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Blog Post Highlights Study On Household Ebola Transmissions In Sierra Leone

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola study in Sierra Leone community finds a third of households with an infected member saw transmissions to others Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases examining household spread of Ebola during the West African…

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NBC News: With end to polio in sight, vaccination gets creative (Fox, 12/19). SciDev.Net: Pinprick test designed for Ebola heads for field trial (Rinaldi, 12/19). Thomson Reuters Foundation: EXCLUSIVE — Congo’s hidden “mega-crisis” is most neglected of 2017 — poll (Batha, 12/20). U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies scale up work…

West African Nations Affected By Ebola Addressing Outbreak-Related Corruption, Fraud Charges

USA TODAY: There’s a new Ebola epidemic facing African nations: This one involves corruption “Barely two years after West African nations defeated a deadly Ebola scourge, they are confronting a new epidemic: corruption. … In an internal audit, the Switzerland-based Red Cross said it discovered inflated purchase orders, payments to…

Ebola Survivors In Sierra Leone, Liberia Demand Government, Red Cross Be Held Responsible For Allegations Of Funds Mismanagement During Outbreak

Reuters: Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds “Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation…” (Fofana/Bavier, 12/15). VOA News: Sierra…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights CDC’s Global Health Security Supplement, Discusses Impact Of Ebola Outbreak On Public Health Preparedness

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola stories highlight global health security needs, efforts, progress in emerging infections detection, prevention, response Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the CDC’s recently released Global Health Security Supplement, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which documents the progress in…

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Associated Press: Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says (12/8). VOA News: WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda (Schlein, 12/8). Devex: To tackle malnutrition, go fish (Sieff, 12/11). Devex: Q&A: Towards medicines regulatory harmonization — lessons from Zimbabwe (12/11). Financial Times: Six ways to…

December 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The December 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various issues, including an editorial on options for financing pandemic preparedness; a research paper on access to maternal health services in Tanzania; and a paper on mental health care during…

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Associated Press: After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia (Melia, 11/23). Devex: Will the global food system sink the SDGs? (Kumar, 11/23). Devex: Could innovations in male contraception be the future of family planning? (Edwards, 11/23). Devex: Q&A: Sustainable development should be profitable, says Belgian minister (Cheney, 11/21). Financial…

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