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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash includes an article discussing the work of “TB hunters” in Tanzania, a blog post on the urgency of finding missing TB and drug-resistant TB cases, and the latest “Focus…

Ebola Survivors Experience Eye Complications, Including Cataracts Among Youth

New York Times: Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts “…Cataracts usually afflict the old, not the young, but doctors have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. And for reasons that no one understands, some of those children have the toughest, thickest cataracts that eye surgeons…

Local Knowledge, Trust Important In Disease Outbreak Responses, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Motorbikes, trust, and pepper soup: Ebola tips to tackle deadly diseases “Unsung local heroes who helped defeat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may hold the key to thwarting deadly epidemics in the future, experts say. … And yet the contributions made by communities have been largely…

Experts Fear Nigeria Facing Resurgence Of Leprosy, As More Attention Given To Other Diseases

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Leprosy neglected in Nigeria as health spotlight turns away “…In 2016, Nigeria recorded 2,576 new cases, of which 149 were children, ranking third among African countries with the highest burden of leprosy, after Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Experts are worried that Nigeria could be facing…

Africa Must Scale Up Health, Education, Gender Equality Efforts To Meet Needs Of Growing Youth Population, UNICEF Reports

U.N. News Centre: ‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges “If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition — African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 — scaled-up investment in health, education, and women’s protection and empowerment…

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