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Violence Continues Against Ebola Health Workers In DRC, Leaving 1 Dead; U.N., Partners Begin Cholera Vaccination Campaign Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Dual Epidemics

Agence France-Presse: Villagers kill Ebola health worker in eastern DR Congo “Villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed a health worker engaged in the fight against a major Ebola outbreak and looted a treatment center [on Saturday], according to an official report seen Monday by AFP. … In a…

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The BMJ: Indian campaigners ask government to stop relying on handouts of bedaquiline to ensure supply (5/9). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Yemen’s forgotten humanitarian crisis (Steffen, 5/8). Devex: Q&A: Don’t be satisfied with ‘great progress,’ former UNICEF official warns (Lieberman, 5/9). Forbes: Antimicrobial Resistance Is Being Called A Sustainable…

News Agencies Report On Humanitarian Crisis, Health Situation In War-Torn Yemen

Agence France-Presse: Saudis dish out millions in Yemen aid amid global criticism “Standing amid the bullet-pocked ruins of a once rebel-controlled Yemeni district, Saudi officials unveil their latest multi-million dollar aid projects, seeking to blunt global criticism over a worsening humanitarian crisis. … The coalition’s bombing campaign is blamed widely…

Mozambique Officials Declare Cholera Outbreak In Wake Of Cyclone Kenneth

Reuters: Cholera outbreak declared in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique “Officials declared a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique on Thursday, a week after cyclone winds, floods, and heavy rains hit the area. … Fourteen cases of cholera have been detected…” (Rumney/Heiberg, 5/2). Additional coverage of the cyclone damage and resulting cholera outbreak…

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Agence France-Presse: Yemen risks ‘massive resurgence’ of cholera: Oxfam (4/19). Bloomberg: Cholera Hits Kenyan Capital on Shortage of Clean Water: Report (Doya, 4/20). The Guardian: ‘The harder you look the more you find’: Nepal’s hidden leprosy (Ratcliffe, 4/22). Health Policy Watch: DNDi: ‘Bench-To-Bedside’ Approach Needed For Drug & Vaccine Response…

Yemen Facing Growing Cholera Outbreak, Aid Agencies Warn

The Guardian: Mounting concern over cholera health crisis in Yemen “Yemen is facing a massive resurgence of cholera in what was already one of the world’s worst outbreaks, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and almost 300 deaths reported in the first three months of this year. With well over…

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GMA News Online: PHL must step up efforts to improve Filipinas’ reproductive rights — UNFPA (4/16). New Humanitarian: The humanitarian fallout from Libya’s newest war (Stephen, 4/15). New York Times: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners (McNeil/Mbabazi, 4/15). Reuters: Cholera cases rise in Kenya’s capital, top hospital says…

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Agence France-Presse: Push to cure hepatitis B, a neglected disease (4/10). Al Jazeera: Death toll from devastating Cyclone Idai rises above 1,000 (4/10). Borgen Magazine: How Drug Manufacturers are Treating Neglected Tropical Diseases (Sharek, 4/10). Malay Mail: Rights advocates worry conservatism hampering women’s sexual, reproductive health (Zurairi AR, 4/11). NPR:…