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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

July 31, 2015

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IRIN Examines Efforts To Reform U.S. Food For Peace Program

IRIN: U.S. Food Aid: Charity Begins At Home “More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. … The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which manages American aid programs, supports…

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial’s Initial Results ‘Promising,’ WHO’s Chan Says Ahead Of Data Publication

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine shows ‘promising’ results: WHO “Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown ‘promising’ results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said…” (7/31). Reuters: WHO’s Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’…

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More Than 70K Births In Liberia Unrecorded During Ebola Outbreak, Leaving Children Vulnerable To Trafficking, Denial Of Services, UNICEF Warns

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia…

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500 People Under Quarantine In Sierra Leone Village Previously Ebola-Free After Man Dies Of Disease

Associated Press: Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine “Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease…” (Roy-Macaulay, 7/30).

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Yemen Humanitarian Operations Threatened By Air Strikes Targeting HCWs, Hospitals, MSF Warns; U.N. Food Aid Distribution Begins In Aden

The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…”…

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Survey Examines HIV Status, Knowledge Among Heterosexual South African Couples In High-Risk Township

Reuters Health: HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples “Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples. This should encourage efforts to…

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Malawi Can Serve As Role Model In Africa For Evidence-Based Efforts To Improve Abortion Access, Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malawi a model for Africa in liberalizing abortion, activists say “Malawi’s use of evidence-based research to build support for a more liberal stance on abortion can make it a role model for Africa, campaigners said, following publication of a bill to liberalize the country’s 164-year-old abortion law.…

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BBC News Profiles Couple That Represents ‘Public Face Of HIV/AIDS In Bhutan’

BBC News: We told the king we had HIV “For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/AIDS in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive — in front…

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Eradicating Hunger, Extreme Poverty Requires Collective Action

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the U.N. Development Programme “…To eradicate hunger and extreme poverty will require an additional 267 billion dollars annually over the next 15 years. … Going…

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