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More Than 3,000 Suspected Dengue Cases In War-Torn Yemen, WHO Reports

U.N. News Centre: At least 3,000 suspected dengue fever cases reported in Yemen — U.N. health agency “Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the United Nations World Health Organization announced [Tuesday]…” (6/23).

News Outlets Discuss Ebola In Sierra Leone; Quarantine Of 31 Health Workers, Economic Recovery

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers “Authorities in Sierra Leone quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses in the capital Freetown when a mother tested positive for Ebola after giving birth, the health ministry said on Thursday…” (Johnson, 6/25). The Guardian: Sierra Leone: ‘needs a Marshall Plan, not…

More Than 70K Births In Liberia Unrecorded During Ebola Outbreak, Leaving Children Vulnerable To Trafficking, Denial Of Services, UNICEF Warns

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia…

Technology, Innovation Playing Role In Ebola Recovery, Research Into Treatments

Fast Company: Meet Two Sisters Taking On The Ebola Aftermath In West Africa “…In this post-Ebola recovery time, [There Is No Limit Foundation’s (TINLF)] goal is to rebuild health systems in Guinea and other parts of West Africa through strategic partnerships with hospital administrations, supplying health care facilities with medical…