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Angola Faces Yellow Fever Outbreak Amid Global Vaccine Shortage

VOA News: What is Behind the Global Shortage in Yellow Fever Vaccine? “Angola is battling a yellow fever outbreak amid a global shortage of the vaccine. … Mass immunization is the only way to stop yellow fever, but producing more of the vaccine is not easy. The Institut Pasteur de…

Faith Leaders Have Opportunity To Advance Women’s Health, Rights

Inter Press Service: Religious Leaders Can End Harmful Cultural Practices & Advance Women’s Empowerment Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya “…Passion and compassion for those who suffer are key pillars of most faiths, and this is why leaders of religion are…

With Waning Donor Support, Some Ghanaians Lack Access To HIV Medications

Deutsche Welle: Ghanaians still struggle under the weight of HIV/AIDS “…Previously, almost the entire budget for the management of HIV/AIDS in Ghana was funded by donor agencies, including the Global Fund. But since the country declared its middle income status, donor support has waned. Providing testing kits and drugs is…

Blog Post Explores Factors Influencing Family Reproductive Decisions In Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: The complex factors involved in family fertility decisions Anne Bakilana, senior economist for health, and Rifat Hasan, health specialist, both at the World Bank, discuss various factors that influence family reproductive decisions in sub-Saharan Africa, including personal desire and social norms, child mortality rates, knowledge about…

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