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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Photo credit: Jessica Lea/DFID The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the global community in observing the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on Feb. 6. The first ladies of Africa declared this day of observation to foster awareness of the devastating effects of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and […]

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Carter, Carter Center Congratulates Ghana for Eliminating Guinea Worm Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 19, 2014 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Congratulates People of Ghana for Eliminating Guinea Worm Disease ATLANTA…Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center congratulate Ghana on being certified by the World Health Organization this week as having eliminated Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), a water-borne parasitic disease poised to be […]

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U.S. Government Contributes $1 Million to IAEA in Ebola Fight

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC January 8, 2015 The U.S. Government has contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for a new project that will improve and streamline efforts to diagnose the Ebola virus in Africa. Of the total U.S. contribution, $650,000 is provided through the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses […]

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Asst. Sec. Thomas-Greenfield Visits Liberia in Support of Ebola Response Effort

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 1, 2014 Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield is traveling to Monrovia, Liberia December 2-5 as part of a U.S. delegation reviewing ongoing Ebola response efforts in the country. The delegation will be led by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations […]

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PEPFAR Aims for an AIDS-free Generation

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 1, 2014 The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is making good on this year’s World AIDS Day theme – Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation. PEPFAR is now focusing its resources on areas hardest hit by HIV/AIDS and on evidence-based programs to […]

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World AIDS Day, 2014

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World AIDS Day, 2014

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 29, 2014 Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three […]

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Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

Picture Huffington Post Associated Press NEW YORK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic. The money will be used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola response effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and […]

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CDC Announces New Measures for Travelers from West Africa

CDC Media Relations DHS Office of Public Affairs Press Release October 8, 2014 ENHANCED EBOLA SCREENING TO START AT FIVE U.S. AIRPORTS FOR ALL PEOPLE ENTERING U.S. FROM EBOLA-AFFECTED COUNTRIES New layers of screening at airports that receive more than 94% of West African Travelers The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the […]

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G-7 Foreign Ministers Issue Joint Statement on Ebola

State Department Photo Office of the Spokesperson Department of State New York City, NY September 25, 2014 The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union: Begin Text: We, the Foreign Ministers of […]

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President Obama’s Remarks on the Ebola Outbreak

Photo: nbcnews.com THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 16, 2014 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE EBOLA OUTBREAK Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia 4:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please be seated. I want to thank Dr. Frieden and everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control […]

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