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Ebola Vaccinations Begin Among Health Workers In DRC; Conflict Complicating Prevention Efforts

Associated Press: Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak “Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives…” (Maliro/Petesch, 8/8). Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo to combat latest outbreak “…An experimental vaccine is being used…

Renewed Research Efforts Needed To Understand Cardiovascular Disease In LMICs

The Lancet Global Health: Sustainable Development Goal 3 is unlikely to be achieved without renewed effort Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, field research manager at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Margaret Thorogood, honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand “…Despite the social and economic burden of [cardiovascular disease deaths, including…

Science Examines Use Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine In DRC Outbreak

Science: Congo’s Ebola outbreak is all but over. Did an experimental vaccine help? “…The quick end to this outbreak — after 53 cases in Équateur province, 29 of which were fatal — is a striking contrast to the Ebola epidemic that devastated West Africa from 2014 to 2016 … [A]…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Disaster responders ‘not working together’ to address gender-based violence, report finds (Rogers, 7/24). Devex: Q&A: How the private sector can take WHO recommendations on NCDs forward (Root, 7/23). Scientific American: Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America (Smith, 7/23). VOA News: Official End to Congo Ebola…

Researchers, Officials Discuss PEPFAR Successes At AIDS 2018

NPR: Praise For The Global HIV Program That Trump Wants To Cut “The 22nd annual International AIDS Conference is currently underway in Amsterdam. And several studies are looking at the U.S. government’s largest foreign HIV program: the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The multi-billion dollar program to…

Somalia Attorney General To Investigate, Prosecute Those Responsible For 10-Year-Old Girl’s Death Following FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation “Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender…

Advocates Welcome Somalia’s Move To Prosecute FGM Case

The Guardian: Death of 10-year-old girl prompts first FGM prosecution in Somalia’s history “Somalia’s attorney general has announced the nation’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation after a 10-year-old girl bled to death following a traditional cutting last week. The announcement has been described as a ‘defining moment’ in a…

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