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Infectious Diseases Threaten Global Health Security, International Policy Digest Article Says

International Policy Digest: Epidemic Futures? Kevin McCracken, honorary fellow at Macquarie University and honorary professor at Lingnan University, discusses the threat of infectious diseases on global health security, the need for sustained efforts to respond to them, as well as the release of The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Primer On U.S. Congress, Global Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Congress and Global Health: A Primer This Kaiser Family Foundation primer provides an overview of congressional engagement in global health. The primer examines the structure of Congress and its role and key activities in global health, illustrating these by using two global health examples: the…

New Ebola Death Confirmed In Sierra Leone 1 Day After WHO Declares End Of Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Joy over Ebola victory crushed by Sierra Leone death “The World Health Organization confirmed Friday a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone just a day after West Africa celebrated the end of the outbreak…” (Johnson/Simon, 1/15). Associated Press: New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone “…Tests on a…

News Outlets Examine Ebola Epidemic’s Lessons, Mysteries, Response Failures

Nature: Spread of Ebola ends: 7 lessons from a devastating epidemic “…The epidemic has been one of the worst international health disasters in history: unprecedented in its duration as well as the number of people it infected and killed. Here are seven lessons that health officials and the world at…

Mass Distribution Of Ivermectin Helping To Prevent, Treat River Blindness In Ghana

NPR: What A Difference A Drug Makes In The Fight Against River Blindness “…[O]ver the past three decades, much of the world has made steady progress against the debilitating condition. And much of the credit for that progress is linked to ministries of health introducing the drug ivermectin. Mass distributions…

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…

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