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Blog Posts Discuss Global Nutrition Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: November is a Month of Action for Nutrition Elizabeth Buckingham and Daniel Oerther, who both serve in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Food Security, outline several U.S. government initiatives on nutrition that are committed to achieving “better nutrition for all” (11/19). Bill &…

MCC Marks 10-Year Milestone In Efforts To Reduce Global Poverty

The U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog: Marking a Milestone: 10 Years of Reducing Poverty Dana Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), discusses the impact the MCC has made over the past 10 years in its efforts to reduce global poverty (11/19).

Collaboration, Innovation Important To Improve Water, Sanitation

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: The Power of Toilets, Simple Medicines, and Strong Policies to Stop Diarrhea Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, discusses the importance of NGOs and governments working with and empowering local communities and their leaders “to expand toilet use, improve water and sanitation, and advance diarrheal disease policies…

Ebola-Stricken West Africa Faces Shortage Of HCWs, E.U., Aid Groups Warn

News outlets report on warnings about a shortage of health care workers who can treat Ebola in West Africa from E.U. officials returning from the region and humanitarian workers testifying before a House subcommittee. Associated Press: E.U.: many more health workers needed for Ebola “Thousands more physicians, especially epidemiologists, and…

Congress Must Pledge Support To Gavi To Save Children’s Lives

New York Times: Death Without Regrets Bob Dickerson, volunteer with RESULTS “…[Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] has a plan to save more than five million kids’ lives in the years ahead — many from things as basic as pneumonia and diarrhea. But Gavi needs the funding to do it. We must…

CDC Director Says West African Ebola Epidemic Far From Over; USAID Chief Speaks With L.A. Times; U.S. Defense Secretary Reassures Troops On Ebola Mission

News outlets report on U.S. officials’ comments on efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Hill: Ebola epidemic ‘nowhere near over’ in West Africa, CDC director says “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden said the Ebola epidemic is ‘nowhere near over’ in West…