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Bangladesh, Vietnam Work To Contain Dengue Fever Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: Bangladesh struggles to contain record dengue outbreak “Bangladesh is in the grip of the country’s worst-ever dengue fever outbreak, officials said Monday, with hospitals overflowing and social media flooded with pleas for blood donors. Eight people have died and there have been 13,637 cases of the disease so…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Hits 1-Year Mark With Surge In Confirmed Cases

CIDRAP News: DRC sees cases surge as Ebola outbreak hits 1-year mark “This week, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) North Kivu and Ituri provinces will hit the 1-year anniversary of its start, but a surge of cases over the weekend gives little hope the…

Reliable Funding Necessary To End Ebola, Shore Up Global Health Security

The Hill: Crisis bill due: Who will pay for Ebola? Carol A. Heimer, professor of sociology at Northwestern University, research professor at the American Bar Foundation, and public voices fellow through the OpEd Project “…A [public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)] ‘is not for fundraising,’ Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,…

CFR Expert Discusses CoC Report Card On International Cooperation, Prospects For Global Health

Council on Foreign Relations: Apathy Continues to Plague Global Health Terrence Mullan, assistant director for international institutions and global governance at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the Council of Councils (CoC) Report Card on International Cooperation, which evaluates efforts to address the world’s most pressing global challenges. Mullan provides…

USAID Announces More Than $38M In Additional Assistance To Help End DRC Ebola Outbreak

USAID: The United States Announces More Than $38 Million in Additional Assistance to Contain the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo “The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than $38 million in additional assistance to help end the ongoing Ebola outbreak…