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WHO DG, MSF Head Call For Sustained, Greater Efforts To End Ebola; Sierra Leone Lifts Remaining Quarantine, Reports 2 Confirmed Cases

Agence France-Presse: Ebola could be defeated by year’s end: WHO “…World Health Organization Director Margaret Chan cautioned there could be setbacks in the coming months but said Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could begin 2016 completely Ebola-free. ‘If the current intensity of case detection and contact tracing is sustained, the…

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Effective In Clinical Trial Conducted In Guinea

News outlets discuss the findings of a clinical trial testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea published in The Lancet on July 31. Associated Press: Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa “An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might…

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…

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