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Global Voices: Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to pull antiretroviral drugs (Daniel, 9/12). Guam Daily Post: Guam has 1st local dengue in 75 years (Daleno, 9/13). The Guardian: Indonesia takes steps to improve protection of mental health patients (Kamali, 9/13). Nature: Scientists use gene-edited…

WHO Welcomes Facebook’s Pledge To Direct Users To Accurate Vaccine Information

U.N. News: U.N. health agency welcomes Facebook pledge to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral”The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums. Following months…

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CIDRAP News: Reports profile MCR gene in South America, first detection in Uruguay (Schnirring, 7/23). Devex: Candidate HIV vaccine to be tested for efficacy in MSM, transgender individuals (Ravelo, 7/24). Health-e News: #IAS2019: WHO gives blockbuster HIV drug the green light (Pilane, 7/23). Health-e News: #IAS2019: High HIV & STI…

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Devex: How health care workers can protect themselves from occupational illness (Root, 7/19). Inter Press Service: The Road to Zero Hunger (Gunawardena, 7/17). New Humanitarian: Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates (Parker, 7/18). New Humanitarian: Somalia’s displacement camp ‘gatekeepers’ — ‘parasites’ or aid partners? (Mumin, 7/18). NPR: The…

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Fox News: Philippines declares national emergency after more than 100,000 people contract dengue fever (Dedaj, 7/17). The Guardian: Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds (Boseley, 7/17). The Guardian: Indonesian women suffering ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence, activists warn (Lamb, 7/17). Inter Press Service: U.N. Report…

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Al Jazeera: Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children (Burdon-Manley, 6/16). allAfrica: Africa: After ECHO, Let’s Find Out Why Women Are Not Using Barrier Methods (Ncube, 6/18). BBC News: Face to face with DR Congo’s deadly vipers (6/18). Bloomberg: Deadly Superbugs Win as Wall Street Flees Makers of Antibiotics…

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BBC News: Ecuador’s top court approves same-sex marriage (6/13). Christian Science Monitor: For Afghan midwife, saving women’s lives is a lifelong passion (Peterson, 6/13). The Economist: Drone deliveries are advancing in health care (6/15). The Guardian: Uganda jails hundreds of men for sex offenses against women and girls (Okiror, 6/13).…

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The BMJ: Gender equality: countries are failing to deliver changes by 2030 (Kmietowicz, 6/5). Devex: Coalition aims to streamline awareness efforts, attract new donors (Saldinger, 6/5). Global Health NOW: “Here to Push Back Against the Pushback” (Myers, 6/3). New York Times: This Drug Could End HIV. Why Hasn’t It? (Barbaro…

Nature Examines How Humanitarians, Researchers Using Cell Phone Call Data To Improve Lives

Nature: Can tracking people through phone-call data improve lives? “…Telecommunications companies scrutinize call-detail records to learn about customers’ locations and phone habits and improve their services. Researchers suddenly realized that this sort of information might help them to improve lives. … [S]cientists working under the rubric of ‘data for good’…