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WHO Releases Q&A On Measles Outbreak In Philippines

World Health Organization: Questions and answers on the measles outbreak in the Philippines The World Health Organization released a Q & A on the measles outbreak in the Philippines, which addresses the current situation, immunization rates, prevention, and actions being taken by the government and WHO to address the outbreak…

Media Outlets Examine Measles Outbreaks Across World, Role Of Vaccine Hesitancy

Al Jazeera: Philippines: Vaccine scare blamed for deadly measles outbreak “Health officials in the Philippines are racing to contain a deadly measles outbreak the government blames on a marked decline in immunisations after a scandal surrounding a dengue fever vaccine…” (Gotinga, 2/12). Bloomberg: Widening Anti-Vaccine Movement Paves the Way for…

More News In Global Health

CNN: Why these Pacific Island nations have world’s highest childhood obesity rates (Howard, 2/13). IRIN: Drought and rising costs to leave 2.4 million Zimbabweans needing food aid (Phiri, 2/12). U.N. News: ‘Shared responsibility’ to stop 420,000 needless deaths from tainted food each year, U.N., world leaders warn (2/12). U.N. News:…

Research Examines GBV, Sexual Exploitation Of Women In DRC Amid Ebola Outbreak; Media Outlets Continue To Cover Outbreak’s Impact On Children

The Guardian: Ebola vaccine offered in exchange for sex, say women in Congo “An unparalleled Ebola vaccination programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become engulfed in allegations of impropriety, amid claims that women are being asked for sexual favours in exchange for treatment. Research by several NGOs…

‘Broad-Based Response’ Necessary To Prevent Measles Resurgence

Washington Post: Measles was eliminated. But we can’t be sure it’ll stay that way. Saad B. Omer, William H. Foege chair in global health and professor of global health, epidemiology, and pediatrics at Emory University, and Robert Bednarczyk, assistant professor at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health “…A return…

New Research Investments, Political Will Critical To Addressing TB

Scientific American: Stopping the World’s Biggest Infectious Killer Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University “Diseases that have plagued humanity since ancient times continue to hold billions of people back, and tuberculosis is one of the most significant among them. … While training as…

Vaccines Could Play Vital Role In Reducing AMR

Scientific American: We’re Not Using One of Our Best Weapons against Drug-Resistant Microbes Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been hailed as one of the biggest threats to humanity. … But while the challenges of developing new classes of antibiotics and reducing the use…

Death Toll In DRC Ebola Outbreak Surpasses 500, Health Minister Says

Al Jazeera: Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: Health ministry “More than 500 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but a vaccination program has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister said…” (2/9). CBC Radio: ‘Whack-a-mole’ Ebola outbreak…

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