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Nature Examines Nigerian Health Agency’s Response To Lassa Fever Outbreak

Nature: Deadly Lassa fever outbreak tests Nigeria’s revamped health agency “An unprecedented outbreak of a deadly viral disease in Nigeria is showcasing the newfound might of the country’s public health agency. Reforms put in place since a devastating Ebola epidemic struck West Africa in 2014 have transformed how Nigeria responds…

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BBC News: Plastic: WHO launches health review (Shukman, 3/15). The Guardian: How a scheme in Mali cut child deaths in one district by 95% (Hodal, 3/16). The Guardian: U.N. official questions ethics of sexual misconduct victims in bizarre speech (Ratcliffe, 3/14). Reuters: ATM pharmacy to cut queues for South Africa’s…

CDC’s MMWR Highlights Challenges Responding To Monkeypox In West, Central Africa

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Re-emergence of human monkeypox highlights capacity gaps, global health security goals Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a summary released in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on the emergence of human monkeypox in West and Central Africa and the region’s capacity to…

Trump Administration Highlights Success Of Global Health Security Agenda; Concern Remains Over Adequacy Of Funding For Efforts

New York Times: White House Hails Success of Disease-Fighting Program, and Plans Deep Cuts “…The National Security Council released a report on Monday trumpeting the achievements of the multinational Global Health Security Agenda, which helps low-income countries halt epidemics before they cross borders. The report ‘clearly shows how the investments…

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The Guardian: ‘Immoral sentence’: Salvadoran woman jailed for stillbirth set free after 14 years (Ford, 3/13). Reuters: Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in S. Africa (Nyaungwa, 3/13). Scientific American: Pakistan Is Racing to Combat the World’s First Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak (Ahmad, 3/14). VOA News: Cholera…

Acting CDC Director Highlights U.S. Commitment To Global Health Security Agenda

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Global Health Security Agenda Programs Protect Americans from Infectious Disease Threats Anne Schuchat, acting director of the CDC, discusses the U.S. commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), highlighting CDC’s efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Schuchat also discusses the launch…