USAID Expands President’s Malaria Initiative in West and Central Africa

USAID Expands President’s Malaria Initiative in West and Central Africa

USAID Administrator Green Announces PMI Launch and Expansion in West and Central Africa For Immediate Release Thursday, September 21, 2017 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with […]

HIV Update: Five African Countries Approach Control of Their HIV Epidemics

HIV Update: Five African Countries Approach Control of Their HIV Epidemics

Photo: CDC Five African Countries Approach Control of Their HIV Epidemics as U.S. Government Launches Bold Strategy to Accelerate Progress 09/19/2017 12:00 AM EDT   September 19, 2017 Latest survey results show Lesotho’s significant success with HIV viral load suppression and stabilization of Uganda’s previously expanding epidemic. Washington, D.C./New York—Data released today from the U.S. […]

PEPFAR and Mastercard Launch Partnership to Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control

PEPFAR and Mastercard Launch Partnership to Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control

Photo: www.pepfar.gov September 18, 2017 New York, NY (September 18, 2017) — At the 2017 Concordia Annual Summit, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Mastercard announced a new public-private partnership aimed at accelerating progress toward HIV/AIDS epidemic control. The partnership will explore the use of digital technologies and data analytics to […]

US Embassy Freetown Holds Biocontainment Training

US Embassy Freetown Holds Biocontainment Training

Operation Tranquil Shift team members lift simulated patients into the containerized biocontainment system outfitted aircraft on April 17, 2017. The medical evacuation exercise in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was prompted by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (U.S. Department of State photo) Sierra Leone’s Experience with Ebloa Leads to Training Opportunity at Freetown Embassy By […]

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 […]

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