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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…

WHO Reports 15 More Ebola Cases In DRC; No Ebola Case In Tanzania, Government Tells WHO

CIDRAP News: Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak “After [Tuesday’s] warning by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African regional office to not be overly optimistic about a recent drop in Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the agency [Wednesday] reported 15 new infections…

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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Borgen Magazine: Why Lifting Women out of Poverty is Essential (Grant, 9/18). The Economist: Climate change is making it harder to reduce poverty in Malawi (9/16). Homeland Preparedness News: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi launch world’s first malaria vaccine (Galford, 9/17). New Humanitarian: Why you don’t want to be a Venezuelan…

More News In Global Health

Global Voices: Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to pull antiretroviral drugs (Daniel, 9/12). Guam Daily Post: Guam has 1st local dengue in 75 years (Daleno, 9/13). The Guardian: Indonesia takes steps to improve protection of mental health patients (Kamali, 9/13). Nature: Scientists use gene-edited…

DRC Health Officials, Partners Launch Efforts To Prevent Ebola Infections Among Health Care Workers; Insecurity, Lack Of Funding Hurting South Sudan’s Prevention Preparedness For Potential Cases

CIDRAP News: With Ebola cases rising, officials launch new infection control steps”Over the weekend and through [Monday], 12 more Ebola cases were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lifting the overall outbreak total to 3,081. In other developments, the DRC, with support from its global health partners,…

Ebola Continues To Spread In DRC; Funding For Strategic Response Plan Falling Short

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases rise by 13, with spread in insecure and border areas”Ebola transmission in the affected Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region is still substantial, with new hot spots emerging in areas with limited access and security problems, posing more challenges for response teams, the World Health…