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UNICEF Suspends Aid Delivery To Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attacked, 2 Aid Workers Injured

Bloomberg News: UNICEF Suspends Aid in Northern Nigeria After Convoy Attack “The United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily suspended humanitarian operations in northern Nigeria, where as many as half a million people need assistance, after gunmen attacked a convoy and wounded two aid workers…” (Muhammad/Olukayode, 7/28). Reuters: U.N. suspends aid…

Investments In WASH Would Help Improve Child Nutrition, Lower Incidence Of Stunting

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why a lack of toilets are stunting children’s heights and hopes Dan Jones, advocacy coordinator at WaterAid “…A new report released by WaterAid this week reveals that India has the greatest number of children in the world suffering from stunted growth … It’s no coincidence that India…

Health Extension Workers Improve Care Access For Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article and video on Ethiopian health extension workers who provide services to those in rural communities. The article notes, “Great systems for health are pivotal in improving…

Rwanda, Zipline Robotics Company To Test Drones For Health Supply Delivery

The Guardian: From killing machines to agents of hope: the future of drones in Africa “Some are killing machines. Others are pesky passions of the weekend hobbyist. As such, drones have not always been welcomed in our skies. Across Africa, however, projects are being launched that could revolutionize medical supply…

Focus On Health Of Poorest Women, Children ‘Key To Global Stability’

The Hill: Better health for poor women and children will strengthen global security Gary L. Gottlieb, CEO of Partners In Health “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently released its third annual Acting on the Call report. It details the progress that is being made to improve maternal and…

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