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Safe Burial Teams Likely Prevented Significant Number Of Additional Ebola Cases In West African Outbreak, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Ebola burial teams dramatically reduced West Africa outbreak: study “Red Cross volunteers prevented a significant number of Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa by using safe burial techniques, according to a study released Thursday…” (Larson, 6/22). BBC News: Ebola virus burial teams may have ‘saved…

Mass Bed Net Distribution Campaigns Across Sub-Saharan Africa Can Improve Health Equity

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Mass bed net distribution campaigns reduce health disparities across sub-Saharan Africa In a guest post, Courtney Chiaparas, writing for MEASURE Evaluation, discusses a study that examined the effectiveness of bed net distribution campaigns to prevent and control malaria across sub-Saharan Africa. Chiaparas writes,…

Kenya Must Adopt Innovative Financing Solutions To Achieve UHC By 2030

Inter Press Service: Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. resident coordinator to Kenya “…In its Vision 2030, Kenya committed to becoming a competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030. Investing in a quality health…

Rwanda Must Continue To Strengthen Health System With Decreasing Reliance On Global Fund

New Times: How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system Yvan Butera, general practitioner at the Rwanda Military Hospital “…Rwanda’s visionary approach to the use of Global Fund money for strengthening its health system has been effective in meeting health-related development targets and allows the government to…

Africa Nutrition Map Highlights Possible Solutions For Addressing Hunger On Continent

Brookings Institution: Figure of the week: Africa Nutrition Map Mariama Sow, research assistant for the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, discusses a map recently published by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The map “displays ‘hot points,’ places where hunger, malnutrition, and food security are critical issues. It also…

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