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DRC Begins Using Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Effort To Stem Outbreak In Conflict Zone

Axios: Congo trying to stem Ebola outbreak with experimental vaccine “The Democratic Republic of the Congo started using an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus [Wednesday] after identifying it as the virulent Zaire strain. The latest outbreak has spread to a conflict region and is suspected of killing at…

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…

IntraHealth International To Expand HIV Efforts To Reach Key Groups In Central America

IntraHealth International: New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries “​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening…

International Cooperation Essential To Effectively Respond To Ebola, Other Disease Outbreaks

Foreign Affairs: How Congo Beat the Last Ebola Outbreak Ariana A. Berengaut, director of programs, partnerships, and strategic planning at the Penn Biden Center “…[The response to Congo’s Equateur outbreak in May] required global cooperation, international institutions, and far-sighted investments in science, health, and governance that have enabled countries to…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: U.N. adopts guidelines aimed at speeding aid to North Korea (Lederer, 8/6). Financial Times: Nigerian food sector commits to nutrient fortification (Pilling, 8/5). Reuters: Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients (al-Sahli et al., 8/6). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — DIY tests for HIV beat stigma…

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