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1.4M Children Face Potential Famine In 4 Conflict-Hit Nations, UNICEF Warns

Agence France-Presse: 1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF “Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday…” (2/20). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF warns that 1.4 million children could die from…

African Leaders Endorse Addis Declaration On Immunization At Summit

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Groundbreaking Declaration on Immunization Signed by African Heads of State Diane Scott, senior communications officer with the Gates Foundation, writes, “Late last month, African Heads of State gathered at the 28th Summit of the African Union to sign the Addis Declaration on Immunization…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article describing how Sierra Leone is working to rebuild and strengthen its health system since the Ebola epidemic, as well as an article about Global Fund investment…

Liberia’s Health Minister Bernice Dahn Discusses Lessons Of Ebola Epidemic, Importance Of Health Systems Strengthening In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: Liberia’s minister of health on lessons learned from the Ebola crisis “‘West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,’ Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at an event last week. ‘Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation’ celebrated the 10th anniversary of the department of global health…

WHO Declares End To Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo — U.N. agency “With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency…

G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting In Germany Will Discuss Fighting Poverty In Africa

Reuters: G20 foreign ministers to tackle fight against poverty in Africa “G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions, and better utilize the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said on the eve of a two-day meeting in Bonn…” (Shalal, 2/15).

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