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CIDRAP News: WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat (Schnirring, 8/8). Devex: Doing it for the kids: Engaging youth to help lift burden of NCDs (Politzer, 8/10). Fortune: Why Measles Is Back in the Americas (Laursen, 8/9). The Guardian: Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study…

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…

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CNN: Scourge of superbugs killing Malawi’s babies (Davies, 8/8). CNN: Faced with falling birth rates, China urges citizens to have more babies (Griffiths/Wang, 8/8). Devex: Challenges facing SDG 2030 deadline for safe water and sanitation (Cornish, 8/9). Reuters: Nigeria approves $150 mln World Bank loan to fight polio (Onuah/Ohuocha, 8/8).…

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…

Chinese Vaccine Maker Began Falsifying Data In 2014, State Media Reports

Reuters: Scandal-hit Chinese vaccine maker Changsheng started falsifying records in 2014: Xinhua “Changsheng Bio-technology Co. Ltd., a vaccine maker at the center of a safety scandal in China, began falsifying production records for its rabies vaccine in April 2014, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. … China launched sweeping…

CDC Continues To Work With Countries Toward Hepatitis B Elimination

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC works with countries to identify children infected with hepatitis B virus and generate the evidence for hepatitis B vaccine birth dose introduction Anna Akua Minta, pediatric infectious disease doctor and epidemiologist with the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses U.S. efforts to help ensure countries follow…

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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…

DRC Health Ministry Confirms 3 More Ebola Cases; Vaccinations To Begin This Week

Agence France-Presse: DR Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations this week “The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Monday they would begin Ebola vaccinations later this week in the east of the country, where a new outbreak of the virus is [occurring]…” (8/6). Associated Press: Congo’s health ministry…

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