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Launch of the Great Lakes to Great Lakes Initiative

The United States Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russell Feingold, in collaboration with the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA), launched a unique initiative this week to bring together experts from the North American Great Lakes with counterparts from the African Great Lakes to address sustainable management ...
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American and German Governments Partner with Tanzanian Government and Frankfurt Zoological Society to Save Elephants in the Selous

SELOUS GAME RESERVE, TANZANIA.  To combat the very serious threat of poaching in the Selous Game Reserve, the governments of the United States and Germany transferred on Wednesday a significant amount of field equipment for use by Tanzanian game wardens patrolling the reserve.  The equipment included small and large tents, torches, maps, binoculars, cameras, uniforms, ...
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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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