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Efforts To Legalize Abortion Continue In Argentina, Other Countries

The Guardian: The Guardian view on Argentina and abortion: a setback, but not the end Editorial Board “The Argentinian senate’s rejection of a bill legalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy is a cruel disappointment for millions of its citizens. … According to the World Health Organization, 25…

Ebola Vaccinations Begin Among Health Workers In DRC; Conflict Complicating Prevention Efforts

Associated Press: Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak “Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives…” (Maliro/Petesch, 8/8). Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo to combat latest outbreak “…An experimental vaccine is being used…

Argentina’s Senate To Hold Vote On Bill To Loosen Nation’s Abortion Laws

The Guardian: Argentina holds historic abortion vote as 1m women rally to demand change “…On Wednesday, the debate [over abortion in Argentina] comes to a climax when the country’s senate votes on a law decriminalizing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. If approved, Argentina would become the largest…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Civil society looks to independent review of SDGs, beyond government reporting (Lieberman, 8/7). IRIN: Meet “Baba IDP”: the local hero making sure Boko Haram victims get health care (Lawal, 8/7). WIRED: The Unknowability of the Next Global Epidemic (Keats, 8/7).

Measles Epidemic Spreads Throughout Latin America

Associated Press: Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths “Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. The ministry says on its website that 1,053 cases of the disease…

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