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International Donors, Agencies Continue To React To Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Media sources continue to cover reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Guardian: Uganda: how campaigners are preparing to counter the anti-gay bill “Earlier this week president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, did what LGBT rights campaigners, HIV/AIDS workers and human rights organizations feared for years:…

U.S. Calls For Repeal Of Ugandan Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

News sources continue to cover international reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Reuters: U.S. says reviewing relationship with Uganda government “The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda’s government, including U.S. assistance programs that are heavily focused on fighting HIV/AIDS,…

Food Insecurity Could Hinder Zimbabwe’s Development, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Malnutrition could jeopardize Zimbabwe’s development, U.N. official warns during visit “The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that high levels of malnutrition could hold Zimbabwe back from reaching its full potential, during a visit to the country at the peak of its…

Yaws Can Be Eradicated With Donations From Drug Companies, WHO Says

The Guardian: Yaws eradication will need millions of donated antibiotics, says WHO “The World Health Organization has stepped up efforts to eradicate yaws, described as the ‘forgotten disease’, after the discovery of a single-dose oral antibiotic that can cure it. Wiping out the bacterial skin disease that causes weeping ulcers…

AIDS Expert Calls For Universal HIV Testing For Children In Zimbabwe

Thomson Reuters Foundation: HIV-positive teens dying after hospitals and guardians fail to test them “Thousands of HIV-positive children are suffering and dying unnecessarily because of late diagnosis, a Zimbabwe-based expert on HIV/AIDS said, calling for universal testing of children entering health facilities in high prevalence countries…” (Migiro, 2/19).

Nutrition Experts Say Research Should Be Led By Africans, Not Donors

IRIN: Call for shake-up in Africa nutrition research “…To change the face of nutritional research in Africa, the SUNRAY [Sustainable nutrition research for Africa in the years to come] project proposes an African-led ‘knowledge hub’ that will assess and build on existing knowledge and present effective solutions for major nutrition…

WHO Launches Cholera Vaccination Campaign In South Sudan

Media sources report on the WHO’s launch of a cholera vaccination program in South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: WHO launches anti-cholera drive in conflict-torn S. Sudan “The World Health Organization began a campaign on Saturday to prevent outbreaks of cholera in temporary camps in South Sudan housing thousands of people who…

Uganda President Signs Anti-Gay Legislation

News outlets report on the controversy surrounding Uganda’s anti-gay legislation. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law on Monday despite opposition from several groups and individuals, including Desmond Tutu. New York Times: Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law “Brushing aside Western threats and criticism, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda…