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Health systems

U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

Over the last decade, American donations to fight malaria in Africa have saved the lives of nearly two million children, according to a new analysis of mortality rates in 32 countries there. The study looked at the long-term effects of the President’s Malaria Initiative, a program started by President George W. Bush in 2005 that has spent over $500 million a year since 2010. The results debunk one of the persistent myths of foreign aid: that it has no effect because more children survive each year anyway as economies improve

June 26, 2017
New York Times

United States construct referral public health laboratory in Ethiopia

Agencies of the USA government have inaugurated the regional referral of a public health laboratory in Ethiopia. It is the fourth state-of-the-art laboratory constructed by the CDC with funding from the PEPFAR programme. The lab was constructed at a cost of U.S.$3.5m and will serve a population of approximately 5m people in the Tigray region and parts of northern Ethiopia

May 29, 2017
New Business Ethiopia

US Approves 483 Million USD Budget To Fight HIV/AIDS In South Africa

The U.S. has approved a U.S.$483m Country Operational Plan 2017 budget for South Africa to tackle HIV/Aids under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, according to Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx. The COP2017 budget will support South Africa’s HIV/Aids and TB programmes until September 2018 under the PEPFAR initiative

May 8, 2017
Bernama

When the U.S. funds global health, other countries do too

Research by a Tennessee professor shows that whenever the U.S. steps up and plays a lead role in funding global health programme this has a knock-on effect and other countries follow suit. It also helps promote increased governmental legitimacy in the developing world and moves their focus more onto diseases which are rising and whose growth would impact upon a developing country’s own budget

March 21, 2017
Washington Post

Communicable diseases

Swaziland Cuts HIV Infection Rate in Half

The U.S. government says the HIV epidemic is "coming under control" in Swaziland, the country with the world`s highest prevalence of the virus. The U.S. President`s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) said that new infections among adults in Swaziland have dropped by nearly half since 2011, and the latest research shows that life-saving anti-retroviral treatment has doubled in the country during the same time period and now reaches over 80 percent of infected adults

July 24, 2017
VOA News

Combating HIV/AIDS: Mildmay Uganda launches 30 year master plan

Mildmay Uganda says all children born at their facility in 2014 by HIV positive mothers have remained HIV negative. The Executive Director of Mildmay Uganda, Dr. Babara Mukasa made the comments as Mildmay Uganda launched a 30 year master plan that will see it transformed into a modern teaching hospital. In 1998, Mildmay Uganda began comprehensive HIV care with just over 3000 children waiting for the life-saving drugs through PEPFAR in 2004. Now, Mildmay Uganda supports care for over 100,000 with 7,000 of them children

June 25, 2017
ntv.co.ug
June 23, 2017
Premium Times
June 24, 2017
Daily Post

U.S. supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Lagos with N2.9 million

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria has awarded a N2.9 million micro grant to support children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in some part of Lagos state. The Mission gave the grant to 50 women caregivers to support the economic wellbeing of families, especially vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, in five local communities in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos. Under the U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program, a local non-governmental organisation, Blissful Life for Women and Children, will train the beneficiaries in business and vocational skills and trade mentorship, and will receive trade articles and supplies

June 23, 2017
Premium Times
June 25, 2017
ntv.co.ug
June 24, 2017
Daily Post

U.S. pledges $526 million aid in 2017 to Tanzania to fight AIDS

The U.S. approved $526m in aid to Tanzania over the coming year to expand the roll-out of life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs to people infected with HIV. Some 1.4m Tanzanians are estimated to be living with HIV in an nation of around 50m people, with about 850,000 of them currently on anti-retrovirals (ARVs). The funds were donated through the PEPFAR programme

May 18, 2017
Reuters

Bush steps back into the spotlight to help Africa fight epidemics

As the U.S. Congress headed for a bruising showdown over international aid budget funding later this month, former President George W. Bush flew to Africa to publicize a $6.8bn HIV Aids assistance programme that has done much to rehabilitate the continent’s future. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or Pepfar, which he established in 2004, has saved millions of lives he argued and the investment is in the U.S.’s own national interest

April 8, 2017
New York Times
April 7, 2017
Washington Post
April 8, 2017
The Hill

Former US President Bush Touts Signature Africa AIDS Program in Botswana

Former U.S. President George W. Bush touted his signature aid project for Africa during a visit to Botswana, saying he hoped Washington would recognise its importance in saving lives threatened by AIDS. ‘I hope our government, when they analyse what works around the world, will understand that PEPFAR has saved over 11 million lives,’ Bush said  

April 4, 2017
Voice of America, Business Insider UK, Africa Review, WKZO, Reuters