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Papua New Guinea Confirms 3rd Polio Case, 55 Suspected

Radio New Zealand: Third PNG polio victim confirmed — 55 suspected cases “…Three cases are now confirmed [in Papua New Guinea]; two in Morobe province in June and July and the latest a three-year-old boy from Mulitaka in Enga Province. The WHO says there are also 55 suspected cases. PNG’s…

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Associated Press: U.N. adopts guidelines aimed at speeding aid to North Korea (Lederer, 8/6). Financial Times: Nigerian food sector commits to nutrient fortification (Pilling, 8/5). Reuters: Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients (al-Sahli et al., 8/6). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — DIY tests for HIV beat stigma…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Report Suggesting Former TB Patients Can Help Identify Active TB Cases In DRC

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Former patients aid search for missing TB cases in DRC province Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a report published in the WHO Bulletin on patient-led active tuberculosis case-finding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Barton writes, “[E]nlisting former tuberculosis patients and…

Study Aims To Identify Factors Influencing Adoption, Scale-Up Of Innovative Health Interventions

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: From innovation-to-scale: Identifying innovative health interventions to better understand factors influencing their adoption and scale-up Lauren Bader, regional program manager for the USAID Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis Project and the USAID Challenge TB project at FHI 360, discusses a research project that aims to…

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Devex: At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board? (Ravelo, 8/2). Devex: Q&A: How mobile technology can help achieve the SDGs (Roby, 8/2). Forbes: Icons of Impact: A Global Surgeon Who Invests In Impact (Doherty, 8/1). The Guardian: Professor forced into hiding by death…

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