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Free From Ebola For Six Months, Northern Sierra Leone District Reports New Death Allegedly Related To Sexual Transmission

Associated Press: New Ebola death reported in northern Sierra Leone “Sierra Leone on Monday announced a new Ebola death in a northern district that had gone nearly six months without reporting any infections…” (Roy-Macaulay, 9/14). Reuters: Hundreds quarantined as Ebola returns to north Sierra Leone district “Health authorities quarantined hundreds…

Rise Of Breast Milk Banks Helping Shift South Africans’ Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding

The Guardian: The breast milk banks reshaping South African attitudes “…Breast milk banks are growing rapidly in South Africa, combating a climate where breastfeeding rates are low, formula is fashionable, and a premature baby dies every 20 minutes. The government is introducing the banks at public hospitals, and hopes that…

More Than 23K People Infected With Measles In DRC Outbreak

New York Times: Measles Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Kills 400 “More than 23,000 people, mostly children, have been infected with measles in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 400 have died, according to United Nations agencies and Doctors Without Borders…” (McNeil, 9/14).

CDC, WHO Reports Discuss West African Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Once again, “Ebola-free,” Liberia begins three months of surveillance, while Guinea and Sierra Leone see dwindling crisis, continued challenges, and CDC looks ahead Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights a recent issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

Aid Programs Must Follow 5 Key Lessons To Eliminate Inequality, Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Aid can help to eliminate inequality by 2030 — if five key lessons are heeded Diana Good, chair of the Mary Ward Settlement “…[In order to eliminate inequality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we] need to learn lessons from past successes and failures, concentrate on the most…

In First Article Of Special Series On SDGs, TRF Examines Access To Water In Zambia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: SPECIAL SERIES — Zambian capital can’t quench thirst of its booming population “…Overall, the proportion of people in Zambia with access to clean water has increased since 1990. But in urban areas it has dropped to 85 percent in 2012 from 89 percent in 1990. With Zambia’s…

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