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A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced Monday that they donated a total …

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Kevin Hagen/Associated Press) UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The president of Sierra Leone is calling for “urgent and imperative” …

The World Health Organization is expected on  Friday to declare that an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus rampaging through two countries in Central Africa represents an international health emergency, a move that would be intended spur international donors to race resources to the impacted region in hopes of curbing its spread.   The decision …