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Associated Press: U.N. aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid (Lederer, 11/14). Borgen Magazine: 6 Neglected Tropical Diseases the WHO has Under Control (Rasmussen, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The Guardian: Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly…

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The BMJ: Polio outbreak: officials deny reports of cover-up in Pakistan (Yusufzai, 11/13). DW: German minister hails Bangladesh over birth control (Islam, 11/13). Devex: African scientists weigh in on the biggest obstacles to malaria control (Adepoju, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The…

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Al Jazeera: Can the world afford universal health care? (11/2). Borgen Magazine: The End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act (Gordon, 11/1). Devex: Q&A: James Love on the biggest challenges in the fight for affordable drugs (Green, 11/4). Devex: 5 myths drowning out progress on WASH (Root, 11/4). DW: Philippines struggling to…

CDC’s MMWR Addresses Guinea Worm Disease, Challenges To Interrupting Transmission

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis — January 2018-June 2019 Donald R. Hopkins and colleagues from the Carter Center, with colleagues from the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Dracunculiasis Eradication at the CDC, discuss the status of global dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), including…

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Associated Press: Malawi fights tsetse flies, disease after wildlife relocated (Jali, 10/30). Associated Press: U.N.: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak (10/30). Borgen Magazine: Keheala: Tackling TB in Kenya Through Tech (Ross, 10/29). Devex: A ‘super framework’ for climate migration isn’t on the way (Lieberman, 10/29). Los…

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Associated Press: Haiti president requests US humanitarian aid amid protests (10/28). Borgen Magazine: Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Southeast Asia (Myers, 10/28). Borgen Magazine: Addressing Food Insecurity in Rwanda (Olk, 10/28). Devex: How did the EU spend on nutrition in 2018? (De Vos, 10/28). Devex: Q&A: SDG Impact director on driving…

Eradication Of Guinea Worm Will Require Multifaceted, One Health Approach, Editorial Says

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Dracunculiasis — a case study for infection eradication Editorial Board “…Since 2012, guinea worm infections have been identified in dogs, cats, and even baboons. Canine guinea worm infections in particular are numerous and appear to be increasing … Although this increase is probably due to increased…