ebola recovery made…

U.N.’s Financing For Development Summit Opens In Addis Ababa

Agence France-Presse: Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia “World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030. The objective of the five days of talks, the…

African Countries Experiencing Rise In NCDs Alongside Economic Gains

Quartz: A whole new set of deadly diseases could hit Africa as it gets richer “…New, high-consumption, sedentary lifestyles, combined with greater life expectancy, have led to a building wave of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — cancers, respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, and other maladies associated with urban living. Currently this category…

Measles Outbreak In Cameroon Advances Because Parents Refused Vaccinations

VOA News: Measles Virus Races Through Northwest Cameroon “A measles epidemic is sweeping through northwestern Cameroon, with reports of more than 300 children infected and several deaths in just a week. Dr. Sama Julius of the expanded immunization program in northwestern Cameroon said the epidemic got its start because people…

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