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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government Involvement In Various Global Health Issues

Kaiser Family Foundation: Updated Global Health Policy Fact Sheets The Kaiser Family Foundation last week released several updated global health fact sheets, including The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health; The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Diseases; The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health;…

USAID’s Food For Peace Boot Camps Teach Officers When To Request U.S. Assistance

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Food for Peace Boot Camp Trains Officers To Combat Global Hunger Elizabeth Petrovski, financial and oversight program specialist for USAID at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies in Rome, discusses USAID’s Food for Peace Boot Camp, an interdisciplinary training program for officers to learn…

U.S. Government Officials Discuss Malaria Surveillance, Prevention Efforts In Blog Posts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Malaria Day 2015 S. Patrick Kachur, chief of the CDC’s Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, writes about how “design thinking” can contribute to innovative malaria surveillance and information systems (4/24). U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Shrinking the Malaria Map Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim…

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…

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