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Americas Becomes World’s First Region To Eliminate Measles, PAHO/WHO Declare

Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Americas world’s first measles-free region “Measles has been [eliminated] from the Americas after decades of vaccination efforts, the world’s first region to rid itself of the highly contagious disease, global health authorities said Tuesday…” (Sheridan, 9/27). The Atlantic: The Measles-Free Americas “…The news came during a…

Vaccinating Dogs For Rabies Critical To Animal, Human Health In Ethiopia

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Reality of Rabies in Ethiopia: When Man’s Best Friend Becomes the Enemy Emily Pieracci, a veterinarian at the CDC, discusses the burden of rabies in Ethiopia, the importance of vaccinating dogs against the disease, and U.S. efforts to help the Ethiopian government design and implement…

Leveraging Partnerships Critical To Achieving Global Food, Nutrition Security, SDGs

Devex: Ending hunger and malnutrition: How to leverage partnerships that work Laté Lawson-Lartego, senior director for food and nutrition security at CARE USA “…To truly achieve food and nutrition security for all, we must tackle the vicious cycle of malnutrition. … We need to be sure we’re creating programs that…

U.N. General Assembly Takes Necessary Steps To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

New York Times: The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs Editorial Board “…Last week, amid other pressing business, 193 nations at the United Nations General Assembly signed a declaration summoning each of them to a war against a powerful and resourceful enemy: superbugs … Excessive and improper use…

Objective, Quantifiable Data Necessary To Improve Global Health Security Worldwide

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Getting Serious on Global Health Security Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discusses the importance of collecting and reporting better data to improve global health security. Glassman writes, “If we are serious…

U.S., Private Sector Play Key Roles In Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Private Sector Steps Up Leadership For Successful Global Fund Replenishment True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the impact of the U.S.’s and private sector’s pledges to the Global Fund’s fifth replenishment cycle, noting the U.S. pledge “makes up nearly…

Washington Post Article Provides Visualizations Of U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Washington Post: The U.S. foreign aid budget, visualized “…If we take [U.S. foreign aid] out of the budget pie and dissect it, we get two broad categories: economic assistance, which we commonly refer to as humanitarian aid, and military assistance … U.S. foreign aid serves many stated purposes, but, generally…

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