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6 African Nations Recognized With Award For Malaria Prevention Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: African leaders hailed for progress in fight against malaria “Some of Africa’s poorest countries won an award on Monday for the progress they have made towards eliminating malaria, a disease that still kills a child on the continent every two minutes. Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic…

PLOS Blog Explores Recent Yellow Fever Outbreaks In Africa, Brazil

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Yellow Fever Global Whack-a-Mole Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, discuss the recent rise in vector-borne neglected tropical diseases, focusing on the recent outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazil (2/2).

Perpetuation Of FGM Based On Cultural Evolution, Researchers Say; Understanding Could Be Important For Prevention Efforts

Agence France-Presse: Female genital cutting has ‘evolutionary’ drive: study “The widely condemned practice of ceremonial genital mutilation among girls and young women follows an evolutionary logic, according to a provocative study published Monday. Understanding this logic — which the researchers described as ‘cultural,’ not biological — may help fulfill the…

Primary Health Care Systems Serve As Front Lines In Disease Outbreaks, Must Be Strengthened

The Conversation: How best to prepare for epidemics? Strengthen primary care Ashwin Vasan, assistant professor of Clinical Population Health & Medicine at Columbia University “…Why is primary care important in epidemics like Ebola or Zika? First, we know that primary care providers play an important role in initial outbreak response…

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 contains a blog post by Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul about the Lives and Livelihoods Fund, “an innovative mechanism to finance projects in health, agriculture, and infrastructure in…

Despite Challenges, CDC, Other Global Health Agencies Administer Childhood Immunizations In Effort To Eradicate Polio In Nigeria

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Maintains Vigilance to Eradicate Polio in Northern Nigeria Chimeremma Denis Nnadi, an epidemiologist in the Polio Eradication Branch of the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses his work with the Global Immunization team in Nigeria, which “is closer than ever to eradicating polio.” Nnadi notes the…

Ebola Survivors Face Physical, Mental Health Issues, Lack Access To Health Care, NGO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Three years after Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea, survivors still suffer — charity “Three years after the world’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak was first declared in Guinea, hundreds of survivors who suffer from physical and mental health problems are struggling to access care, a medical charity said…

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