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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has provided nearly $56.7 million in humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to date in FY 2014.

  • Despite security improvements, armed groups continue to clash, resulting in new displacements across eastern DRC.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Madagascar + 28 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for February with a Forecast till Mid-April, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active in February in the central outbreak region on the Red Sea coasts and the Horn of Africa. Aerial and/or ground control treated hoppers and swarms on some 50,000 ha in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and northern Somalia. Other countries in the region remained calm during this month (DLCO-EA2 , DLMCC/Yemen, FAO-DLIS,
LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

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World + 4 others
Higher Education Solutions Network Resilient Africa Network: A Systematic Approach to Resilience Assessment, Measurement and Analysis Led by Makerere University

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is a partnership among sub-Saharan African and American universities led by Makerere University in Uganda. The RAN is co-directed by Tulane University and includes Stanford University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and four regional Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) located in Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa. The RAN is supported and funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Science, Technology and Innovation (USAID).

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

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Business Students Tackle Childhood Pneumonia in Uganda

Posted by David Milestone, Senior Advisor, USAID Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact on Thursday, February 20th 2014

A collaboration between USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) in the Global Health Bureau and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University led to teams of business students from around the world competing on ways to reduce child deaths from pneumonia in Uganda.

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World + 6 others
Global Health: Science and Practice Journal Volume 2 | Number 1 | 2014

Highlights from this issue:

  • Can cell phones transform the role of CHWs in the health system?
  • Can the levonorgestrel intrauterine system be successfully introduced through mobile outreach in sub-Saharan Africa?
  • How can we improve malaria in pregnancy programs?
  • Can non-physicians safely perform adult medical male circumcision?
  • How did Marie Stopes International scale up delivery of contraceptive implants in sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What was the impact on the health system of a meningococcal vaccine campaign?