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Nigeria, Southern Africa Facing Food Shortages, Need Aid, U.N. Agencies Warn

Bloomberg News: Nigeria’s Borno Faces World’s Worst Food Crisis, UNICEF Says “The food crisis unfolding in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state is probably the worst in the world at the moment, with 4.5 million people in need of assistance out of which one million are in danger of extreme malnutrition, according…

Aid Agencies Call On Zimbabwe President Mugabe To Allow Fair Food Aid Distribution

The Guardian: Zimbabwe urged to put compassion before politics in distribution of food aid “Aid agencies have called on President Robert Mugabe’s government to look beyond political differences and prioritize humanitarian principles after the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of partisan food aid distribution. The commission’s…

Eliminating Malaria In Africa Possible With New Innovations

Devex: Innovating for a malaria-free Africa Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance “…The [African Union’s] adoption of the ‘Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030’ gives Africa a roadmap that could change the future of the continent. The framework ……

New Report Examines Delays In Adoption Of WHO’s HIV Guidelines In Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO HIV guidelines adopted last where they would make the biggest difference, study finds Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a new report on national policy responses to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and examines delays…

Malaria Drug Could Reduce Strain On Health Care Facilities During Ebola Outbreaks

Humanosphere: Antimalarials could help in Ebola outbreaks, study shows Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses findings from a study published in PLOS ONE that suggest standardizing the distribution of artesunate/amodiaquine (ASAQ), a drug that treats and prevents malaria, during future Ebola epidemics could reduce the strain on health care facilities (9/8).

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