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At Least 20K People Infected, 315 Dead In DRC Measles Outbreak, U.N. Reports

Reuters: At least 20,000 infected in southeast Congo measles outbreak: U.N. “A measles outbreak in the copper-mining Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 315 people and infected at least 20,000, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Hundreds more deaths have likely not been documented due to…

Nigeria’s Polio Success Gives Hope To Global Polio Eradication Efforts

Project Syndicate: Polio’s Last Stand Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Muhammad Pate, professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute “…Nigeria’s success [of achieving a year without a new case of wild polio] shows that it is possible to bring the miracles of modern medicine to the…

USG Blog Posts Discuss Responses To, Lessons Learned From Ebola Outbreak

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Ebola Globally Andrew O’Brien, the special representative for global partnerships at the State Department, discusses the importance of public-private partnerships in responding to infectious disease outbreaks, highlighting the work of the State Department with the Paul G. Allen Ebola Program…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the malaria candidate vaccine RTS,S, risk reduction and treatment programs for drug users in Senegal and Thailand, and a TB center in Somalia (8/6).

August 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on Bhutan’s use of gross national happiness as a measure of development (August 2015).

More Than 70K Births In Liberia Unrecorded During Ebola Outbreak, Leaving Children Vulnerable To Trafficking, Denial Of Services, UNICEF Warns

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia…

Progress Being Made To Prevent, Diagnose, Treat Cervical Cancer Among African Women

Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women…

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