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Guardian Examines African Environmental Outlook Report

The Guardian highlights the African Environment Outlook-3 [.pdf], a report released last month by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that examines “[t]he multifaceted connection between environmental and human health.” The report is the third in a series, with the first published in 2002 and the second in 2006, the…

Bill Gates Reflects On Visit To Ghana To Learn About Immunization Program

“I arrive in Ghana today to see firsthand why the country’s immunization system is working so well and meet the people involved,” Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. “Ghana’s approach works so well for a few key reasons: Rigorous…

Somalia Aims To Provide Universal Basic Health Care By 2016

“Every Somali citizen will have access to basic health care by 2016 if a new, government-led strategic plan achieves its aims,” IRIN reports. The government launched the Health Sector Strategic Plans (HSSPs) for each of the country’s zones on March 21, marking “a move away from the emergency-level health provision that…

IRIN Examines TB In Southern African Mines

Noting “South Africa’s gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease a leading export to neighboring countries,” IRIN examines “the declaration meant to change this situation.” The news service notes, “In August 2012, heads of state from the…

Mozambique Completes First HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial

Last week, “researchers at Mozambique’s Polana Cancio Centre for Research and Public Health completed a trial evaluating the safety of an HIV vaccine candidate,” the country’s “first HIV vaccine trial,” and it “is set to embark on a second, a demonstration of the country’s increased HIV research capacity,” PlusNews reports. The Phase…

IRIN Interview Examines Implementation Of Financial Transaction Tax In Mozambique

Noting “Mozambique has become the latest African country to implement a financial transaction tax (FTT) and airplane levy to fund health services in developing countries, part of the UNITAID initiative,” IRIN interviews Philippe Douste-Blazy, board chair of the international financing mechanism, “about the state of play in innovative health financing.” According to…

CSIS Report Examines U.S., South Africa Efforts to Transition HIV/AIDS Programming

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on Thursday released a report (.pdf), titled “The Future of the U.S.-South Africa HIV/AIDS Partnership,” examining the joint U.S.-South Africa effort “to transition responsibility for HIV/AIDS programming and policies to the South African government,” the center reports on its webpage. The report is based on…

South Sudan Hospital Sees Influx Of Kala Azar, Malaria Patients

VOA News examines an influx of patients suffering from kala azar, also known as visceral leishmaniasis, and malaria in a South Sudan hospital, writing, “The pediatric ward at the main hospital in Bentiu is overcrowded and under-staffed as an unusually high number of children suffering from kala azar and malaria have…

Mozambique To Begin Widespread Use Of GeneXpert TB Testing Machine

The Guardian reports on the rollout of the GeneXpert tuberculosis (TB) testing machine in Mozambique, where it “should speed up TB diagnosis from two to three months to two hours.” According to the newspaper, “These machines mean people can be tested, diagnosed and started on multi-drug resistant treatment on the same day…