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Devex: Colombia preparing for prolonged response to Venezuela crisis (Welsh, 9/30). Foreign Policy: Endless Conflict in Afghanistan Is Driving a Mental Health Crisis (Azad, 9/27). The Guardian: Nigeria warned it risks humanitarian disaster by expelling charities (Wintour, 9/29). Health Policy Watch: Universal Health Coverage Requires More Policy-Relevant Research (Ren, 9/26).…

WHO Expresses Concern Over Multiple DRC Ebola Hotspots, Urges Tanzania To Provide Information On Suspected Case; BARDA To Support Research On Experimental Treatment

CIDRAP News: WHO: Multiple DRC Ebola hot spots ‘grave concern’ “In the past week, officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) confirmed 48 new cases and 25 new deaths in an ongoing Ebola outbreak in three of the DRC’s eastern provinces…” (Soucheray, 9/24). Devex: MSF, WHO lock horns…

Tanzania’s Reluctance To Share Information With WHO Regarding Suspected Ebola Cases Shows Importance Of Global Health Transparency, Experts Say

Devex: Suspected Ebola in Tanzania highlights importance of transparency “Over the weekend, the World Health Organization issued a statement accusing the Tanzanian government of withholding clinical information on suspected Ebola cases. The statement outlines a series of unofficial reports of suspected Ebola cases in the country and the government’s repeated…

WHO, U.S. Officials Urge Tanzania To Share Information On Suspected Ebola Cases

AFP: Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola: WHO “The World Health Organization has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus…” (9/22). Financial Times: WHO criticizes Tanzania for withholding Ebola information…

Philippines Announces Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Without Case

New York Times: Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease “The Philippines on Thursday announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said government scientists have confirmed the…