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Michelle Obama: For girls, a heartbreaking loss — and an opportunity

Posted July 1st, 2016 at 9:27 am (UTC-5)
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Ralphina wakes up early each morning, cooks for her family, cares for her younger siblings, and goes to work at a local market — all before she even gets to school. But she still attends class each day, working especially hard in science and math so she can fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse.

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Nearing Triumph Over Ebola

Posted December 30th, 2015 at 9:27 am (UTC-5)
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Stopping the Ebola virus, despite the late start and the huge challenge of working in countries with woefully poor health systems, was an example of what the world can do once it acknowledges an emergency and provides the resources needed to save lives.

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Ebola Doesn’t Disappear at Zero and Neither Will We

Posted June 24th, 2015 at 10:42 am (UTC-5)
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US agency remains engaged in Africa’s Ebola-affected countries even as case numbers drop and the story fades from the media. USAID says its goal is getting to zero Ebola cases, and helping governments be better prepared to stop future outbreaks from spiralling into full-fledged epidemics.

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