U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday in Kenya “re-affirmed the new U.S. administration’s commitment towards expanding its partnership with African countries, expressing optimism in the continent’s long-term potential for growth and development,” VOA News reports.
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Global Health Aid ShouldÂ Take An ‘Integrated Approach’ “As the health care reform debate unfolds domestically, we face an opportune moment to recalculate for the better how we maximize the success of our efforts abroad to strengthen global health,” Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority leader and current member of the…
Also In Global Health News: Malnutrition Among Sahrawi Refugees; Ethiopia Malaria Efforts; Child Mortality Drops In Sri Lanka; Media Partnerships In Nigeria
U.N. Releases 1.5M For Sahrawi Refugees The U.N. has released 1.5 million dollars in emergency aid to help the 90,000 Sahrawi refugees who have fled to Algeria, the U.N. development office in Algiers said Sunday, the AFP/Yahoo! Canada News (7/26). Malnutrition among the refugees stands at about 18 percent, according…
The U.N.’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) recently allocated $6 million to address several health challenges facing the country, IRIN reports.
Lancet Commends U.K. All-Parliamentary Group on AIDS Call For HIV Drug Patent Pool A Lancet editorial examines recent recommendations by the U.K. All-Parliamentary Group on AIDS for pharmaceutical companies to implement an HIV drug patent pool â€“ an appeal, “Drug companies have dismissed” in the past. The authors conclude, “Although…
John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, a former president of Ghana, has been named a global ambassador against hunger for the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP), Xinhua reports.
The U.S. will work to address the health challenges facing India among other countries and will aim to improve maternal and child health care services through comprehensive dialogue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday after visiting a Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) trade outlet in Mumbai, India, PTI/Yahoo! News reports.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) issued an alert on Thursday “seeking donor help” to address the health situation in southern and central Somalia, “which has continued to deteriorate due to latest fighting in [the capital of] Mogadishu,” Xinhua reports.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday said food prices remain high in many developing countries because of reduced harvests, civil conflict and other factors, AP/Google.com reports.
Daily Trust/allAfrica.com, GlobalPost Examine Agricultural Production, Food Insecurity In Nigeria, Iraq
The Daily Trust/allAfrica.com examines food security in Nigeria. Despite its agricultural potential, the “food crisis” in Nigeria “poses a big question as to what is responsible for the insecurity in food production, preservation and storage,” according to the newspaper. A government committee recently toured the country in an effort to…