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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Highlights Food Security, Resilience, Demographics

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Africa’s Trifecta: Food Security, Resilience, and Demographics at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Roger-Mark De Souza, director of population, environmental security, and resilience at the Wilson Center, discusses highlights from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, including the announcements of new partnerships,…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Discuss U.S. Approach To Ebola, African Aid

Opinion pieces and an editorial discuss the U.S. government’s approach to fighting Ebola and sending aid to Africa. Washington Post: Why Ebola worries the Defense Department Rick Noack, Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the Washington Post “While the public discourse on Ebola has so far been fixated on the public…

Suspected Ebola Case in Saudi Arabia Dies; Health Officials Awaiting Test Results

Reuters: Saudi Arabian man being tested for Ebola virus dies “A Saudi Arabian man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said. Saudi authorities and international laboratories certified by the World Health Organization…

Response To Ebola Outbreak Illustrates Challenges To Confronting Global Health Threats

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola outbreaks, response … We’re reading about new and persistent challenges to confronting global health threats Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the Ebola outbreak in Africa and how…

Achieving Food, Nutrition Security In Africa Should Be Shared Goal For U.S.

The Hill: Africa: Game changer for global food security Pedro Sanchez, director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute “…Without question, the African continent has suffered its share of uphill battles when it comes to food and nutrition security. … Thankfully, the continent is finally…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Should Address Sustainable Financing For HIV/AIDS Programs

The Hill: We can end AIDS in Africa and the world Taufiqur Rahman, head of operations for UNITAID “Africa leaders are convened in Washington this week to discuss Africa priorities with President Obama and U.S. institutions. U.S. support for HIV/AIDS programs will be an important topic of discussion. Africa’s economic…

U.N. Convenes Emergency Meeting on Ebola

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. health agency to convene emergency meeting on deadly disease “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced [yesterday] that it will convene a two-day meeting of its emergency committee starting [today] to determine whether the current Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa is a…

U.S. ‘Working Urgently’ To Address Ebola

News outlets discuss U.S. government actions aimed at helping to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Hill: Obama: U.S. ‘working urgently’ to contain Ebola outbreak “The United States is ‘taking the necessary precautions to protect Americans’ from the spread of Ebola, President Obama pledged… ahead of his appearance…

Rains, Insecurity Aggravate Cholera Outbreak In Cameroon

IRIN: Cholera surges in Cameroon “Rains and insecurity caused by Nigerian Islamist militants are aggravating a cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon which has killed at least 75 people and infected some 1,400 others since April. Water scarcity, poor public health care, and risky hygienic practices have rekindled the disease which…