Update on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Update on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 24, 2017 Today, the United States announced that through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) four African countries are approaching control of their HIV epidemics. Groundbreaking new PEPFAR data show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all […]

100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish

100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish

Dr. Richards with a patient. Story and Photo: The Carter Center By Frank Richards Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the bites of infected black flies. There’s a famous line in the movie “Jaws” – after the stunned sheriff sees […]

Carter Center Conveys Note of Pride in South Africa Program

Carter Center Conveys Note of Pride in South Africa Program

Marion Scher (journalist/media consultant and trainer), Mia Malan (health editor of Mail and Guardian), Hlubi Mboya (television personality), and Cassey Chambers (operations director, South African Depression and Anxiety Group) speak about mental health journalism at the 2017 Mental Health Summit in South Africa. Story and Photo: The Carter Center By Rebecca Palpant Shimkets Rebecca Palpant […]

MCC Expanding Access to Water and Sanitation in Cabo Verde

MCC Expanding Access to Water and Sanitation in Cabo Verde

Thanks to an MCC-funded project in Cabo Verde that provided low-cost household connections to water and sanitation networks, Celestina now has clean water coming directly to her home, and now spends less time collecting water. As women and other vulnerable groups gain a greater voice in decision-making and greater access to water and sanitation services, they […]

World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa

World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, center, after his speech to delegates at the World Health Assembly on May 23 in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images Story: NPR Heard on All Things Considered May 23, 2017 Health officials from more than 180 countries meeting in Geneva on Tuesday have elected a new leader for the World Health […]

Zambia – PMI Country in Focus

Zambia – PMI Country in Focus

Story: www.pmi.gov Zambia is in its tenth year as a PMI focus country. The vision of Zambia’s current National Malaria Strategic Plan is to achieve progress toward a “malaria-free Zambia” through equitable access to quality-assured, cost-effective malaria prevention and control interventions that are delivered close to the household. With support from the U.S. President’s Malaria […]

OFID awards Carter Center Grant for Blinding Trachoma Elimination in Mali, Niger

OFID awards Carter Center Grant for Blinding Trachoma Elimination in Mali, Niger

From left: Dean Sienko, Carter Center Vice President, Health Programs; Salissou Kane, Carter Center Country Representative for Niger; Former US President Jimmy Carter; Dr Walid Mehalaine, Head, OFID’s Grants and Technical Assistance Unit; Mary Ann Peters, Carter Center CEO; and Sadi Musa, Carter Center Country Representative for Mali. Photo & Story: The Carter Center Monday, […]

PEPFAR is Saving Lives in Africa

PEPFAR is Saving Lives in Africa

Africa: PEPFAR Is Saving Lives and Changing the Course of the Epidemic PEPFAR.gov 11/30/2016 11:31 PM EST New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New […]

President’s Malaria Initiative Country in Focus: Nigeria

Story: pmi.gov PMI October 2016 E-Newsletter Country in Focus – Nigeria With a population of about 186 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and 100% of the population is at risk of malaria infection. Two countries, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, account for over 35% of total estimated malaria deaths. […]

PEPFAR and AstraZeneca Launch Partnership Across HIV and Hypertension Services in Africa

Announced in the lead up to the U.N. General Assembly, $10 million joint investment supports SDG 3 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca today announced a $10 million (subject to the availability of funds), five-year global public-private partnership that will expand access to HIV/AIDS and […]

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