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West African Nations Begin Ebola Recovery, But Disease Persists In Some Areas

Deseret News: As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages “…While [Ebola] has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to…

Doctor Discusses Successes, Challenges Of Cervical Cancer Detection, Treatment In Zambia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV response in Zambia calls attention to cancer’s toll Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights the comments of Kennedy Lishimpi, executive director of the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, at the Center for Strategic & International Studies on…

WHO Aims To Stop Spread Of Ebola In West Africa Before Rainy Season

Associated Press: U.N. says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June “The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season. In…

Experts Discuss Rwanda’s Success Reducing Child Mortality On BBC Program

BBC News: How has Rwanda saved the lives of 590,000 children? “…[O]ne of the biggest success stories [in reducing child mortality] is Rwanda. Between 2000 and 2015, it achieved the highest average annual reduction in both the under-five mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio in the world. The U.N.…

PEPFAR, U.S. Department Of Treasury Aim To Raise Awareness Of Economic, Fiscal Challenges Of HIV/AIDS

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: PEPFAR-Treasury Collaboration to Combat HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. representative for global health diplomacy, and Ramin Toloui, assistant secretary for international finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, discuss efforts by PEPFAR, the U.S. Treasury, and…

Humanitarian Assistance Programs In Conflict-Torn CAR Remain Underfunded, U.N. Warns

Agence France-Presse: U.N. sounds alarm over ‘forgotten’ C. Africa crisis “The United Nations warned Monday it had received only a fraction of the funds needed to address strife-torn Central African Republic’s towering humanitarian crisis, forcing it to cut desperately needed aid…” (4/27). U.N. News Centre: U.N. warns Central African Republic…

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…

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