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WHO, Aid Agencies Express Concern Over Lack Of Health Funding In Somalia

U.N. News Centre: As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care — U.N. “Somalia — a country where every two hours a mother dies due to pregnancy complications — is facing cuts in life-saving health services because of the lowest funding levels…

Malaria Vaccine To Serve As Tool Alongside Other Prevention Strategies

NPR: Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal “…[T]he expectation among researchers is that, even if RTS,S is rolled out on a large scale, the other current measures against malaria — notably bed nets and mosquito control programs — will have…

Global Health Corps Engages Young, Diverse People To Advance Global Health

New York Times: A Millennial Named Bush Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…[Barbara Bush] and five friends began brainstorming about how to help recruit more people to global health. Her connections opened doors — she’s frank about that — and they ended up starting Global Health Corps, initially intended…

Nigeria Must Continue Work Toward Polio Eradication

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes about Nigeria’s achievement of reaching one year without a recorded polio case. “…While its commitment to polio eradication…

European Regulators Provide Positive Scientific Opinion Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine; WHO To Make Policy Decisions On Use In African Countries

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators “European regulators on Friday gave the go-ahead for the world’s most advanced malaria candidate vaccine, despite mixed results from a years-long trial on nearly 15,500 children in seven African countries…” (7/24). Financial Times: World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from…

Obama Voices Support For Gay Rights In Africa Before Arriving In Kenya, Ethiopia

Agence France-Presse: Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade “U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants…” (McConnell/Smith, 7/24). Associated Press: On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa…