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No More Epidemics campaign director Frank Smith published a letter to the editor in Friday’s Washington Post. Regarding Jim Yong Kim’s July 1 Washington Forum commentary, “A plan to deal with the next pandemic”: The creation of the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility is exciting and will ensure a more effective response during pandemics. Yet why wait for the next pandemic to invest in responses to disease threats?

Douglas Keene, MSH Vice President of the Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies, participated on a high-level panel of dignitaries and experts at an international symposium to deliberate the key dimensions of sustainability for seasonal malaria chemoprevention.

 {Photo credit: APHRC}A peer educator in Viwandani talks about mentorship of young boys in the slum at the video screening.Photo credit: APHRC

The video, Meeting the Needs of Urban Youth, tells the story of adolescents and service providers living in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya, and explores issues around access to sexual and reproductive health services in urban settings. Produced by African Strategies for Health's partners, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the video was recently screened at Viwandani and Korogocho, the two communities featured on the film.

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