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Incidence Of Vaccine-Preventable, Insect-Borne Diseases Rises In Venezuela As Health Care System Fails, Threatening Region, Experts Say

The Guardian: Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent — experts “Experts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented scale in Latin America following the collapse of the health care system in Venezuela…” (Boseley/Graham-Harrison, 2/21). NBC News: Life-threatening, insect-borne diseases spike in…

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Associated Press: Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO (2/21). Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea has asked for help on food shortages (2/21). BBC News: Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community (Leyl, 2/22). Christian Science Monitor: Not your typical door-to-door sales: the family-planning ladies…

Earning Trust Among Locals Critical To Preventing Ebola Outbreaks

IRIN: First Person: To stop Ebola, ask the rebels to help Jean-Christophe Shako, Ebola response coordinator in Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo “…Since [the Ebola] outbreak erupted in [DRC’s] North Kivu province last August, health teams knew they would face big challenges. The virus had resurfaced in a…

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…

USAID Fact Sheets Provide Overview Of U.S. Global Health Efforts In Liberia

USAID: Global Health Security Agenda Program This fact sheet provides an overview of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and its efforts in Liberia, noting, “In Liberia, GHSA supports a multi-sector coordination mechanism for sampling and testing animals; builds capacity of animal health professionals for risk-based epidemiology and response; and…

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ABC: Poo and polio: How researchers are using one to find the other (Kearney, 2/21). Agence France-Presse: Desperate measures: Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control (2/18). BMJ: Lassa outbreak: WHO warns of unusually rapid spread in Nigeria (Dyer, 2/19). Devex: New coalition harnesses ‘radical collaboration’ for community health (Cheney,…

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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,…