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African Members Of Parliament Must Prioritize Health, Education To Meet SDGs

Inter Press Service: Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception Marie Rose Nguini Effa, member of parliament (MP), president of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), member of National Assembly of Cameroon, and member of the Pan-African Parliament “…Economic progress within the African…

DRC’s Ebola Outbreak Poses Specific Challenges For Control Efforts

Foreign Policy: Welcome to the First War Zone Ebola Crisis Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “The signs of a coming Ebola crisis are mounting. The disease is spreading rapidly in a region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where health…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 344 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including the release of a report on the 2017 Office of the Inspector General advisory review on…

NIH Highlights R&D On Lassa Fever Vaccine, Genomic Analysis

NIH: Scientists develop novel vaccine for Lassa fever and rabies “A novel vaccine designed to protect people from both Lassa fever and rabies showed promise in preclinical testing, according to new research published in Nature Communications. … There are currently no approved Lassa fever vaccines…” (10/11). NIH: Genomic analysis offers…

New Model Of NCD Care In Sub-Saharan Africa Needed To Reach UHC

Devex: Opinion: A new model of NCD care to achieve UHC in sub-Saharan Africa Nick Manuelpillai, medical adviser at the Joep Lange Institute “…In their current state, the health budgets of sub-Saharan African countries do not allow the region to adequately cover [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] care for the population. To…

Experts Discuss Use Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Among Pregnant Women In Healio Opinion Pieces

Healio: Point/Counter: Should pregnant women receive an Ebola vaccine despite WHO recommendations?Point: Inclusion of pregnant women in live vaccine trials is an ethical imperative W. Christopher Golden, medical director of the newborn nursery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and…

Reuters Publishes Articles Examining Zika In Brazil, Angola, Lack Of Diagnostic Test

Reuters: Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair “Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children…” (Marcelino/Steenhuysen, 10/17). Reuters: Zika in Africa: Rare birth…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Lack Of Pandemic Preparedness, Make Recommendations

Devex: Opinion: No, we are still not ready for a global pandemic Gabrielle Fitzgerald, CEO of Panorama “…Whether a new disease or old, I believe we are still woefully unprepared for a global pandemic. … Last year, I co-authored a report that synthesized the recommendations from seven major post-crisis reports…

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