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Low-Cost Baby Warmer Aims To Reduce Neonatal Hypothermia In Uganda, Kenya

Humanosphere: Tackling neonatal hypothermia in Uganda and Kenya Jennifer Zhu, a health policy analyst and Global Health Corps fellow, discusses a new technology called Embrace Baby Wrap, a low-cost baby warmer designed by Stanford University graduate students as an intervention for neonatal hypothermia, “one of the leading contributors to neonatal…

Liberia Working To Register Children Born At Home During Ebola Outbreak

VOA News: Ebola Resulted in Thousands of Unregistered Births in Liberia “…Health officials said that because many pregnant women chose to have their babies at home [during the Ebola outbreak], tens of thousands of children today have not been officially registered. … Liberian Health Minister Bernice Dahn said the government…

Cholera Outbreak In NE Nigeria Refugee Camps Kills 16, MSF Reports

Agence France-Presse: Cholera kills 16 at Boko Haram displaced camps in NE Nigeria: MSF “Sixteen people have died in a cholera outbreak at three camps for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Wednesday…” (9/16).

E.U. Provides $24.5M To Uganda For Efforts To Reach Goals, Sustain Efforts On MDGs

International Business Times: E.U. Gives Uganda $24.5M Reward For Millennium Development Goals Performance And To Support Further Progress “The European Union gave $24.5 million Tuesday to Uganda to reward the East African country for staying on track with its Millennium Development Goals agenda and for its progress so far in…

Increased Nutrition Education Will Help Some Communities Overcome Taboos, Traditional Beliefs To Curb Child Stunting, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Better baby food: changing African mindsets on eggs, grandmas, motherhood “…The new U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, replacing the MDGs, include ending malnutrition by 2030 and cutting stunting — children being short for their age — by 40 percent by 2025. … Solving the problem, which affects one…

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).

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