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World Bank Takes Steps To Curb Unhealthy Air Pollution In Nigeria

World Bank: A Plea for Action against Pollution in Nigeria In this feature story and video, the World Bank outlines how indoor and outdoor air pollution negatively affect the health of people living in Nigeria and steps the organization is taking to curb pollution in the country (6/16).

World Must Learn From Ebola To Avoid Future Disasters, U.K. Expert Says

The Guardian: U.K. expert warns of disaster if lessons are not learned from Ebola outbreak “Failure to learn the lessons of the Ebola outbreak will have unthinkable consequences when the next global health emergency erupts, the former head of the U.K.’s Ebola taskforce in Sierra Leone has warned. Donal Brown,…

U.S. Should Invest In West Africa’s Health Care Infrastructure

Roll Call: Spike in West Africa Ebola Cases Shows Need to Address Underlying Health Care Needs Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) “…The lesson from [the West Africa Ebola epidemic] is clear: For our own safety and for the long-term stability of the African economy we need to assist with investments in…

U.S. Announces More Than $133M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To South Sudan

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis “The United States announced more than $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance [Tuesday] in response to a surge in conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan over the last two months.…

Advocates, Practitioners Call For Scale-Up Of Community Health Workers In Sub-Saharan Africa

Huffington Post: A Call to Scale-Up Community Health Workers Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Sonia Sachs of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University on behalf of the 1 Million CHW Campaign “Public health officials and practitioners from around Africa and from international…

Sierra Leone Shows Mixed Progress As Country Recovers From Ebola

World Bank: As Ebola Crisis Wanes, a Mixed Picture of Economic Recovery for Households in Sierra Leone “Employment in Sierra Leone has returned to pre-crisis levels, though earnings and hours worked still lag behind. This is according to respondents in the latest round of high-frequency mobile-phone surveys, led by Statistics…