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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…

WHO Calls For Ceasefire In Yemen To Allow For Cholera Vaccinations

Reuters: WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate “Yemen may be on the brink of a new cholera epidemic, with a heightened death rate due to widespread malnutrition, and the United Nations is hoping for a ceasefire in the north to allow for vaccinations, the…

Measles Epidemic Spreads Throughout Latin America

Associated Press: Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths “Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. The ministry says on its website that 1,053 cases of the disease…

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Devex: Could we deliver aid before a disaster strikes? (Bollag, 8/1). Devex: Q&A: Moving money around in HIV care (8/1). The Guardian: Nine-year-old child bride reportedly killed by husband in Afghanistan (Beaumont, 7/31). The Guardian: Dengue fever outbreak halted by release of special mosquitoes (Boseley, 8/1). Newsweek: Scientists May Have…