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ABC News: Australian HIV rates declining overall, but not for everyone (Sedghi, 9/24). Associated Press: Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis (Mutsaka, 9/22). Associated Press: Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant (Christofaro, 9/21). Deutsche Welle: Cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northeast kills nearly 100 (9/22).…

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Agence France-Presse: Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF’s ‘baby factory’ (9/20). Agence France-Presse: Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region now more than 500 (9/19). Associated Press: Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo (Keaten, 9/19). Devex: An Australian perspective on U.N. disability development (Cornish, 9/20). Devex: Q&A:…

Strong Pandemic Preparedness Requires Sustained Political Commitment, Effective Leadership

Washington Post: Our lack of pandemic preparedness could prove deadly Tom Inglesby, director, and Eric Toner, senior scholar, both at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security “…Nature continues to create serious biological threats, with the possibility of a deadly new pandemic influenza perhaps the most worrying. Far less recognized,…

Trump Administration Releases New National Biodefense Strategy

CIDRAP News: White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense “The Trump administration [on Tuesday] released a new National Biodefense Strategy, along with an order from President Donald Trump that directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take the coordinating lead and establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee…” (Schnirring,…

UC Davis Projects Aim To Prevent Disease Outbreaks

University of California, Davis: Preventing the Next Pandemic Andy Fell, news and media relations specialist at UC Davis, highlights various projects conducted by the University of California, Davis on preventing disease outbreaks, including the PREDICT project, which aims to “enable global surveillance for viruses with the potential to spillover from…

Zimbabwe Works To Contain Cholera Outbreak, Reports 28 Deaths

Deutsche Welle: Zimbabwe struggles to contain cholera outbreak “The latest cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has claimed the lives of 28 people, state media confirmed on Sunday. The outbreak was first detected earlier this month in a township outside the capital of Harare and has prompted the government to declare a…

UNICEF Bolstering Ebola Outbreak Response Efforts In Congo; WHO Reports 92 Deaths

Axios: UNICEF and Congo officials boost efforts to contain Ebola outbreak “In response to an small uptick in confirmed Ebola cases in the busy urban hub of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF announced Friday it’s bolstering its efforts there…” (O’Reilly, 9/14). U.N. News: DR Congo: new…

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