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Former U.S. President Carter Hopes To Witness Guinea Worm Eradication

The Economist: Going, going… “…[Former U.S. President Jimmy] Carter says he hopes to outlive the last Guinea worm. Though he is now 91, that is a plausible ambition. All 22 of the worms that were recorded last year have now emerged, and are dead. It is therefore likely that Mali,…

WHO, UNICEF Working With Benin Government To Respond To Lassa Fever Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies mobilize to support government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever “After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against…

Malawi Experiencing Food Shortages After Fertilizer Grant Program Scaled Back

Reuters: In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger “…Drought and floods have hit the maize crop, exposing the fragility of gains which had seen Malawi’s rates of malnutrition slashed in the past two decades. That progress was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale…

E.U.’s Efforts To End FGM Should Address Underlying Discrimination Of Girls, Women

Devex: We can end FGM in a generation Madina Bocoum Daff, female genital mutilation project manager at Plan International Mali “…[Female genital mutilation (FGM)] is a major violation of a girl’s rights and a brutal manifestation of the violence and discrimination to which girls and women the world over are…

WHO Executive Board Addresses R&D Agenda Items In Preparation For World Health Assembly

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: WHO Board addresses health R&D, sets March meeting to discuss CEWG resolution Jana Armstrong, a consultant for GHTC, discusses R&D agenda items for the WHO Executive Board meeting that took place at the end of January in preparation for the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA)…

Feed The Future Makes Progress Toward Ending Global Hunger

Feed the Future Blog: Forward Progress in the Fight to End Global Hunger Beth Dunford, assistant to the administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, discusses Feed the Future’s efforts and progress toward ending global hunger (2/4).

Performing Arts Raises Awareness Of FGM/C In Egypt

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Breaking the Silence on FGM/C in Egypt: One Activist’s Story Catherine Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, speaks with Nada Sabet, activist and co-founder and current manager of Noon Creative Enterprise, about how her organization is using performing arts and working with UNFPA to raise awareness…

Experts Discuss Zika Virus, Response Efforts, Impact On Brazil During CFR Conference Call

Council on Foreign Relations: Zika Virus Update In this transcript of a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at CFR, and Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, director of the Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance at the Federative Republic of Brazil’s Ministry…