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Canadian PM Harper Announces Funding For Maternal, Child Health Initiatives

News outlets report on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcements of funding for two global health initiatives. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Harper Announces $500 Million In Vaccination Aid In Senegal “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has earmarked $500 million to a program aimed at providing vaccines for impoverished children around the…

U.N. Humanitarian Assistance Head Valerie Amos Steps Down, Ban Announces

Devex: Valerie Amos steps down as U.N. humanitarian aid chief “Valerie Amos, the top United Nations official for humanitarian assistance, is stepping down after four years in charge of overseeing U.N.-led international relief efforts in some of the world’s most troubled nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday…” (Santamaria, 11/27).

Reuters Examines Obama Administration’s ‘Power Africa’ Initiative

Reuters: Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start “…[T]he U.S. president’s flagship project for Africa [Power Africa] has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report.…

132 Dead Of Cholera This Year In Haiti, U.N. Report Shows

Agence France-Presse: Haiti cholera outbreak kills 132 in 2014 “Haiti’s cholera epidemic has killed 132 people and may have infected nearly 15,000 others so far this year, a U.N. agency report said Wednesday…” (11/26).

PATH Introduces Mobile Diagnostic Test For River Blindness

Forbes: Tech’s Next Challenge In Global Health: Tools, Not Apps “…Health apps are growing by the day. But, beyond apps, we need diagnostic tools that are easy, portable, and reliable, according to PATH, the Seattle-based non-profit working on global health challenges. … This month, PATH produced a new tool for…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of HIV/AIDS In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

Inter Press Service: People with Disabilities Must Be Counted in the Fight Against HIV Rashmi Chopra, a fellow in the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch The Guardian: HIV/AIDS cannot be beaten without water Barbara Frost, chief executive of WaterAid; Chris Bain, director of the Catholic Agency…

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