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AP: Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals (Neergaard, 12/4). BBC: Air pollution in Nairobi leaves Kenyan children struggling to breathe (Serwanjja, 12/4). Devex: In wake of safeguarding scandal, IPPF approves organizational overhaul (Edwards, 12/5). Devex: Q&A: WASH business: A mixed business model in waste-to-value (Ravelo, 12/5). Devex: Q&A:…

Opinion Piece Discusses History Of, Public Health Approaches To Measles Prevention

Washington Post: We must talk more about measles — and less about anti-vaxxers Laurence Monnais, professor of history at Université de Montréal and author “…The real threat of measles is rooted in the disconnect between what we know about the disease and actual public health practices. … Vaccination is one…

Samoa Shuts Down Government For 2 Days To Focus On Response To Deadly Measles Outbreak

Washington Post: Samoa government to close for two days amid measles outbreak that has killed dozens of children “Samoa announced it would shut down its government for two days so that public officials can combat a dangerous measles outbreak that has killed 53 people and infected 3,728. The Pacific island…

Number Of Measles Cases Continues To Rise Worldwide, According To WHO

New York Times: Measles Cases Continue to Rise Around the World “There has been a rapid increase in the global measles outbreak, with reported cases jumping 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 compared with the same period last year, according to the World Health Organization. As reasons…

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ABC Science: Women in climate change hotspots face greater burdens when under environmental stress (Lyons, 11/26). AP: Red Cross reports new outbreak of dengue fever in Yemen (Lederer, 11/25). AP: U.N. launches campaign against gender violence targeting rape (Lederer, 11/25). BBC: Lassa fever ‘at risk’ Britons sent home from Sierra…