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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Plans To Meet With Trump Administration To Promote Disease Eradication Efforts

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Pres. Jimmy Carter hopes to push disease eradication with Trump administration “…During a press conference Wednesday at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Carter said disease eradication programs, like the ones the Carter Center helps lead, depend on money from government agencies, such as USAID, and from…

Mali Eliminates Guinea Worm Disease, According To Government Figures, Carter Center

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mali eradicates Guinea worm in global milestone against parasitic disease “Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures. Guinea…

Former U.S. Ebola Response Coordinator Klain Expresses Concern Over President-Elect Trump’s Potential Reactions To Disease Outbreaks

BuzzFeed News: U.S. Ebola Czar Calls Trump “Badly Misguided” On Diseases “The incoming president will undoubtedly face another dangerous disease outbreak during his tenure, global health experts agreed, scarred by recent Zika, Ebola, and dengue virus epidemics. But some worry that President-elect Donald Trump’s past statements bode ill for the…

Tanzanian Government Shuts Down NGO Reproductive Rights Meeting, Raising Concerns Among Health Advocates, Donor Officials

Devex: In an apparent crackdown, Tanzania government raids NGO meeting on reproductive rights “…As the participants [of a mid-December training for Tanzanian reproductive health providers organized by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa] broke up for lunch, non-uniformed security officials swarmed the hotel, according to organizers and witnesses. Together…

In Humanosphere Podcast, Health Poverty Action Official Discusses How War On Drugs Affects Economic, Social Development In Developing Countries

Humanosphere: The war on drugs is affecting the developing world, but not in the ways you might think In this podcast, Imana Gunawan, social media manager and producer of the podcast at Humanosphere, and Tom Paulson, Humanosphere founder and executive editor, “talk with Natasha Horsfield — policy and advocacy officer…

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