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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit To Cover Food Security, Climate Change, U.S. Private Sector Role in Africa

News outlets continue to report on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place in Washington, D.C. this week. Topics being discussed include health, food security, climate change, and the U.S. role in Africa’s development. Associated Press: Business, Ebola discussed at U.S.-Africa summit “The Obama administration sought Monday to strengthen ties with Africa…

U.S. Using Mobile Technology To Improve Health In Africa

Politico: Mobile tech on the Africa health frontier “Billions have been spent to bring AIDS medicines to patients in Africa, but a technology with just as much lifesaving potential can be had for pennies: the text message. As African leaders gather for a summit with President Barack Obama this week,…

Development Must Be Community-Driven To Be Most Effective

Forbes: Peace Through Community-Led Development Musu Clemens-Hope, chief of party at the Peace through Development II program, a USAID-funded initiative implemented by IRD “USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah likes to remind the development community that the purpose of foreign aid, including relief efforts, is to help people create the conditions so…

Ebola Crisis Can Serve As Opportunity For U.S. To Examine Global Health Security System

Foreign Policy: Three Lessons the White House Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak Michael Miller, consultant and adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute “…Instead of allowing the ‘lessons learned’ process around Ebola to default to a recommendation [for the U.S.] to simply spend more money — a…

Director Of USAID’s Office Of HIV/AIDS Discusses Takeaways From AIDS 2014

USAID’s “Impact”: Five Takeaways from AIDS 2014 David Stanton, the director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau for Global Health, writes about his key takeaways from the 2014 International AIDS Society Conference in Melbourne, Australia, including UNAIDS’ goal to end AIDS in cities by 2030, preventing infections in…

Treatment For Hepatitis C Effective For People With HIV/HCV Co-infection, Researchers Say Researchers Find Hepatitis C Cures Effective for People Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection – Reports from AIDS 2014 Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, public health analyst, and Corinna Dan, viral hepatitis policy adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provide a…

GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Drug-resistant malaria, MDGs, World Breastfeeding Week, LHHS appropriations, and more Nick Taylor, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights “some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week” (8/4).

USAID Launches Project To Tackle HIV In Vietnam

Xinhua News/Global Post: USAID helps Vietnam tackle HIV infections “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a two-year project to improve community response to HIV in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City and An Giang province, local Thanh Nien (Youth) reported Tuesday…” (8/5).