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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Tanzania’s Maternal Health and Early Child Care Text Messaging Service Enters its 3rd Year with Half a Million Registrants

“These text messages makes Tanzanian women come early for checkups and makes our work easier,” says midwife Getrude Justin Mushi.  Getrude is one of the 1,500 Tanzanian health care workers who registers pregnant women and their supporters to the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service service.  In November 2013, over 500,000 Tanzanian men and ...
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Young Manager Leads Regional Lab Team to WHO 3-Star Rating

PEPFAR-supported Lab Mentorship Initiative Yields Remarkable Improvements in Quality of Service at Temeke Hospital Laboratory in Tanzania Having successfully led Temeke Hospital Laboratory from a zero to 3-Star rating, Lab Manager Grace Maliva isn’t resting until the lab achieves full accreditation, hopefully by the end of 2015. After that, she has her eyes set on ...
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‘It’s About the People’ Film Premieres at the Zanzibar International Film Festival

Stone Town, Zanzibar — A documentary on voluntary male circumcision (VMMC) in Tanzania premiered at the 2014 Zanzibar International Film Festival on Sunday. The short film showcased how Tanzania is successfully scaling up VMMC services, with the potential to avert more than 3 million future HIV infections in the country. The film was funded by ...
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World AIDS Day Commemoration

It is my privilege, as the donor countries’ representative, to join you as we commemorate World AIDS Day here in Dar es Salaam. We stand here together today to mourn the world’s losses as a result of HIV and to celebrate its many brave heroes, who have fought in ways big and small against this ...
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