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CDC’s MMWR Discusses Surveillance Efforts To Track Progress Toward Global Polio Eradication

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2017-2018 Jaymin C. Patel of the Global Immunization Division at the CDC and colleagues discuss surveillance efforts to track global progress toward polio eradication. The authors write, “This report presents 2017-2018 poliovirus surveillance data, focusing…

Cordaid Post Addresses TB In DRC, Says ‘Boost’ Needed In Global Campaign To End TB

Cordaid: Global Goal to End Tuberculosis Needs More Support and Funding This post discusses how Cordaid addresses TB in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the need to “boost the global campaign to end TB” through increased case detection, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as increased national and…

Violence, Mistrust Of Health Workers Continue To Hinder DRC Ebola Outbreak Response

Associated Press: WHO says Ebola cases rising in eastern Congo after violence “The World Health Organization says Ebola is on the rise in eastern Congo following a series of attacks on health facilities. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier says the past two weeks have seen a record number of new cases…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Spreading At Fastest Rate Since Beginning 8 Months Ago, WHO Says

Reuters: Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever: WHO “Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Each of the past two weeks has registered a record number of new…

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Al Jazeera: Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives (Bazley, 4/1). CNN: Many Japanese moms-to-be don’t gain enough weight, and experts say that could cause lasting problems (Scutti, 4/1). Devex: Australia’s federal budget: Impacts for Australian aid (Cornish, 4/2). Devex: How community health workers can address the growing NCD…