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Discrimination Prevents MSM From Accessing HIV Treatment Services In Mozambique

The Guardian: Mozambique’s enduring discrimination leaves gay men untreated for HIV “…Aside from being demoralizing, discrimination against men who have sex with men is jeopardizing government efforts to reduce the high incidence of HIV and AIDS. At 11.5 percent, Mozambique has one of the 10 highest HIV rates in the…

Ebola Survivors ‘Coping With Immeasurable Loss,’ New York Times Reports

New York Times: Ebola, Ruthless to Families, Leaves Liberian Man Alive and Alone “…[Gaye Dumbai] had lost both parents. Two sisters. One brother. Two aunts. Two uncles. Four nieces and nephews. That remains one of the biggest curses of the disease that ravaged the West African coast in 2014 –…

Ebola Epidemic Underscores ‘Recurrent Saga Of Dysfunctional Health Care Systems’

NPR: Ebola: We May Have Won The Battle But We Haven’t Won The War Karin Huster, clinical instructor of global health at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health “…Today, 24 months into the epidemic, the latest recurrence of the virus in Guinea is, ironically, the perfect simulation exercise…

News Outlets Report On TB-Related Stories To Recognize World Day

The Guardian: New drugs could ease Myanmar’s crippling tuberculosis burden “…Now, there is new hope for patients. This month, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the National TB Programme (NTP) will start treating people with bedaquiline and delamanid. These are the first new TB drugs for half a century and it…

NPR Interviews IRC Official About New Analysis Examining Lessons Of Ebola Epidemic Responses

NPR: Politics And Ebola Are Not Such Strange Bedfellows, Report Says “…[T]he International Rescue Committee [on Wednesday issued] a new report on the [Ebola] epidemic and its aftermath. (Actually it’s an analysis of previous Ebola reports from the World Health Organization, Bill Gates, the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, and…

Somali Prime Minister Signs Online Petition Proposing Federal Ban On FGM

The Atlantic: The Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia “Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke is joining a campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. Sharmarke signed an online petition proposing a federal ban of the long-standing practice that 98 percent of Somali women undergo…” (Turkson,…

CSIS Blog Post Examines Progress Of, Challenges To DREAMS Initiative In South Africa

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fulfilling DREAMS in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director of and fellow with the CSIS Africa Program, discusses the progress of and key challenges facing the DREAMS initiative in South Africa, including attaining its own “ambitious” goals, developing new metrics on…

Guinea Identifies Additional Ebola Cases; At Least 5 Dead In Flare-Up

Agence France-Presse: At least 5 dead in Guinea Ebola flare-up: health officials “Ebola has likely killed five people in Guinea after re-emerging in the country’s south, health authorities said Tuesday, as Liberia announced it was closing their shared border to guard against the spread of the virus…” (Bah, 3/22). Bloomberg…

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