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Improving Health In Africa Advances U.S. Interests, Ideals

TIME: Better Health Care in Africa Must Go Beyond HIV Former President George W. Bush “…In the midst of our differences, there should be at least one issue on which all Americans can agree: helping the people of Africa fight disease advances both our interests and our ideals. … PEPFAR…

World Needs Coherent Approach To Recognizing, Responding To Disease Epidemics

Foreign Policy: Can the Global Public Health System Learn From Its Ebola Mistakes? Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…A summit should be convened, ideally by a respected third party outside of the U.N., allowing all of the panels and commissions to compare…

WHO Ebola Report Shows No New Cases For Week Ending October 4

News outlets discuss the latest WHO Ebola situation report showing no new cases were reported during the week ending October 4. Agence France-Presse: WHO hails first full week with no new Ebola cases since March 2014 “No new Ebola cases were confirmed last week, marking the first full week without…

The Economist Examines Efforts To Eradicate Malaria

The Economist: Eradicating disease “To exterminate a living species by accident is normally frowned on. To do so deliberately might thus seem an extraordinary sin. But if that species is Plasmodium falciparum, the sin may be excused. This parasitic organism causes the most deadly form of malaria…” (10/10). The Economist:…

WASH Resources, Education Helps Liberian Communities Prevent Ebola, Other Diseases

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition/Medium: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior adviser for water, sanitation, and hygiene at Global Communities, discusses how the organization’s efforts to eliminate open defecation in 284 Liberian communities helped those places remain Ebola-free during the epidemic. “…[P]eople who had been exposed to…

Ugandan Program For Lake Victoria Fishermen Employs ‘Test And Treat’ HIV Strategy

The Guardian: Uganda’s test and treat HIV program hauls in fishermen of Lake Victoria “…Anyone living [in Uganda’s Ssese Islands] who is diagnosed with HIV immediately receives [antiretroviral therapy (ART)] — a process known as ‘test and treat.’ The policy puts Uganda on track toward World Health Organization recommendations released…

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