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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…

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,…

Obama To Discuss U.S. Funding For HIV/AIDS Efforts With African Leaders

Washington Post: Obama and African leaders to discuss U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS “When African leaders arrive in Washington this week to meet with President Obama, one of the most politically sensitive issues expected to be discussed is the future of the U.S. commitment to global efforts to deal with HIV/AIDS.…

News Outlets Address Potential For Ebola Discussion At U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit

News outlets discuss how the current outbreak of Ebola may factor into the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opening today in Washington, D.C. Foreign Policy: Ebola Outbreak Unlikely To Feature Heavily At White House Africa Summit “Amid a host of global crises, next week’s Africa Summit, a White House effort to encourage business…

CDC Partnership With African Countries Important In Shaping Global Health Security Agenda

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Global Health Security in Africa: Collaborations Between CDC and African Partners Thomas Kenyon, director of the CDC Center for Global Health, discusses the CDC’s partnership with African countries and how “African ownership will be central and fundamental in shaping the way the Global Health Security Agenda… Recognizes World Hepatitis Day 2014 Breaking the Silence Around Global Viral Hepatitis Jimmy Kolker, assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in recognition of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, discusses U.S. efforts to combat viral hepatitis (8/1). Blog Highlights Coverage, Interviews From AIDS 2014 blog: In Case You Missed it! AIDS 2014 Roundup includes a summary of blog posts and interviews with U.S. and other experts on the key issues discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia (8/1).

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…

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