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MSF Urges Immediate Scale-Up Of Humanitarian Assistance To Multiple Crises In DRC, Including Ebola Outbreak

Médecins Sans Frontières: Urgent humanitarian response needed on unprecedented crises in northeast DRC “Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in violence…

Rich Nations Can Learn From Poorer Nations To Improve Vaccination Coverage

The Hill: Want to prevent vaccine deaths? Show people the consequences of unvaccinated nations Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, CEO of EpiAFRIC, director of policy and advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch, 2019 Atlantic fellow for health equity at George Washington University, and 2018 New Voices fellow at the Aspen Institute “People’s confidence…

Zika Remains Threat Worldwide, Researchers Warn

New York Times: The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s What Experts Know. “…As health officials struggled to halt its spread, the [Zika] virus galloped through Latin America and the Caribbean [in 2016] and eventually reached the United States, sickening more than 200 people in Florida and Texas and…

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Editorials Discuss DRC Ebola Outbreak Response

The Guardian: The Guardian view on Ebola in the DRC: help needed — and dialogue too Editorial Board “Are we able to learn the right lessons when disaster strikes? … [The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo] is not only a public health but a humanitarian crisis,…

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…