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Bill Gates Discusses Foundation’s Continued Focus On Health In Africa In Reuters Interview

Reuters: Health remains priority for work of Gates Foundation in Africa “Bill Gates said health would remain a priority for the work of his foundation in Africa and it faced a struggle to bring down the rate of new HIV infections in the world’s poorest continent. Speaking to Reuters in…

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MSF Calls For Urgent Humanitarian Aid Response For 500K People In Northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State

PRI: 50,000 children may die if Nigeria’s food shortage isn’t dealt with — and fast “With 4.4 million food insecure individuals in northeastern Nigeria, the region is on the brink of famine. Boko Haram, the militant group who has overrun the area, is clearly a major cause of this crisis,…

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New Strategy To End Pediatric AIDS Launched At AIDS 2016; Researchers Report Successes In Preventing Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

aidsmap: New strategy aims to end AIDS in children by 2020 “A new strategy to end pediatric AIDS launched at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday calls for antiretroviral treatment services to reach 1.6 million children and 1.2 million adolescents by 2018. The…

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In AIDS 2016 Speech, Charlize Theron Encourages More Conversation About Roles Of Sexism, Racism, Homophobia In HIV Spread; Foundation Offers South African Children Safe Place, Education

CNN: Charlize Theron: HIV spread through sexism, racism, homophobia “Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was born and raised in South Africa, where she grew up around HIV and experienced people dying from AIDS. Now 40, she blames society — not the infection — for why the virus still persists. … In…

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El Niño-Induced Drought Leading To Increases In Child Marriage, Labor In Southern Africa, Report Says

Reuters: El Niño driving child marriage and labor across Southern Africa — agencies “Tens of thousands of children across Southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labor because of drought and hunger caused by the El Niño weather pattern, charities said on Wednesday.…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Approaches To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: We must focus on the U.N. goals that are the best value for money Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center; Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Nancy Stokey, professor of economics at the University of Chicago “…[B]eing smart about…

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AVAC Report, Bill Gates Stress Need For Better Data To Make HIV, Global Health Progress

SciDev.Net: Data gaps hide pockets of HIV “Large pockets of HIV infection are not acknowledged, due to a lack of data on HIV occurrence and prevention efforts around the globe, a study [from AVAC] has found. In particular, existing data fail to account adequately for adolescent girls, young women, as…

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Amid Zika Epidemic, Women’s Groups Set To Challenge Brazil’s Abortion Law In Country’s Supreme Court

The Guardian: Zika emergency pushes women to challenge Brazil’s abortion law “Women’s groups in Brazil are set to challenge the abortion laws this summer in the hope of making a safe and legal termination possible for women at risk of delivering a baby born with defects after exposure to the…

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Youth, Adolescents Infected With HIV, Die Of AIDS At High Rates, UNICEF Director Warns

U.N. News Centre: Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, U.N. agency warns “An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment…

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Nearly 50K Children At Risk Of Starvation, 250K Malnourished In Nigeria’s Borno State, UNICEF Says

Newsweek: Boko Haram: 50,000 Nigerian Children Risk Death by Starvation in Militant Group’s Home State “Almost 50,000 children are at risk of starving to death in northeast Nigeria, as the country reels from the impact of Boko Haram’s almost-seven-year insurgency…” (Gaffey, 7/19). TIME: Boko Haram Has Left 250,000 Children Suffering…

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