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Ebola Survivors In Sierra Leone, Liberia Demand Government, Red Cross Be Held Responsible For Allegations Of Funds Mismanagement During Outbreak

Reuters: Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds “Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation…” (Fofana/Bavier, 12/15). VOA News: Sierra…

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Miami Herald: This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession (Whitefield, 12/15). Reuters: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria (Hazzad et al., 12/18). STAT: Are free physicals a ‘ruse’? Questions swirl about public health program in China (Robbins,…

Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Making Progress Against NTDs

Devex: Opinion: How public-private partnerships are combating NTDs Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Thanks to an innovative public-private partnership, we’ve seen remarkable progress against [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)]. In an unprecedented move, 13 of the largest pharmaceutical companies have pulled together under the auspices of the CEO…

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Bloomberg Technology: How Counting the Dead Will Help the Living (Gale, 12/14). The Guardian: Half of young people do not use condoms for sex with new partner — poll (Greenfield, 12/14). IRIN: World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse … again (Slemrod, 12/14). Quartz: A lifesaving childbirth tool was…

Gender-, Social-Based Discrimination, Violence Must Be Addressed To Reduce HIV In Benin

HuffPost: Society Shouldn’t Be A Roadblock To My Right To Health Magalie Nelson, health adviser; Kate Waller, gender adviser; and Bernabe Yameogo, director, all of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team “…As the civil society Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria HIV Grant in…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Increased Incidence Of Microcephaly In Angola

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With surveillance gaps, Angola sees microcephaly incidence rise over months following Zika confirmation Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recent WHO Bulletin on outbreaks in the WHO African Region and highlights a rise in the number of microcephaly…

Analysis Examines Effectiveness Of Global Fund’s New Funding Model In Mozambique

BMC’s “Globalization and Health”: The Global Fund’s paradigm of oversight, monitoring, and results in Mozambique Ashley Warren of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the University of Basel and colleagues highlight the Global Fund’s reform process, “focused on grant application processes thus far,” and “report results of discussions…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage On UHC Day

The Lancet Global Health: Adding clarity to the universal health coverage picture Editorial Board “…As countries embark on the journey towards [universal health coverage (UHC)], they need tools to evaluate their starting point, keep track along the way, and define the way forward. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer ways…

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