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3 Zika Cases Confirmed In Guinea Bissau; Officials Working To Identify Viral Strain

Associated Press: U.N. health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau “The U.N. health agency says it and national authorities are investigating whether three cases of the Zika virus discovered in Guinea Bissau are of the same strain as the one behind outbreaks linked to head and brain abnormalities…

News Outlets Examine Effects Of Sierra Leone’s Ebola Epidemic On Orphans, Women

Al Jazeera: Did the world fail Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone? “…Although Save the Children’s policy restricts her from addressing specific cases, Deanne Evans, the organization’s child protection manager, spoke generally, explaining that ‘there were a lot of competing demands, and of course in all of that, children fell through…

Escalating Violence In CAR Hinders Humanitarian Aid Delivery, U.N. Warns

The Guardian: Aid convoy in Central African Republic finds chaos, hunger, and little hope “…Across CAR, disease is rife, hunger levels are ‘staggeringly high’ and 2.3 million people need aid, but the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the new spiral of violence is likely to…

U.N. Human Rights Council Takes ‘Bold Step’ In Creating Monitor For LGBT Rights

New York Times: An LGBT Watchdog at the United Nations Editorial Board “The United Nations took a bold step this week toward recognizing that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people fighting for equality are pursuing fundamental human rights. Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council narrowly approved a resolution…

Blog Post Discusses What To Expect At AIDS 2016 Conference

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Blog: ‘AIDS 2016’ Primer: What You Need to Know Ahead of July’s International AIDS Conference John McMannis, communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the significance of and what to expect at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016),…

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