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USAID Global Health Newsletter - April 2018

USAID Global Health Newsletter - April 2018

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A Focus on Infectious Diseases

Scores of infectious diseases threaten humankind – both familiar ones like malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases, as well as emerging viruses and bacterial infections such as Ebola, H5N1 avian flu and Zika. April’s Global Health newsletter highlights USAID’s work in malaria, NTDs, emerging threats and previews a new exhibit: Outbreak.


U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Releases 12th Annual Report

On April 25th, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released its 12th Annual Report to Congress, which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria. Read the full story.
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USAID Welcomes Dr. Ken Staley, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator

In April, Dr. Kenneth Staley began his tenure as the new Global Malaria Coordinator with PMI. Dr. Staley’s appointment by the White House was announced April 9. Dr. Staley takes the helm of PMI at a pivotal time. Malaria still kills 445,000 people each year, mostly children under age five, and sickens hundreds of millions more, often over and over again. Read the full story.

Neglected Tropical Disease Program at 10

More than 1 billion people – one-seventh of the world’s population – suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Often the source of deep stigma, NTDs cause disability, severe disfigurement and blindness. These diseases affect the world’s most vulnerable populations with devastating, lifelong disabilities that contribute to ensnaring individuals, families and even entire communities in poverty. Read the full story.

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