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CIDRAP News: WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat (Schnirring, 8/8). Devex: Doing it for the kids: Engaging youth to help lift burden of NCDs (Politzer, 8/10). Fortune: Why Measles Is Back in the Americas (Laursen, 8/9). The Guardian: Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study…

DRC Begins Using Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Effort To Stem Outbreak In Conflict Zone

Axios: Congo trying to stem Ebola outbreak with experimental vaccine “The Democratic Republic of the Congo started using an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus [Wednesday] after identifying it as the virulent Zaire strain. The latest outbreak has spread to a conflict region and is suspected of killing at…

Ebola Vaccinations Begin Among Health Workers In DRC; Conflict Complicating Prevention Efforts

Associated Press: Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak “Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives…” (Maliro/Petesch, 8/8). Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo to combat latest outbreak “…An experimental vaccine is being used…

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Devex: Civil society looks to independent review of SDGs, beyond government reporting (Lieberman, 8/7). IRIN: Meet “Baba IDP”: the local hero making sure Boko Haram victims get health care (Lawal, 8/7). WIRED: The Unknowability of the Next Global Epidemic (Keats, 8/7).

International Cooperation Essential To Effectively Respond To Ebola, Other Disease Outbreaks

Foreign Affairs: How Congo Beat the Last Ebola Outbreak Ariana A. Berengaut, director of programs, partnerships, and strategic planning at the Penn Biden Center “…[The response to Congo’s Equateur outbreak in May] required global cooperation, international institutions, and far-sighted investments in science, health, and governance that have enabled countries to…

DRC Health Ministry Confirms 3 More Ebola Cases; Vaccinations To Begin This Week

Agence France-Presse: DR Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations this week “The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Monday they would begin Ebola vaccinations later this week in the east of the country, where a new outbreak of the virus is [occurring]…” (8/6). Associated Press: Congo’s health ministry…

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