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Human Rights, Ebola Possible Topics Of Discussion At Upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

News outlets report on potential topics of discussion for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., next week. Devex: Will LGBTI policy be discussed at all at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? “…LGBTI advocates are asking whether the invitations [to both the Ugandan and Nigerian presidents…

U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit Should Focus On Establishing Maternal, Child Health Plan

The Hill: Concentrate on Africa’s Children Mark Shriver, senior vice president for strategic initiatives with Save the Children, and Tanzania President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete “…The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit on August 5 and 6 offers an opportunity to boldly commit to prioritizing maternal, newborn and child survival in Africa. The good…

Birx, Farmer Speak At White House World Hepatitis Day Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Birx, Farmer: Global AIDS lessons can inform, equip hepatitis response Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, recaps a White House World Hepatitis Day event at which Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador…

Kenyan Activists, Government Officials Worry PEPFAR Scale Back Will Affect HIV Programs

IRIN: HIV funding worries in Kenya “The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programs in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease…” (7/30).

Michelle Obama Calls On Young African Leaders To Improve Progress For Women, Girls

News outlets report on First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for young African leaders to continue to improve attitudes toward and opportunities for girls and women on the continent. Associated Press: First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes “Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and…

USAID’s Safe Water Dispenser Project To Bring Clean Drinking Water To Uganda, Kenya

Washington Post: Federal international venture fund helps yield clean drinking water in Uganda, Kenya “A single plastic container, blue like the color of a recycling bin, sits on a conference table at the USAID headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. In sub-Saharan Africa, dispensers just like it have prevented thousands of…

CDC Officials Discuss Efforts Around Anti-Malaria Drug Resistance

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Anti-malaria drug resistance: a threat to global health security In a guest post, Patrick Kachur, chief of the Malaria Branch in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Diseases…