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370 Health Workers Respond To Northern Uganda Malaria Outbreak; 658 Dead Since July

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health workers sent to north Uganda as malaria epidemic kills over 650 “Uganda dispatched a team of more than 370 health workers to the northern part of the country on Monday where a malaria epidemic ravaging the region since July has killed about 658 people. Uganda reported…

Education Program Teaches Life Skills, Contraceptive Options To Kenyan University Students, Lowers STI, Pregnancy Incidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From abortions to #condommania: Kenyan students get real about sex “…[T]he number of young women at the university seeking help for DIY abortions has fallen dramatically, [nurse Catherine] Tweni said, since the introduction of a new sex education club two years ago. Pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections…

IntraHealth International Project Trains HCWs To Screen For Cervical Cancer Among Kenyan Women

IntraHealth International’s “Vitals”: Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya Peter Abwao, a communications and knowledge management officer for the FUNZOKenya Project at IntraHealth International in Kenya, discusses the project’s efforts to “train health workers to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who…

African Leaders Malaria Alliance Recognizes Nations For Progress On Disease Prevention, Treatment

The Guardian: African countries ​congratulated for ​driving down malaria deaths “…The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) has presented awards of excellence to 14 African countries, including Liberia, Rwanda, and Senegal for their performance in controlling malaria over the past four years, and Comoros, Guinea, and Mali for showing the biggest…

Nearly 2M Libyans Need Humanitarian, Medical Assistance, WHO Warns

U.N. News Centre: Dire health situation of 2 million Libyans ‘cannot wait for political solution’ to conflict — U.N. agency official “With a political deal among Libya’s numerous factions in flux, some $50 million is urgently needed to meet the life-saving needs of nearly two million people in the crisis-torn…

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