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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…

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…

More News In Global Health

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…