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U.N. Agencies Announce Progress In Worldwide Efforts To Eradicate Polio On World Day

U.N. News: World is closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good “In a ‘historic achievement for humanity,’ two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of…

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Associated Press: Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt (11/8). CNN: First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed as experts warn climate change could bring more (Picheta, 11/7). Homeland Preparedness News: KSU-developed model accurately predicted Ebola spread into Uganda (Galford, 11/7). IPS: Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished (Awale,…

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ABC Science: Women in climate change hotspots face greater burdens when under environmental stress (Lyons, 11/26). AP: Red Cross reports new outbreak of dengue fever in Yemen (Lederer, 11/25). AP: U.N. launches campaign against gender violence targeting rape (Lederer, 11/25). BBC: Lassa fever ‘at risk’ Britons sent home from Sierra…

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $120M Reinvestment In Programs To Establish Verbal Autopsy Programs, Cancer Registries In 25 Countries

Associated Press: Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths “…About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies — a major funder of international health data initiatives — announced it will devote another $120 million over the next four…

Drop In DRC Ebola Cases But Too Early To Predict Slowing Of Outbreak, WHO Says; DRC Former Health Minister Charged With Embezzlement

AFP: DR Congo ex-health minister charged with embezzlement: lawyer “Former Health Minister Oly Ilunga of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been charged with embezzling funds allotted for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, his lawyer told AFP Tuesday. … Ilunga’s lawyers have rejected the embezzlement claim, saying accounts…

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