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Physician Says Threats To HCWs In Conflict, Emergency Zones Under-Reported

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Health Care in Conflict: A Doctor’s Perspective Sarah Dwyer, communications manager for IntraHealth International, discusses threats to health care workers in conflict zones and profiles the research of Dilshad Jaff, a Kurdish physician from the disputed territories of northern Iraq who is finishing a masters degree at…

Malaria, Preventable Diseases Rise In CAR As Insecurity Hampers Delivery Of Aid, MSF Says

The Guardian: Central African Republic facing chronic health care crisis as scars of conflict abide “More than two years of sectarian violence have decimated already fragile health systems in Central African Republic (CAR), leading to a rise in preventable diseases like malaria among families still hiding from armed groups in…

U.S. Government Sending Disaster Response Teams, Funding To Earthquake-Hit Nepal

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Providing Shelter and Food Assistance to Nepal’s Earthquake Survivors “…In the aftermath of the earthquake [in Nepal], USAID quickly deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the region and provided $10 million in emergency assistance. USAID also activated Urban Search and Rescue Teams to…

President Obama To Nominate Gayle Smith As USAID Administrator

News outlets report on a White House statement announcing President Obama’s intent to nominate Gayle E. Smith to head USAID. Foreign Policy: Obama Taps Insider Gayle Smith to Lead USAID “President Barack Obama has tapped a longtime Africa expert and member of his inner circle to run USAID, a move…

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