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‘Be Healthy’ Campaign Aims To Improve Awareness Of, Access To HIV Viral Load Testing

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Campaign highlights patients’ right: “Be Healthy — Know your viral load” Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a campaign aimed at improving knowledge of and access to viral load tests for people living with HIV/AIDS. The campaign, launched last…

Gates Foundation Invests In Efforts To Increase Yellow Fever Vaccine Supplies

Quartz: The world is running short of yellow fever vaccines — and millions are at risk “…The resurgence of yellow fever in Africa is a classic tale of complacency: not only the routine immunizations aren’t kept up with the required levels, but the vaccine supply doesn’t match the world’s requirements.…

Guinea Reports 1 New Ebola Case In Infant; Officials Tracking Contacts Of Involved Family

CIDRAP News: Newborn’s Ebola infection adds to Guinea’s total “A newborn baby whose mother recently died from Ebola was the only new Ebola patient reported in Guinea last week, though the World Health Organization (WHO) said responders are monitoring a number of high-risk contacts related to the illness cluster…” (Schnirring,…

Tanzania, Partners Implement Sex Education Programs To Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania rolls out sex education to curb teenage pregnancies “…In a push to curb teenage pregnancies, Tanzania’s government and non-profit organizations have embarked on several sex education initiatives aimed at schoolgirls and boys, who traditionally have been taught nothing about the facts of life…” (Makoye, 11/4).

Global Leaders Should Commit To Addressing Sexual, Reproductive Health Needs For Youth

The Guardian: ‘I didn’t know I could become pregnant after having sex for the first time’ Mary Wanjiku Mwangi, youth mentor for U-Tena “…In many countries, contraception is only available to married couples and information about sexual health does not reach the young people who need it most. Often, social…

Study Examines Increase In Nigeria’s Abortion Incidence

Guttmacher Institute: The Incidence of Abortion in Nigeria This study, published in the December issue of the journal International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and conducted by researchers at the Guttmacher Institute and the University of Ibadan, “finds that 1.25 million abortions were performed in the country in 2012,…

Blog Post Examines State Of Health System In Sierra Leone Post-Ebola, Role Of Foreign Aid

Humanosphere: Sierra Leone officials say flawed aid strategies hamper Ebola recovery efforts Cooper Inveen, a freelance reporter living in Sierra Leone, discusses the state of the health system in Sierra Leone, including the impact of the Ebola epidemic and related efforts. Inveen also examines the role of foreign donors in…

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