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Global Development Efforts Important In Interconnected World

Huffington Post: The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) “…Three billion people live in the rural areas of developing countries, and those areas are also home to three-quarters of the world’s poor and hungry. Why should…

U.S. To Support A.U. Efforts To Establish African CDC

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Supporting Capacity Building Efforts To Help Africa Cope With Health Threats “DipNote” bloggers discuss Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the signing of “a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control…

WHO Feature Story Examines Ebola Response In Liberia

WHO: Liberia succeeds in fighting Ebola with local, sector response This WHO feature describes “[t]he story of how Liberia’s most populous county, Montserrado, turned around an exponentially-growing Ebola outbreak … WHO’s team and national officials, aided by veterans from WHO’s polio eradication group in India, decentralized the response, using quality…

Egypt Experiences Unexplained Increase Of Avian Flu Cases Since Fall

New York Times: Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation “Cases of H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt since the fall. Egypt has now passed Indonesia as the country with the most human cases in total since the virus was first found in Hong Kong almost 20 years…

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Sierra Leone

New York Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola Trial Begins “Researchers began vaccinating volunteers in Sierra Leone with an experimental Ebola vaccine in a study officially begun on Monday. The trial, the third to begin in the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control…