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USAID Congratulates DRC For Ending Most Recent Ebola Outbreak

USAID: USAID Welcomes The Official Declaration Of The End Of The Ebola Outbreak In The Northwestern Democratic Republic Of Congo On Wednesday, “the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an end to the epidemic of Ebola in Northwestern Équateur Province, which began on June 1, 2020. The…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Related To COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Distribution, Public Confidence, Access

The Conversation: Buying and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will involve hard ethical and practical choices Barbara Allen, senior lecturer in public management, and Michael Macaulay, professor of public administration, both at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington (11/17). The Conversation: Virus evolution could undermine a COVID-19 vaccine –…

DRC Declares End Of Most Recent Ebola Outbreak In West Of Country

Reuters: Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak, sees lessons for COVID fight “Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in…

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AP: Official warns of humanitarian disaster if Afghan talks fail (Faiez, 11/18). Borgen Magazine: New Way of Working: Combining Humanitarian and Development Efforts (Bassi, 11/17). The Guardian: Researchers confirm human-to-human transmission of rare virus in Bolivia (Glenza, 11/16). NPR: In ‘Fevers, Feuds And Diamonds,’ Paul Farmer Breaks Down Assumptions About…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Global Health Topics, Including NTDs; Women’s Reproductive Rights In Peru; Lessons From Ebola; TB Reports; SDGs; U.N. Food Systems Summit Preparations

Global Citizen: How Pharmaceutical Companies Have Helped Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases Around the World Sarah El Gharib, freelance writer and French editor at Global Citizen (11/13). Global Voices: The victims of forced sterilizations in Peru continue to demand justice Adriana Hildenbrand, Miryam Rivera Holguin, and Teodora C. Hasegan, all of…

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AFP: Coronavirus crippling fight against other pandemic: TB (Galey, 11/16). AP: Public health programs see surge in students amid pandemic (Smith/Young, 11/17). Borgen Magazine: Nootkatone: A New Weapon to Fight Insect-Borne Diseases (Jaffee, 11/16). Devex: Witchcraft accusations and cataracts: The effects of open-fire cooking in Tanzania (Chakamba, 11/17). The Guardian:…

USAID Announces $20M In Support For CEPI For Emerging Diseases Vaccine Development

CEPI: USA joins CEPI to support the development of epidemic vaccines “The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, [on Friday] announced US$20 million in financial support of CEPI to advance the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. … The funding — which will be provided by USAID over a…

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AP: Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell (D’Emilio et al., 10/22). AP: Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects (Scislowska, 10/23). Devex: Number of U.N. women leaders grew under Guterres, with some caveats (Lieberman, 10/23). Devex: A deeper look at DFC’s development strategy (Saldinger,…

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Al Jazeera: Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe (10/20). AP: Another chunk of England faces tight virus restrictions (Lawless, 10/21). AP: Belgium limits care home visits as COVID-19 cases increase (Petrequin, 10/21). Borgen Magazine: Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates: Finland vs DRC (Davis, 10/20). NPR: Ebola…

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