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Agence France-Presse: Giving birth in Afghanistan: inside MSF’s ‘baby factory’ (9/20). Agence France-Presse: Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region now more than 500 (9/19). Associated Press: Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo (Keaten, 9/19). Devex: An Australian perspective on U.N. disability development (Cornish, 9/20). Devex: Q&A:…

Trump Administration Releases New National Biodefense Strategy

CIDRAP News: White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense “The Trump administration [on Tuesday] released a new National Biodefense Strategy, along with an order from President Donald Trump that directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take the coordinating lead and establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee…” (Schnirring,…

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CIDRAP News: New Ebola cases, 3 more deaths recorded in DRC (Soucheray, 9/17). Devex: The backbone of India’s health care system: Is there a new role for ASHAs? (Bader, 9/17). GeekWire: How Bill Gates, a valley full of snakes and one entrepreneur took on a deadly disease (McGrane, 9/14). Global…

UC Davis Projects Aim To Prevent Disease Outbreaks

University of California, Davis: Preventing the Next Pandemic Andy Fell, news and media relations specialist at UC Davis, highlights various projects conducted by the University of California, Davis on preventing disease outbreaks, including the PREDICT project, which aims to “enable global surveillance for viruses with the potential to spillover from…

UNICEF Bolstering Ebola Outbreak Response Efforts In Congo; WHO Reports 92 Deaths

Axios: UNICEF and Congo officials boost efforts to contain Ebola outbreak “In response to an small uptick in confirmed Ebola cases in the busy urban hub of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF announced Friday it’s bolstering its efforts there…” (O’Reilly, 9/14). U.N. News: DR Congo: new…

U.S. Government Supports Ebola Outbreak Response Efforts In DRC, Along Border With Uganda

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Temperature Check: Border Screening of Travelers Key to Stopping Ebola from Spreading Alma Golden, senior deputy assistant administrator for global health at USAID, discusses the importance of border health screening and surveillance efforts in the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as…

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ABC News: Scientists will release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa to fight malaria (Biswas, 9/13). Al Jazeera: Ukraine’s ‘baby factories’: The human cost of surrogacy (Roache, 9/13). CIDRAP News: Ebola infects 5 more in DRC, lifting total to 137 (Schnirring, 9/13). The Economist: European countries demand that publicly funded research…

Liberia VP Praises USAID For Role In Strengthening Nation’s Health Sector

Front Page Africa: Liberia: VP Taylor Applauds USAID for Helping Health Sector “Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has praised the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its essential role in helping the nation’s health sector to tackle some of the challenges confronting it. … The vice president also…

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