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DRC Begins Using Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Effort To Stem Outbreak In Conflict Zone

Axios: Congo trying to stem Ebola outbreak with experimental vaccine “The Democratic Republic of the Congo started using an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus [Wednesday] after identifying it as the virulent Zaire strain. The latest outbreak has spread to a conflict region and is suspected of killing at…

Investing In Adolescent Health Could Help Africa’s Youth Reach Potential

FIGO: Empowering Africa’s young women Jennifer Crago, director of communications, advocacy, and publications at FIGO, discusses the importance of investing in adolescent health in Africa. Crago writes, “Young people are sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest asset, but it is only through investing in their lives, including in their sexual and reproductive health…

Stigma, Discrimination Remain Challenges To Progress On HIV/AIDS, IntraHealth Manager Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away Lindsey Freeze, brand and creative services manager at IntraHealth International, discusses the challenges of stigma and discrimination in efforts to make progress on HIV/AIDS. Freeze writes, “Investing in strategies to eliminate institutional practices that cause shame, fear, and…

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…

Opinion Pieces Examine Global Food System Challenges, Including Waste, Access, Pricing

The Hill: Wasted food is a factor that remains noticeably absent from the climate change discourse Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), ranking member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, and Michael Shank, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network “…Globally, nearly 30 percent of…

U.S. State Department Blog Post Features Interview On Closeout Of MCC Zambia Compact

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: As MCC Compact in Zambia Comes to a Close, a Conversation on its Impact and the Road Ahead In an interview, Leslie O’Shaughnessy, deputy vice president for public affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, speaks with Steve Marma, resident country director for MCC Zambia, and…

Workshop Takes Stock Of Progress, Challenges Related To HIV Treatment Access In CAR

UNAIDS: Progress, but still miles to go, to increase HIV prevention and treatment in Central African Republic “Some 18 months after the launch of the catch-up plan, the National AIDS Council (CNLS), the Ministry of Health, and UNAIDS co-organized a workshop in Bangui, to take stock of the progress and…

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