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PEPFAR Approves $483M Country Operational Plan 2017 Budget For South Africa

U.S. Embassy & Consulates In South Africa: PEPFAR Approves 2017 Budget to Support South Africa’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB “On April 25, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx approved PEPFAR’s $483 million Country Operational Plan 2017 (COP2017) budget for South Africa,…

CDC’s MMWR Discusses Progress Toward Measles Elimination In Africa

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Measles Elimination — African Region, 2013-2016 Balcha G. Masresha of the Immunization and Vaccines Development Program at the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa and colleagues discuss progress toward measles elimination in Africa by 2020, highlighting the efforts made toward and challenges of reaching vaccine…

Partnerships With African Governments Integral To Epidemic Preparedness, Improving Public Health Infrastructure

CNBC Africa: Op-ed: Africa needs an insurance policy against future epidemics Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) “…[The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)] provides an entirely new way of financing and coordinating the development, manufacture, and testing of vaccines against epidemic threats — vaccines…

CGD Podcast Discusses 5 Priorities For Africa With African Development Bank President

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: A Vision for Africa’s Future — Podcast with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina about five priorities for the African Development Bank moving…

Stabilizing Vulnerable Communities Enhances Resiliency, Eases Dependency On Humanitarian Aid

Los Angeles Times: Stabilizing vulnerable communities in Nigeria is key for easing dependency on humanitarian aid Edward Kallon, resident representative for the United Nations Development Program in Nigeria “…Humanitarian aid is reaching those in need [in northeast Nigeria], but with the existing funding gap, assistance will soon run out and…

Number Of Children In Somalia With Acute Malnutrition Up 50% This Year, UNICEF Says

International Business Times: UNICEF revises upwards number of children in Somalia suffering from famine “The number of children in Somalia suffering from acute malnutrition this year has ‘shot up’ by 50 percent, according to estimates by the United Nations’ children’s agency, UNICEF…” (Buchanan, 5/2). U.N. News Centre: Somalia: 1.4M children…

1.4M Children In Somalia At Risk Of Acute Malnutrition, UNICEF Warns

Reuters: Acute malnutrition surges in Somali children: UNICEF “Some 1.4 million children in drought-hit Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year, 50 percent more than estimated in January, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 5/2).

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