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DRC Ebola Outbreak Grows Amid Concerns Over Election Anxiety, Misinformation

CIDRAP News: DRC Ebola total climbs to 644 led by spike in Katwa cases “In daily updates [since Thursday], the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry reported 19 more Ebola cases in five locations, though most were from Katwa, one of the latest outbreak hot spots. In other…

WHO Highlights 10 Priority Global Health Issues For 2019

WHO: Ten threats to global health in 2019 “…2019 sees the start of the World Health Organization’s new five-year strategic plan — the 13th General Programme of Work. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring one billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, one billion…

Lancet Editorial Discusses Politicization Of DRC’s Ebola Response

The Lancet: Was DR Congo’s Ebola virus outbreak used as a political tool? Editorial Board “From its very start, the people of DR Congo have perceived the Ebola response as politicized. … It is therefore a pity that their fears, at least in part, were proven to be justified. On…

More News In Global Health

CNBC: Deal-making in the global health-care sector is set to rebound in 2019, law firm says (Olsen, 1/8). Devex: Responding to the Sunda Strait tsunami (Cornish, 1/9). STAT: New Ebola-like virus is discovered in China (Branswell, 1/8). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Scientists say ‘mosquito birth control’ drug could be ready in…

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