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Ebola Vaccinations Begin Among Health Workers In DRC; Conflict Complicating Prevention Efforts

Associated Press: Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak “Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday for Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives…” (Maliro/Petesch, 8/8). Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo to combat latest outbreak “…An experimental vaccine is being used…

BRIGHT Magazine Examines Pay, Support Gaps Between Local, International NGO Staff

BRIGHT Magazine: The Shocking Inequity In Foreign Aid Nobody Talks About “…On average, national staff are paid four times less than their expat counterparts, despite similar levels of experience and education. A growing number of studies document how local aid workers are more at risk than their international counterparts. A…

International Research Community Can Better Support Malaria Health Workers

Nature: Pay people to fight malaria Editorial Board “…[T]he best way to beat malaria is to ensure that every infected person can quickly reach a health worker and be given artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) … Yet health systems in many malaria-endemic nations are riddled with holes. … Malaria health workers…

GPEI Article Discusses Importance Of Educating Religious Leaders In Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Efforts

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Strengthening Vaccine Trust in Pakistan This article discusses the efforts of the Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) and similar groups to educate religious leaders about the benefits of polio vaccination. The article states, “By educating religious leaders and scholars about the poliovirus, and explaining religious…

IntraHealth Blog Post Examines How Attacks On Health Facilities, Workers Affect Women

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women? Elynn Kann, student and former advocacy intern at IntraHealth International, examines how attacks on health care facilities and workers affect women, writing, “[T]he issue of attacks on health care needs to be looked at through a gender lens. We…

Devex Report, Interviews Examine Change In Global Health, Development Sectors

Devex: Opportunity driving change in global development sectors “…According to a recent Devex Next Generation Professional report, produced in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development and DAI, the health and energy sectors — along with technology for development, agriculture and food security, and climate change — will…

FT Health Features Interview Addressing Innovation In Disease Prevention

FT Health: Is there a doctor on board? The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter features an interview with Carlos Morel, director of the Centre for Technological Development in Health at Brazil’s Fiocruz Institute, in which he discusses “innovative ways developing countries are tackling epidemics.” The…

Authorities In Yemen Must Prioritize Peace, Rebuild Public Services, Health Facilities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: This is what collapsing health, education, water and sanitation systems look like in Yemen Henrietta H. Fore, executive director of UNICEF “…Yemen had some of the worst health indicators globally even before the current escalation of fighting. … Three years into this conflict, more than half of…

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