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American Ebola Survivor Calls For More U.S., International Effort To End DRC Ebola Outbreak; U.N. Security Council Recognizes Need To End Violence Hampering Response

Associated Press: Former Ebola patient calls attention to current outbreak “As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history rages in Congo, a doctor who survived the deadly disease five years ago worries that people aren’t paying enough attention. ‘We need the United States government and the international community to step…

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BBC News: Kenyan survivors: Cancer is ‘national disaster’ (8/1). The Economist: A history of humankind’s enemy number one (8/1). The Guardian: Running dry: the water crisis driving migration to the U.S. (Lakhani, 8/1). The Lancet: Honduras’s worst dengue outbreak in 50 years (Alves, 8/3). The Lancet: North Korea ‘on the…

Syrian Government Agrees To Conditional Ceasefire In Rebel-Controlled Area After U.N. Authorizes Investigation Into Attacks On Health Facilities

Associated Press: Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold “Syria’s government said it has agreed to a conditional cease-fire starting late Thursday in northwestern Syria, according to state media. Government troops and allied Russia warplanes have been carrying out a three-month offensive against the rebel’s last stronghold, which…

CDC Sends 12 Employees To DRC’s Goma After City Records Additional Ebola Cases; Security Issues Hamper More Robust U.S., WHO Response; Questions Raised Over World Bank’s Pandemic Bonds

Associated Press: 1-year-old daughter, wife of Congo’s Goma victim have Ebola “The wife and 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in Goma this week have tested positive for the disease, health officials confirmed Thursday, the first transmission of the virus inside the densely populated crossroads city on…

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Agence France-Presse: One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe’s sick (Jongwe, 7/20). Al Jazeera: ‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone (Werner/Acland, 7/21). Devex: Could permagardens help solve refugee malnutrition? (Root, 7/22). Global Health NOW: A Neglected Disease, A Lab Researcher, And Real Life (Silberner, 7/11). The Guardian:…

Donor-Funded Local Health Workers Help Decrease Malaria-Related Mortality In Myanmar

The Guardian: How Myanmar became an example to the world in the battle against malaria “…Say Mu Phaw is one of thousands of [village health worker] volunteers across the country to have received training and supplies from foreign donors since political reforms began at the start of this decade, ushering…

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Associated Press: Duterte critics laud U.N. vote to scrutinize drug killings (Gomez, 7/12). Deutsche Welle: Sugary drink consumption increases cancer risk, research suggests (7/11). Devex: Q&A: Engaging the private sector on health security (Cornish, 7/12). Devex: Is it time to take ‘more of a gamble’ to scale nutrition interventions? (Welsh,…