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Threat Of Disease Spread Rises In Cyclone-Hit Southern Africa; Idai Heavily Impacting Children, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors “Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday…” (3/24). The Telegraph: Disease stalks cyclone disaster zone as the world scrambles…

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CIDRAP News: WHO reveals delayed pick for H3N2 flu vaccine strain (Schnirring, 3/21). Devex: Q&A: Why the world needs science and partnerships to tackle TB (3/22). EURACTIV.com: Public health activists say eradicating tobacco must be a human right (Michalopoulos, 3/22). The Guardian: U.N. to explore wave of deaths linked to…

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BBC News: Tunisian health minister resigns over 11 baby deaths (3/10). CIDRAP News: New attack, case in high-risk village among latest Ebola perils (Schnirring, 3/11). CIDRAP News: Sewage study highlights global antimicrobial resistance disparity (Dall, 3/11). Dallas News: Ethiopians didn’t have a term for ‘stroke,’ so this Dallas doctor created…

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Al Jazeera: 19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness (Javaid, 3/8). CBS News: “Our children are forgotten”: Zika’s devastating impact lingers 3 years later (Adams, 3/8). Financial Times: Chile’s sugary food fight echoes around the world (Jacobs, 3/10). The Guardian: China database lists ‘breedready’ status of 1.8 million women…

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ABC: Poo and polio: How researchers are using one to find the other (Kearney, 2/21). Agence France-Presse: Desperate measures: Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control (2/18). BMJ: Lassa outbreak: WHO warns of unusually rapid spread in Nigeria (Dyer, 2/19). Devex: New coalition harnesses ‘radical collaboration’ for community health (Cheney,…

Urgent, Ongoing Action Needed To Address Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, Academics Say

BMJ Opinion: There is an urgent need to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen Obijiofor Aginam, deputy director of United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), and Weiam Al-Hunaishi, physician and graduate student in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the…

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Al Jazeera: More warnings about humanitarian crises in Central Africa (Idris, 1/29). Associated Press: German governing parties compromise in abortion dispute (1/29). Forbes: This Aid Agency Intends To Use Microsoft AI To Solve World Hunger And Malnutrition (Baxi, 1/28). The Guardian: ‘It kills within hours’: two die as cholera outbreak…

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BBC News: Yemen cholera epidemic strain ‘came from eastern Africa’ (1/3). CBS News: Gayle Smith, ONE Campaign CEO, warns against complacency in AIDS, Ebola fights (Rosenkrantz, 12/3). Devex: Nigeria faces a health financing cliff edge (Adepoju, 1/7). Devex: Q&A: A ‘twin-track’ approach to disability-inclusive disaster preparedness (Rogers, 1/7). Devex: MFAN…

Aid Organizations Discuss Food, Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, Response Efforts

International Rescue Committee: New nutrition analysis confirms children are being starved in Yemen “A new integrated food security and classification (IPC) report shows that 240,000 Yemeni civilians are living in famine condition and 9.8 million are on the brink of famine, a shocking increase of 42 percent … since 2017.…