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Advocates Demand More Funding For U.S. Global Health R&D

Devex: U.S. global health research funding falls short of innovation rhetoric — NGOs “Despite the Obama administration’s emphasis on science, technology, and innovation for international development, United States funding for global health research and development is not what it could or should be, according to an advocacy coalition of 30…

Health Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Contained In Guinea; 63 Reported Dead

News outlets report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which Guinean officials say has been contained. Agence France-Presse: Terror grips Ebola-hit west Africa “Guinea battled Wednesday to contain an Ebola epidemic threatening neighboring countries as fear and confusion gripped communities under siege from one of the deadliest viruses known…

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $50M To Support Family Planning Services In LAC, Africa

The Guardian: Family planning groups in developing countries set for Bloomberg boost “Grassroots organizations are to share in a multi-million dollar project to improve family planning and reproductive health services for women and girls in Africa and Latin America. Groups in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Nicaragua will be able…

Violence, Low Vaccine Coverage Fuel Polio Outbreak In Cameroon

IRIN: Regional insecurity fuels polio in Cameroon “Three new polio cases have been confirmed in Cameroon over the past two weeks, making it the country’s first outbreak since 2011 and causing alarm among health officials who link the virus’s spread to weak vaccine campaign coverage and displacement following violence in…

U.S. Provides $83M In Humanitarian Assistance To S. Sudan

VOA News: U.S. Announces $83 Million More for South Sudan Refugees, IDPs “The United States is providing nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people suffering more than three months of violence in South Sudan, U.S. officials said Tuesday…” (Doki, 3/25).

Health Agencies Warn Of Polio Outbreak In Syria

BBC News: Polio in Syria: An outbreak that threatens the Middle East “As summer approaches, health agencies are warning of the risk of polio spreading across the Middle East from Syria — where now more than 100 children show symptoms of the disease — despite a massive campaign to vaccinate…

USAID’s Shah Discusses How Foreign Aid Contributes To U.S. Security

Huffington Post: Does Foreign Aid Help U.S. Security? (VIDEO) “On the Season 2 premiere of ‘Conversations with Nicholas Kralev,’ Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), talks about how $33 billion in U.S. foreign aid contributes to American security…” (Kralev, 3/26).

Health Systems Strengthening More Important Than Individual Health Interventions

Writing in a Humanosphere guest post, Dave Algoso, director of programs at Reboot, discusses “best buys” in global health and health systems strengthening. “…That means health systems, service delivery, and community ownership are the most important places to invest in global health. … What seems significant now is the recognition…

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