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Associated Press: Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production (Rising, 2/22). CIDRAP News: WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine (Schnirring, 2/22). Devex: Humanitarian sector in DRC not able to access many of the affected populations (Jerving, 2/23). The Guardian: Drug-resistant superbug to blame for deadly typhoid outbreak in…

South Sudan Sees Progress On Pentavalent Vaccine Coverage Rate

WHO: WHO and GAVI Alliance Partners along with the Ministry of Health strategizes to vaccinate over 485,000 children under one year of age in 2018 “Despite widespread conflict and insecurity, South Sudan has witnessed a remarkable improvement in routine vaccination coverage in 2017. Since the introduction of the pentavalent –…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health issues, including a call for “applications for projects in eight African countries in the next phase of [the center’s] efforts to advance research capacity and strengthen the…

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Reuters: Zambia cholera epidemic continues to slow as number of deaths declines (Mfula, 2/20). Xinhua News: Zambia seeks more money to contain cholera outbreak (2/21). Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. refugee agency says donors withhold funds until Uganda numbers checked (Biryabarema, 2/20). U.N. News: Rohingya refugees face immense health needs; U.N.…

Study Examines Impact Of Ebola On Basic Health Care Services In Liberia

VOA News: Ebola’s Impact Reached Beyond Death Toll to Basic Health Care “More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia’s health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, shows how the toll of the Ebola…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Study On Preventing Childhood TB Cases In CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Study indicates that acting on guidelines could avert half of TB cases among children Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a study published in CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, writing, “Tracing contacts of people confirmed to be sick with tuberculosis and…

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BBC: Life after Ebola (Cunningham, 2/19). Devex: UN to development community: Think urban for the SDGs (Scruggs, 2/16). The Lancet: Yemeni health under relentless pressure (Devi, 2/17). The Lancet: End of a cholera epidemic in South Sudan declared (Burki, 2/17). New York Times: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria (McNeil, 2/16).…

IMPACT Program In Kenya Aims To Develop Leaders, Strengthen Country’s Public Health System

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: IMPACT Program in Kenya: A Fellow’s Experience Oren Nyambane Ombiro, fellow at CDC’s Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) program in Kenya, discusses his experience working with the program, and writes, “I believe improving public health management through innovative programs like IMPACT is a step…

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