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African CDC Must Engage With WHO, AFRO To Achieve Its Health Goals

The Lancet: The African CDC and WHO AFRO Editorial Board “…If the African CDC develops into a strong organization, it should help bolster disease surveillance and response on the continent. However, it needs to work with existing health agencies in Africa, especially WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), to ensure…

U.S. Rep. Crenshaw Urges Continued Cooperative Efforts To End Malaria Worldwide

Ripon Advance: Congressman urges partners in the fight against malaria to keep working “Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, recently asked leading partners in the fight against malaria to continue working…

West Africa Must Adopt Sustainable Sanitation Models To Overcome WASH Challenges, Expert Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Interview: Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa “For West African countries to overcome their sanitation challenges, they need to adopt self-sustaining sanitation models, an expert has recommended. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Lakhdar Boukerrou, regional director for the West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH),…

PMI Releases 9th Annual Report To Congress

President’s Malaria Initiative: Ninth Annual Report to Congress The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the CDC, released its ninth annual report to Congress, which describes the U.S. government’s contribution to efforts to end malaria globally (April 2015).

Panel Discusses Addressing HIV Among Adolescent Girls, Young Women

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Young women and HIV: What makes this time different? Panel reflects on failures, ‘DREAMS’ Antigone Barton, writer and editor at “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a panel discussion about the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free,…

USAID Announces New Approach To Purchasing, Distributing Medicines, Supplies

USAID: New Global Health Approach to Reach Millions More People with Lifesaving Medicines “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new approach to purchasing and distributing life-saving medicine and health supplies. USAID will use data analytics and innovative tools to drive-down the price of medicines and increase…

USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

USAID Helping Liberia Recover From Ebola Epidemic

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Rebuilding Liberia As Ebola Cases Decline Clara Wagner, an intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, discusses how the agency is working to help Liberia recover from the Ebola epidemic. “…USAID programs will get food to communities, help children safely return to school, improve communications systems,…

New Book Features Essays On Women’s, Children’s Health

ONE: The Mother & Child Project Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), founder and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, discuss a new book compiled by the organization that features essays written by more than 47 different…