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BBC News: Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test (6/14). Christian Science Monitor: Gay Kenyans hope for legal win, eyeing broader shift in Africa (Gikandi/Brownb, 6/14). CIDRAP News: Vaccine trial shows more hospitalizations for dengue-naive kids (Soucheray, 6/14). Devex: Q&A: E.U. development chief on the challenges of uniting Europe…

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Agence France-Presse: ‘Forced’ sterilization of Brazilian woman sparks uproar (Smith, 6/14). Fast Company: How satellite imagery could combat infectious diseases around the world (Terdiman, 6/13). Financial Times: HIV treatment breakthrough boosts GSK (Neville, 6/14). Reuters: GSK’s two-drug HIV treatment meets main goal in late-stage studies (Nair, 6/14). IRIN: Q&A: How…

2 Childhood Vaccines Responsible For Saving 1.45M Lives Since 2000, Study Shows

VOA News: Vaccines Make Major Dent in Child Deaths from Pneumonia, Meningitis “[Two childhood vaccines] have saved 1.45 million children’s lives this century, according to a new study. … The bacteria targeted by the shots, Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), are major causes of…

WHO ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Ending DRC Ebola Outbreak Soon

Agence France-Presse: WHO predicts Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could end soon “The director general of the World Health Organization said Sunday he believed a swift end could be put to the outbreak of Ebola in northwestern DR Congo, … which has left 27 people dead over the past month.…

Venezuela Records First Case Of Polio Nearly 30 Years After Eradicating Disease

Agence France-Presse: Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades “Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports…” (6/9). Daily Telegraph: Venezuela hit by first case of Polio since 1989 as country falls deeper into crisis “In…

DRC Confirms 1 New Ebola Case; 62 Total Cases Reported, 27 Deaths

Associated Press: Congo says new confirmed Ebola case; outbreak marks 1 month “Congo’s health ministry says another Ebola case has been confirmed as the pace of new cases slows one month after the outbreak was officially declared…” (Mwanamilongo/Petesch, 6/8). Additional reporting on the Ebola outbreak, including information on prevention efforts…

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Associated Press: A look at Zika and its link to microcephaly (DiLorenzo, 6/6). Devex: Q&A: Striking a balance between patients and profit (6/5). The Guardian: David Miliband: world must step up support for Rohingya refugees (Watt, 6/5). The Guardian: ‘Police never turned up’: El Salvador’s devastating epidemic of femicide (Griffin,…

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