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Cardiovascular Disease Top Health Challenge In Africa, But Funding Reflects Different Narrative

The Atlantic: Africa’s Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease “…[W]hile donors have poured resources into fighting infectious diseases, non-communicable, chronic diseases have quietly but rapidly ascended the morbidity and mortality ladders, especially high blood pressure, or hypertension. Today, cardiovascular disease is the number-one cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa in adults…

Nigeria Stopped Ebola But Faces ‘Larger Health Crisis’ Of TB

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Can Nigeria’s Success on Ebola Translate to TB? Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, discuss whether Nigeria’s tuberculosis response can be as effective as its response to a…

WHO Revises Ebola Numbers; Deaths Higher, But Cases Lower

News outlets report on the WHO’s revised figures for Ebola cases and deaths, with cases being slightly lower and deaths higher than previously reported. Agence France-Presse: WHO revises Ebola toll “The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number…

Nigerian Academy Of Science Head Criticizes African Response To Ebola

ScienceInsider: Nigerian virologist delivers scathing analysis of Africa’s response to Ebola “After Oyewale Tomori finished his talk on Ebola here at the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, there was stunned silence. Tomori, the president of the Nigerian Academy of Science, used his plenary to deliver a scathing critique…

Health Officials Reassessing Needs In Liberia After Recent Declines Of New Ebola Cases

Washington Post: As Ebola declines in Liberia, health officials reassess response plans “The rate of new Ebola infections here has declined so sharply in recent weeks that even some of the busiest treatment facilities are now only half-full and officials are reassessing the scale of the response needed to quell…

Nearly 1M Somalis Need Urgent Food Aid Following Floods, U.N. Says

Wall Street Journal: Some One Million Somalis in Urgent Need of Food Aid, Says U.N. “Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are in urgent need of food assistance as floods have destroyed crops and eroded an already precarious food supply, aid officials said Monday…” (Bariyo, 11/3).

Aid, Small Harvests Avert South Sudan Famine, But Risks Remain, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N. “Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Programme (WFP) official said on Friday…” (Jorgic,…