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Birx Allays Fears Among Kenyan Activists, Officials That U.S. Plans To Cut PEPFAR Funding

Standard Digital: U.S. dispels fears that it will cut HIV/AIDS funding to Kenya “The Barack Obama administration has allayed fears that it was slashing funding for fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx…

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August 1, 2014

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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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Ugandan Court Invalidates Country’s Anti-Homosexuality Law

News outlets report on the Ugandan Constitutional Court’s decision to invalidate the country’s anti-gay law. Agence France-Presse: Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law “Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament…” (8/1).…

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U.S. Issues Travel Advisories, Plans Vaccine Trial Amid Worsening West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on U.S. government reactions to the West African Ebola outbreak, including the issuance of travel advisories and plans for a vaccine trial. Associated Press/ABC News: U.S. Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries “U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African…

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WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan “The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea…

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Media Outlets Cover Various Aspects Of West African Ebola Outbreak

Listed below are recent news stories regarding various aspects of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Americans With Ebola To Be Evacuated To U.S. ABC News: Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to U.S. ABC News: Ebola-Stricken Doc Gives ‘Experimental Serum’ to Coworker Politico: Ebola patient expected…

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Food Insecurity Continues To Worsen In South Sudan As Funds Decline

News outlets report on the worsening food security situation in South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: Tutu plea to world leaders: Don’t forget South Sudan “South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Thursday urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the ‘ghastly suffering’…

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U.N. Calls For Renewed Emergency Funds To Address Food Shortages In Sahel

The Guardian: Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis “About $100 million of funding is needed from international donors to pay for food security programs in the Sahel, the U.N. has warned, as more than 20 million people continue to face shortages…” (Anderson, 7/31).

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U.N.-Backed Summit Calls For Enhanced Donor Commitments To LDCs

U.N. News Centre: At U.N.-backed summit, least developed countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments “At the closing today of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, ministers, senior government officials, and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfill their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 percent…

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