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African Leaders Malaria Alliance Recognizes Nations For Progress On Disease Prevention, Treatment

The Guardian: African countries ​congratulated for ​driving down malaria deaths “…The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) has presented awards of excellence to 14 African countries, including Liberia, Rwanda, and Senegal for their performance in controlling malaria over the past four years, and Comoros, Guinea, and Mali for showing the biggest…

Nearly 2M Libyans Need Humanitarian, Medical Assistance, WHO Warns

U.N. News Centre: Dire health situation of 2 million Libyans ‘cannot wait for political solution’ to conflict — U.N. agency official “With a political deal among Libya’s numerous factions in flux, some $50 million is urgently needed to meet the life-saving needs of nearly two million people in the crisis-torn…

E.U. To Provide $4.5M To Zimbabwe For Drought Assistance

VOA News: European Union Unveils $4.5 Million for Tackling Severe Drought in Zimbabwe “The European Union is set to give Zimbabwe an additional $4.5 million with a view of raising more funds to ease a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon and a crumbling economy. E.U. ambassador to…

Zimbabwe’s Anti-Gay Sentiment Posed Challenges To Nation Hosting ICASA

Pulitzer Center of Crisis Reporting: Gay-Unfriendly Zimbabwe Hosts International AIDS Conference As part of a collaborative project for Science, the PBS NewsHour, BuzzFeed, and UCTV, Jon Cohen, a reporter for Science and Pulitzer Center grantee, reports on the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), which was held…

Drought-Hit Ethiopia Needs $500M To Support Food Aid To 10.2M People Beyond April, WFP Says

Agence France-Presse: Millions in drought-hit Ethiopia facing food shortages: U.N. “Millions of people in drought-hit Ethiopia face dire food shortages, with the United Nations warning Thursday of a break in deliveries that could leave huge numbers without life saving aid…” (1/28). Reuters: Ethiopia drought relief needs $500 mln for support…