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DRC Ebola Outbreak Reaches 743 Total Cases, Including At Least 2 Soldiers

CIDRAP News: Katwa remains outbreak hot spot as Ebola cases reach 743 “[Tuesday] the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded seven new Ebola cases, raising the outbreak total to 743, including 461 deaths. As of today, 174 cases remain under investigation, which is up from 161 yesterday. Four of…

Ebola Vaccine Studies Should Include Pregnant Women

Mother Jones: Vaccine Studies Still Exclude Pregnant Women. That’s a Big Mistake. Rosa Furneaux, Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow at Mother Jones “…Even though Ebola is a severe and often fatal disease, the [experimental Ebola] vaccine is not available for pregnant or lactating women because there is not enough data to…

USAID’s Tim Ziemer Provides Testimony Before Congress On U.S. Ebola Response Efforts In DRC

USAID: Written Statement of Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, before the Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations This written statement provides the testimony of Tim Ziemer, assistant administrator of the agency’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, to a U.S.…

Devex Examines PEPFAR’s Plans To Cut Funding In Kenya, Tanzania

Devex: What’s behind PEPFAR’s funding cut threats? “As it wraps up its latest funding round, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is prepared to introduce unprecedented cuts to country programs in sub-Saharan Africa, designed to spur domestic policy changes and programmatic improvements. But observers warn that if enacted, the…

More News In Global Health

CNBC Africa: How Africa can archive its targets on Sustainable Development Goals (6/11). Devex: Q&A: Why women farmers are key to good nutrition (Root, 6/12). The Guardian: Patients sleep under the stars in long queue for medical visas (Glinski, 6/12). New York Times: Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting…