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News Outlets Examine Ebola Epidemic’s Lessons, Mysteries, Response Failures

Nature: Spread of Ebola ends: 7 lessons from a devastating epidemic “…The epidemic has been one of the worst international health disasters in history: unprecedented in its duration as well as the number of people it infected and killed. Here are seven lessons that health officials and the world at…

Mass Distribution Of Ivermectin Helping To Prevent, Treat River Blindness In Ghana

NPR: What A Difference A Drug Makes In The Fight Against River Blindness “…[O]ver the past three decades, much of the world has made steady progress against the debilitating condition. And much of the credit for that progress is linked to ministries of health introducing the drug ivermectin. Mass distributions…

Transactional Sex, Other Factors In Malawi Threaten Country’s HIV Response

Key Correspondents Reporting for Action on HIV: Harmful cultural practices resurface and threaten Malawi’s HIV response Joseph Ganthu, volunteer reporter for the Network of Journalists Living with HIV, discusses the prevalence and implications of certain practices in Malawi, including the practice of transactional sex, that are impacting the country’s national…

WHO Declares End To Ebola Outbreak In West Africa, Calls For Extended Vigilance

News outlets report on the WHO’s declaration that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has ended. Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Ebola outbreak over as Liberia gets all-clear “The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 and triggered a global health alert was…

West Africa’s Ouagadougou Partnership Helping To Improve Access To Contraceptives, Family Planning

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Seven Tactics that Are Leading Francophone West Africa toward a Contraceptive Revolution Sara Stratton, assistant program director at IntraHealth International, discusses the work and achievements of the Ouagadougou Partnership, which includes nine West African countries and aims to promote family planning and modern contraceptive use for women. Stratton…

New Report Examines Observations On HIV Treatment Resource Allocation In Mozambique

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Mozambique: Our report on an HIV treatment pivot examines what can happen Right Now Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a visit to Mozambique to observe how U.S.-funded HIV programs were redistributing resources and funds to treat the epidemic in…

WHO To Declare End Of Ebola Outbreak This Week; West Africa Takes Stock Of Economic Damage, Assesses Preparations For Next Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over “The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across West Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Thursday with Liberia expecting the all-clear…” (Dosso, 1/13). Agence France-Presse: West Africa counts economic cost as Ebola outbreak…

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