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Examining Disease Burden In Europe And Central Asia

In a guest post on Humanosphere, Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), discusses the recently released reports from IHME and the World Bank on regional disease burdens. “One of the six reports, ‘Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence,…

USAID Blog Calls For Improved TB Diagnosis, Treatment

During the month of May, USAID’s “IMPACTblog” “will be highlighting USAID’s work in global health,” the blog notes, adding, “From May 1-10, we will be featuring the role that science, technology and innovation plays in global health.” In the most recent post in the series, USAID Senior Tuberculosis Media Advisor Ya Diul…

WHO Update Reports 102 Recorded MERS Cases, 49 Deaths

“Eight more people in Saudi Arabia have contracted the MERS coronavirus, bringing the number of confirmed infections worldwide in the past year to 102, of whom almost half have died, the [WHO] said on Wednesday,” Reuters reports. “The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which can cause coughing, fever and…

Laurie Garrett Discusses Global Health Threats In Atlantic Interview

“In an interview with Atlantic senior editor Corby Kummer at The Atlantic Meets the Pacific on Friday, [Laurie Garrett, a journalist and senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations,] calmly outlined several very real threats facing the global population,” The Atlantic reports. In the interview summary,…

Guinea Announces 74 Ebola Deaths So Far In 2014

Agence France-Presse: Ebola toll rises to 74 in Guinea “Guinea said Tuesday 74 people had died so far this year in one of the worst ever outbreaks of the Ebola virus. The health ministry said there had been 121 confirmed cases of Ebola — an incurable disease that can kill…

Small Ebola Clinic Opens In Rural Liberian County With 183 Documented Cases

Washington Post: The tiny Ebola clinic that offers a ray of hope for rural Liberia “…The Bong Ebola Treatment Unit is a modest collection of blue tents, connected by gravel paths, near the site of a former leper colony. But when the camp opened Monday, it provided the first 10…

Kaiser Family Foundation Analysis Examines Ebola Epidemiology Data, Epidemic Projections

Kaiser Family Foundation: Measuring the Impact of Ebola: Will it Reach 1.4 Million? In the latest post in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Policy Insights series, Jen Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy for the foundation, and Josh Michaud, associate director for global health policy at…