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WHO Should Break ‘African-Leadership Glass Ceiling,’ Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus As Next Director General

Project Syndicate: Breaking the WHO’s Glass Ceiling Peter A. Singer, chief executive officer of Grand Challenges Canada, and Jill W. Sheffield, independent consultant and advocate for women’s health and rights “…[W]e believe that [Tedros Adhanom] Ghebreyesus is the most qualified person for the job [of WHO director general]. Our endorsement…

Most XDR-TB Cases Spread From Person-To-Person, Study Shows

NPR: Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? “One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR-TB] is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it’s spreading through the air. A new study of more than…

U.S. Continues To Support Efforts Aimed At Improving Health, Lives Of Adolescent Girls In Malawi

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Lifting the Roof: How a New Effort Could Change Everything for Girls in Malawi Virginia Palmer, U.S. ambassador to Malawi; Deborah Birx, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global HIV and AIDS and global health diplomacy; and Cathy Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues discuss the challenges…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 303 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including improvements that will be made to the Global Fund’s business model; how the Trump presidency raises…

Trump Transition Team’s Questionnaire On Africa Viewed As Skeptical About Humanitarian, Health Aid, Including PEPFAR

The Atlantic: Tragedy Would Unfold if Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program “…Last Friday, Helene Cooper at the New York Times reported that the [Trump] transition team sent a four-page questionnaire to the State Department about America’s relationship with Africa, on topics ranging from terrorism to humanitarianism. Several questions indicated ‘an…

Mali Eliminates Guinea Worm Disease, According To Government Figures, Carter Center

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mali eradicates Guinea worm in global milestone against parasitic disease “Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures. Guinea…

How U.S., Other Nations Addresses Climate Change Will Impact Nations’ Abilities To Manage HIV Infection

The Conversation: How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS Brian King, associate professor of geography at Pennsylvania State University “The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,…

Bill Gates Examines How Life Is Improving On African Continent

Gates Notes: Five Reasons I’m Hopeful about Africa In this blog post, Bill Gates writes, “For my first blog of the new year, I want to share evidence [that life is getting better for more people on our planet] from a place where many people wouldn’t expect to find it…

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