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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

March 4, 2015

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Obama Administration Announces ‘Let Girls Learn’ Initiative To Promote Girls’ Education Worldwide

News outlets discuss the Obama administration’s launch of the Let Girls Learn initiative to assist girls worldwide in attending and completing school. Associated Press: Obama announces new education effort to ‘let girls learn’ “Saying every girl ‘has value,’ President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help…

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Ebola-Affected West African Nations Call For Marshall Plan-Type Recovery Program At Brussels Meeting

Agence France-Presse: African leaders urge Ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ “Leaders of the West African countries worst hit by Ebola urged the world on Tuesday to back a ‘Marshall Plan’ to help them stamp out the disease and rebuild their shattered economies. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai…

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International Rescue Committee Report Outlines Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic, Steps To Avoid Future Disease Outbreaks

Inter Press Service: Tackling Ebola: Give Autonomy to Local African Communities, Says International Rescue Committee “Recommendations on how to eradicate Ebola and avoid future outbreaks were released in a report on Tuesday by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Titled ‘Risking Repetition: Are We Ignoring Ebola’s Lessons,’ the report highlighted inefficiencies…

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More Than 12,000 Children Orphaned, Left Vulnerable By Ebola Epidemic In Sierra Leone, Report Shows

The Guardian: Ebola ‘leaves 12,000 orphans in Sierra Leone’ “The devastating impact of the Ebola crisis was laid bare this week with a report showing more than 12,000 children have been orphaned by the disease in Sierra Leone. They have been identified in the first national survey of orphans, which…

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Institut Pasteur Launches Initiative To Raise $120M By 2020 For Efforts Against Infectious Diseases

Xinhua News: Institut Pasteur launches global health initiative in H.K. to combat infectious diseases “Institut Pasteur, a leading non-profit international biomedical research organization, launched a global health initiative in Hong Kong, aiming to raise 120 million U.S. dollars by 2020 for several projects to combat infectious diseases. The scheme, called…

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About 5.5B People Worldwide Lack Sufficient Access To Narcotic Painkillers, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Over 5 billion people worldwide lacking access to essential medicines, says U.N. Report “…Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says in its Annual Report for 2014,…

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On International Ear Care Day, WHO Brings Attention To ‘Making Listening Safe’ Initiative

U.N. News Centre: On Ear Care Day, U.N. health agency spotlights risks of noise-induced hearing loss “More than one billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound, prompting…

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FAO Emergency Funding Appeal Focuses On Somalia, Syria, African Sahel Nations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal “The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria, and countries in…

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Dengue Outbreak In São Paulo Exacerbated By Drought

Wall Street Journal: Drought-Stricken São Paulo Battles Dengue Fever Outbreak “Inhabitants of this megacity [São Paulo, Brazil], suffering through the worst drought in decades, have unwittingly contributed to an outbreak of dengue fever by storing scarce water in open containers. The tropical mosquito-borne virus, which often results in high fever,…

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