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Philippines Declares Widespread Measles Outbreak, Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children

Agence France-Presse: Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak “A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an anti-dengue fever vaccine…” (7/2). BBC News: Measles outbreak declared in Philippines “…As…

Death Toll In DRC Ebola Outbreak Surpasses 500, Health Minister Says

Al Jazeera: Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: Health ministry “More than 500 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but a vaccination program has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister said…” (2/9). CBC Radio: ‘Whack-a-mole’ Ebola outbreak…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of DRC Ebola Outbreak; Treatment Trial Expands In Country

CIDRAP News: Ebola treatment trials move to hot spot centers “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced [Tuesday] that an ongoing trial of four experimental Ebola treatments will begin enrolling participants at treatment centers in Katwa and Butembo, the current hot spots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) seven-month-long Ebola…

CIDRAP News Provides Update On DRC Ebola Outbreak

CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda “In the latest developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak, the health ministry reported four new cases, as details emerged about a suspected Ebola death that triggered a swift response in Uganda,…

More News In Global Health

The Atlantic: ‘She’s Not a Woman. She Doesn’t Have a Child.’ (Szynol, 2/13). Devex: Disability inclusive health care has mountains to climb (Rogers, 2/13). Inter Press Service: How Devastating is Climate Change for World Peace & Security? (Deen, 2/13). IRIN: Briefing: How the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is changing (Loy,…

Financial Times Examines Criticism Of, Support For World Bank’s Pandemic Bonds

Financial Times: World Bank’s ‘pandemic bonds’ under scrutiny after failing to pay out on Ebola “…[Two years ago, the World Bank] had just sold its first ‘pandemic bonds,’ raising $320m from private investors, in a deal designed to help developing nations facing a serious outbreak of infectious disease. … Just…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Humanitarian, Health Situation In Venezuela

Wall Street Journal: Aid Showdown in Venezuela Editorial Board “The fight for democracy in Venezuela has retreated from the front pages, but an important moment arrives Saturday when thousands of Venezuelan exiles will try to deliver food and medical supplies to their suffering compatriots. … Dictator Nicolás Maduro may try…

China’s Response To Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Receives Mixed Reviews; Virus Might Be Impossible To Contain, Some Experts Say As WHO Calls For International Cooperation

New York Times: In Coronavirus, a ‘Battle’ That Could Humble China’s Strongman “…Compared to the very low bar set by the Chinese leadership’s secrecy and inaction during the SARS epidemic in 2002 and 2003, [Chinese leader Xi Jinping] has responded with speed and alacrity to the latest health emergency, a…

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