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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…

Carter Center Continues Quest To Eradicate Guinea Worm

New York Times: Progress in Jimmy Carter’s Quest to End Guinea Worm Disease “Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2015, the Carter Center announced last week, a significant drop from the 126 cases reported in 2014. … When the campaign began, there were an estimated 3.5…

7.5M In DRC Need Humanitarian Aid, Including Food, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: 7.5 million need humanitarian aid in DR Congo: U.N. “Decades of successive crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left 7.5 million people — nine percent of the population — in need of humanitarian aid including food, the United Nations said Monday…” (1/11).

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