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Philippines Confirms 2nd MERS Case In Foreign Traveler

Agence France-Presse: Philippines confirms second MERS case “A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia…” (7/6). BBC News: Philippine health…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens India’s Efforts To Control Disease

Scientific American: Supercharged Tuberculosis, Made in India “…Too few diagnostic laboratories, too many poorly trained health practitioners, and thousands of infected people living in crowded, unsanitary conditions has made India home to the world’s largest epidemic of drug-resistant TB. … Yet until recently Indian public health officials remained reluctant to…

International Donors Pledge $3.4B For Ebola Recovery In West Africa

Agence France-Presse: Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery “International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery…” (Landry, 7/10). Reuters: Pledges of $3.4 billion for Ebola recovery made…

Guinea’s President Looks To Rebuild Health System, Bolster Private Sector In Ebola Recovery

The Guardian: Guinea’s president on global aid push: ‘Ebola forced us to change completely’ “…[Guinea President Alpha] Condé would like to see many of the donations pledged on Friday funneled into stimulating the private sector, which he said, was ‘catastrophically’ hit by Ebola. Despite actively recruiting for direct foreign investment…

Experts Gather At WHO Meeting To Discuss ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’

WHO: The World Health Organization to accelerate national and global health security “The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society, and international organizations to make the world a safer place. The conference called ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’ will be held…

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