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Building Community Resilience, Food Security Can Improve Development Indicators

Huffington Post: From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa Darius Mans, president of Africare “…From 2008 to 2015 with support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, Africare/Chad implemented the Batha and Ouaddaï Food Security Initiative (BOFSI). The project improved food security and…

Ending Corruption In Angola Would Help More Children Survive

New York Times: An Unsettling Complicity Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries. One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. … The other kind of parasite afflicting Angolan children is the crooked official, often working with Western executives. It’s…

CDC To Play Role In Partnership To Improve Global Public Health Data Collection

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies to strengthen public health data collection in developing countries Samira Asma, chief of global non-communicable diseases at CDC, writes, “With the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, CDC, in partnership with the CDC Foundation and other partners, plans to significantly improve public health…

Opinion Pieces Mark World TB Day

Devex: New approaches needed to end TB Anna Nakanwagi-Mukwaya, director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease’s Uganda office; Paula Fujiwara, the Union’s scientific director; and Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership “…Innovative projects like [Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (SPARK-TB)],…

Obama Discusses Foreign Aid, Military Efforts, Diplomacy In Vox Interview

Humanosphere: Obama on erasing the military-foreign aid divide Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses President Obama’s comments made recently in a Vox interview “about domestic and foreign policy and their challenges.” “‘[O]ne of the things I’d like to do over the next couple of years: to try to erase this very…

Blog Posts Discuss World TB Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to support “national programs to diagnose and treat TB in the countries hardest hit by TB, MDR-TB, and HIV-associated TB. … We…

PEPFAR, Botswana Working Together To Turn Tide On HIV/AIDS

Botswana Daily News: PEPFAR make strides in combating HIV/AIDS “Botswana in collaboration with the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made considerable strides in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana…” (Busang, 3/23).

Collaborative Efforts Of U.S. Response To Ebola In West Africa Will Help End Epidemic

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A Collaborative, Unified Ebola Response Steven A. Browning, the State Department’s special coordinator for Ebola response, discusses his role and the collaborative efforts of the U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa. He concludes, “To effectively end this crisis means each day we have to…

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