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U.S. Should Develop Strategy To Guide Biological Technology Research Efforts

Foreign Policy: Zika Is Just the First Front in the 21st-Century Biowar James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University “…The United States needs to continue its research efforts [in biological technology], but, equally important, it needs to develop a coherent and cohesive biological…

Investing In UHC In Africa Will Help Lift Millions Of People Out Of Extreme Poverty

Global News Network Liberia: A path toward wealth and security: Investing in the health of Africa’s people Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group “…[U]niversal coverage of essential services requires a fundamental shift in the way health care is financed. [Universal health coverage (UHC)] means changing from a…

African Development Conference Sees Commitments To Accelerate UHC On Continent

World Bank: Partners Launch Framework to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in Africa; World Bank and Global Fund Commit $24 Billion “Today at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), African heads of state and partners vowed to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa. To help…

U.N. Secretary General Says Agency Has ‘Moral Responsibility’ To Assist Haitian Cholera Victims After U.S. Court Upholds U.N. Immunity In Compensation Case

Al Jazeera: U.N. admits role in deadly Haiti cholera outbreak “The United Nations acknowledged on [August 18] that it played a role in the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak that has killed nearly 10,000 Haitians and infected more than 770,000…” (8/19). CNN: U.N.: We have ‘moral responsibility’ to help Haitian cholera…

Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts Complicated By Infections Among Dogs, Experts Say

STAT: Guinea worm, on the brink of eradication, puts up a surprisingly stubborn fight “The eradication of Guinea worm, thought to have been within grasp, is now at least several years away because of a major setback in the North African country of Chad, according to global health experts and…

U.S. To Provide Nearly $138M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

The Hill: U.S. to provide $138M in aid to South Sudan amid humanitarian crisis “The Obama administration on Monday announced a new aid package of nearly $138 million to South Sudan, as the planet’s youngest country struggles to confront a humanitarian crisis. … The new support includes nearly 58,000 metric…

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