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Congress Should Work To Pass Electrify Africa Act

Roll Call: Electrify Africa, Energize Africa, and Power Africa: Partnering With Africa for the Long Run Tony Elumelu, chair of Heirs Holdings Limited and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation “…The shortage of energy in Africa obstructs progress in health care, education, food security, and all forms of industrial and…

Ebola Outbreak Presents Numerous Challenges In West Africa

Washington Post: West Africa faces challenges to contain the Ebola outbreak Meredith Dyson, health program manager with Catholic Relief Services in Sierra Leone “The June 30 [Washington Post] editorial ‘Ebola, unchecked’ highlighted the severity of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa but inadequately portrayed the challenges faced by the governments…

UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board Concludes 34th Meeting

UNAIDS: UNAIDS Board calls for ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 This press release from UNAIDS discusses the recently concluded 34th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, noting the “UNAIDS Executive Director’s report to the board, and the board’s decisions from the meeting can…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 44 of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on the fund’s Technical Review Panel, new online portal to submit concept notes, Human Rights Reference Group, and banking partners in Latin America (7/3).

Obama Administration Working To Advance Status Of Women, Girls Worldwide

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Advancing Our Commitment to Gender Equality Catherine Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, outlines how “[t]he Obama administration has made advancing the status of women and girls a central element of U.S. foreign policy, development, and national security objectives…” (7/3).

MDG Results ‘Mixed,’ U.N. Women Head Says In Interview

Xinhua/Shanghai Daily: Interview: U.N. Women chief calls MDG progress a “mixed bag” “As the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline is drawing near, the executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, categorized the international community’s progress as a…

Panel Of Experts Discusses Improving Prenatal Care In Developing Nations

Medill News Service/United Press International: Poor prenatal care driving change in developing nations “Contraception, health care coverage, abortion-rights debates — the dominating issues in the women’s health debate in the United States also resonate internationally, especially in developing countries and areas with low resources. … [A] panel Tuesday at the…

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