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Misconceptions, Stigma Among Young People Discourage Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health Services In Nigeria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Stigma deters young people from accessing contraception in Nigeria Nnamdi Eseme, member of the Key Correspondents network, which is supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Young people have unique experiences of stigma and discrimination and youth friendly services are essential to tackling issues around unwanted pregnancies and…

Humanosphere Examines Potential Famine In South Sudan

Humanosphere: Restricted aid access pushes parts of South Sudan back to the brink of famine Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He writes, “… the fighting forces are limiting the ability for aid to reach some of South Sudan’s most vulnerable people. The situation is…

Tanzania Working To Address HIV Among Gay Men, Reduce Stigma

Al Jazeera: Tanzania: Fighting social stigma to prevent HIV spread “…Tanzania has the fourth-highest number of deaths from AIDS in the world, and the HIV infection rate among gay men is more than four times the national average – numbers even the most homophobic of governments have been hard-pressed to…

Report Examines Military Intervention In West African Ebola Outbreak

SciDev.Net: Foreign troops helped defeat Ebola outbreak “Military intervention during the 2014 Ebola outbreak was helpful, but more research is needed to define how the armed forces can work with civilian organizations in future health crises, a report says…” (Willmer, 10/30).

VOA News Examines WTO Talks On Drug Patent Exemptions

VOA News: Uganda Calls for Continued Drug Patent Exemption “Talks resumed this week at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on the question of renewing the pharmaceutical patent trade exemption for the world’s least developed countries. Representing those countries at the talks is Uganda alongside Nepal and Bangladesh. At issue…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The Lancet: Ebola: burying the bodies David L. Heymann, head and senior fellow at the Chatham House Center on Global Health Security and professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “…The difficult and heroic work of [burial teams in West Africa] might have…

New A.U. Report Outlines Atrocities Of War In South Sudan

The Guardian: South Sudan: ‘a level of human suffering I have never seen anywhere else’ “…[People in South Sudan’s Malakal protection of civilians (PoC) camp] are hiding from a war that has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 2.2 million inside and outside the country, left 4.6 million severely…

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