Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff Open Enrollment Medicare Part D Medicaid Expansion

Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy ReportAfrica Search Results « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Africa

  • your selections
Clear Search

Filter Results

date

Tags

  • results
Rwanda, Ethiopia Provide Examples Of How To Reduce Child Mortality

Inter Press Service: Looking to Africa’s LDCs to Learn How to Save the Lives of Millions of Mothers and their Babies “Every year, three million newborn babies and almost 6.6 million children under five die globally, but if the rest of the world looked towards the examples of two of…

WHO Intensifies Cholera Response In South Sudan

Xinhua News: Death toll from cholera outbreak hits 63 in S. Sudan: WHO “The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has intensified its response to the cholera outbreak in South Sudan after 63 people have lost their lives and 2,340 people [have been] treated for the disease…” (Mengjie, 6/30).

‘Unsung Heroes’ Provide Hope For Children In War-Torn CAR

CNN: Why children in Central African Republic should matter to us all Mia Farrow, UNICEF goodwill ambassador “…Within Central African Republic, every system has crumbled. Malnutrition and disease stalk children. … Yet in the midst of this grim scenario, there are unsung heroes: Doctors and health workers are risking their…

Blog Posts Highlight Maternal, Child Health Efforts In Nepal, Rwanda

Two “Impatient Optimists” blog posts discuss maternal and child health. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health: Saving Lives in Nepal Praveen Mishra, secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal, discusses factors that contribute to Nepal’s success in maternal and…

African Union Heads Of State Commit To Sustain Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

UNAIDS: African Union: translating political commitments into action “African Heads of State committed to sustain efforts to ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by adopting the recommendations stated in an AIDS Watch Africa report — including prioritizing AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the new development goals in order to ensure that…

Senate, House Taking Steps To Codify Obama’s Power Africa Initiative

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Turning on the Lights to Energize U.S. Leadership in Africa Ashley Chang, deputy policy director at USGLC, writes, “…The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the ‘Energize Africa Act’ this week and, like the ‘Electrify Africa Act’ that passed the House in May, it would codify and…

West Africa, WHO Take Steps To Respond To Ebola Outbreak

News outlets continue to cover responses from the WHO and African health officials to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: A look at how West Africa is combating Ebola “The Ebola outbreak in three West African countries is already the deadliest to date with 635 cases and 367…

News Outlets Report On Possible Source Of, Response To MERS In Saudi Arabia

News outlets report on the possible sources of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus and Saudi Arabia’s response to the outbreak. New York Times: Flawed Saudi Response Fueled Outbreak of MERS, Middle East Virus “…Saudi officials know how urgently they need to beat the disease, and they say they…

Global Health Corps Welcomes 6th Class Of Fellows

Associated Press: Bush’s daughter leads global health group “…[Barbara] Bush, twin sister Jenna Bush Hager and four others went on to create Global Health Corps in 2008. The group places young professionals and recent college graduates in fellowships with health organizations in the United States and Africa for a year…