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African Health Leaders, Policymakers Gather At One Health Conference To Discuss Convergence Of Human, Animal Health

WHO: African leaders recognize importance of preventing and managing health emergencies on inaugural One Health Day “…[This] week (8-11 November), the WHO Africa Region, in collaboration with global and regional partners, will convene the West African Regional Conference on One Health in Dakar, Senegal. More than 200 policymakers, experts, and…

Ebola Mutation Likely Helped Virus More Easily Infect Humans In West Africa, Studies Show

New York Times: Ebola Evolved Into Deadlier Enemy During the African Epidemic “The Ebola epidemic that tore through West Africa in 2014 claimed 11,310 lives, far more than any previous outbreak. A combination of factors contributed to its savagery, among them a mobile population, crumbling public health systems, official neglect,…

CSIS Report Examines Ethiopian Government’s Response To Political Unrest, Implications For Women’s, Children’s Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Imperiling Progress: How Ethiopia’s Response to Political Unrest Could Undermine Its Health Gains In this report, Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Katherine Peck, program manager and research associate, both with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine how political unrest and the Ethiopian government’s…

6% Of New TB Infections In West Africa Resistant To Drugs, New Research Shows

The Guardian: Multidrug-resistant TB rates soaring in West Africa, WHO warns “…Until now, the World Health Organization has had to rely on estimates for MDR-TB in West Africa because the data has not been collected or reliable. But a new surveillance network across eight countries in the region has found…

Quality Data, Innovation Critical For Achieving Gender Equality In Africa

Medium: What do we really know about Africa? Ayo Ajayi, Africa director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The place where we most need innovative approaches to data is in the realm of women and girls. Even the little data that is available on Africa is not sufficient to…

PEPFAR Sets ‘High Bar’ For ‘American Greatness’

The Hill: Ask George W. Bush how to set a high bar for American greatness Bridget Johnson, senior fellow with the news and public policy group at Haym Salomon Center and D.C. bureau chief for PJ Media “…In his [2003] State of the Union address, [President George W.] Bush called…

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 299 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including a commentary on how the Global Fund can improve its response to TB and an article…

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