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UNAIDS and PEPFAR Announce Reduction in New HIV Infections in Africa

International Health Issues: UNAIDS and PEPFAR Announce Dramatic Reductions in New HIV Infections Among Children in the 21 Countries Most Affected by HIV in Africa Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009 […]

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PEPFAR Announces New Partners and Investments in DREAMS

Department of State Washington, DC December 1, 2015 Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, and ViiV Healthcare Join the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to Reduce HIV Infections in Adolescent Girls and Young Women The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and a number of private sector partners today announced new investments […]

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World Health Organization Reports Positive Trends in Fight Against Ebola

Story & Picture Courtesy of AFRICA UPDATE – October Vol. 3 Office of U.S. Representative Karen Bass Washington, DC In early October, World Health Organization (WHO) reporting indicates a positive trend toward abating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO’s latest “Ebola Situation Report” indicates that there are no confirmed new cases of Ebola […]

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Ambassador Jenkins Attends Regional Health Meeting in Sierra Leone

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC October 15, 2015 Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Special Envoy and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, will be in Freetown, Sierra Leone on October 15 – 16, 2015 to attend a meeting hosted by the African Society for Laboratory Safety and the World Health Organization Regional Office for […]

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PEPFAR Annual Treatment Report

International Health Issues: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) Annual Treatment Report 10/05/2015 03:26 PM EDT Background: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) represents America’s commitment to saving lives and the shared responsibility of all global partners toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. The rapid expansion of access to antiretroviral treatment […]

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U.S. Announces New PEPFAR Targets

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2015 Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on New PEPFAR Targets We are at a pivotal moment in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Globally, both new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are down by more than 40 percent since […]

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Nigerian Philanthropist Sir Emeka Offor Donates $10 Million To Carter Center

The Carter Center PRESS RELEASE – JUNE 12, 2015 Philanthropist Sir Emeka Offor Donates $10 Million to Accelerate Jimmy Carter’s Efforts to Help Eliminate River Blindness in Nigeria ATLANTA…Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and businessman Sir Emeka Offor signed an agreement today for a partnership to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) from seven states in Nigeria […]

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U.S. Issues Statement on Liberia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2015 Statement by the Press Secretary on Liberia Today, the Republic of Liberia reached the important milestone of 42 days without reporting a new Ebola case, and we are pleased the World Health Organization was able to declare the end of the […]

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US & AU Sign MOU to Support African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands With AU Commission Chairperson Dlamini-Zuma After They Signed a Memorandum of Understanding Photo: State Department Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC April 13, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: Please, sit down. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Well, good morning, everybody, and a […]

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PMI Country in Focus – Madagascar

US Government Photo A family beneath their ITN Credit: Maggie Hallahan Story: PMI Newsletter Malaria is a major health problem in Madagascar. Although its epidemiology varies considerably in different regions of the country, the entire population is considered to be at risk. While malaria cases and deaths reported through the national health management information system […]

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