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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…

Number Of Ebola Cases Spike Again In DRC; Uganda Approves 3 Experimental Treatments

Associated Press: Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak “Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease…” (Odula, 6/17). CIDRAP News: Ebola case…

Injectable Contraceptive Does Not Increase Risk Of HIV, Study Shows

The Guardian: Contraceptive injections do not increase risk of contracting HIV, study finds “A landmark study has ended 30 years of anxiety that hormonal contraceptive injections may increase women’s chances of infection from HIV. But the study found a dramatically higher rate of HIV infection among women in southern Africa…

WHO Emergency Committee Meeting To Determine Whether To Declare Ebola Epidemic International Threat; CDC Opens Emergency Operations Center To Assist In DRC Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths “The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda. The WHO panel, which was formed in…

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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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Devex: At U.N. disability rights conference, experts question U.N. inclusivity (Lieberman, 6/13). Inside Philanthropy: To Bolster Access to Water and Sanitation, These Funders Are Betting on a Systems Approach (Naracott/Barnett, 6/12). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indian factories found endangering seamstresses’ health with illegal pills (Nagaraj, 6/12). Xinhua News: Flooding in Yemen…

Government Policies To Reduce Antibiotic Use Need More Evaluation, Researchers Say

CIDRAP News: Experts: Policies to cut antibiotic use need more scrutiny “Government policies designed to reduce the use of antimicrobial drugs need more rigorous evaluation so that the lessons they offer can be better understood and used, say researchers who reviewed studies on a wide range of policies tried out…