IRIN: U.S. Food Aid: Charity Begins At Home “More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. … The U.S.
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Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine shows ‘promising’ results: WHO “Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown ‘promising’ results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said…” (7/31). Reuters: WHO’s Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’ “… ‘If proven effective, this…More
New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia birth records, poses trafficking threat…More
Associated Press: Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine “Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease…” (Roy-Macaulay, 7/30).
The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…” (Jones, 7/30). U.N. News Centre:…More
Reuters Health: HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples “Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples. This should encourage efforts to improve HIV testing among women…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malawi a model for Africa in liberalizing abortion, activists say “Malawi’s use of evidence-based research to build support for a more liberal stance on abortion can make it a role model for Africa, campaigners said, following publication of a bill to liberalize the country’s 164-year-old abortion law. Abortion is a crime punishable…More
BBC News: We told the king we had HIV “For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/AIDS in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive — in front of the King, and then…More
Inter Press Service: Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the U.N. Development Programme “…To eradicate hunger and extreme poverty will require an additional 267 billion dollars annually over the next 15 years. … Going forward, this goal requires more…More
White House: FACT SHEET: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 This fact sheet describes the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy, describing priority areas and “detailing principles and priorities to guide our collective national work to address HIV in the United States over the next five years”(7/30).
Huffington Post: 2020 Vision: Our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls “[Thursday], the Obama Administration [released] the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (‘Updated Strategy’). … With the release of our Updated Strategy, let’s all commit to double down…More
Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: PEPFAR Takes a Lead on Data Transparency — Could Open Contracting Be Next? Charles Kenny, senior fellow, and Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discuss PEPFAR’s commitment to and leadership on data transparency, writing, “[T]his most recent move [to release more data and be more transparent] ……More
Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: 2015 Feed the Future Progress Report Leaves Food for Thought Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst, and Janeen Madan, research assistant at CGD, discuss Feed the Future’s 2015 progress report and write, “While there are areas of real progress, the results [of the report] are fragmentary, almost entirely…More
Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women in 40 of the region’s…More