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International Community Must Take Advantage Of Opportunity To Improve Sierra Leone’s Health Care System, Britain’s Lead Ebola Doctor Says

The Guardian: Ebola doctor calls for fatal flaws in Sierra Leone health system to be addressed “The doctor who led Britain’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has called on the international community to seize a ‘generational opportunity’ to strengthen the health system in the wake of the catastrophic epidemic.…

WHO Official Warns Measles Outbreak In DRC Could Worsen

The Lancet: Measles outbreak in DR Congo an ‘epidemic emergency’ “Moise Yapi looks out of the window of the WHO country office in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and sighs. ‘This measles outbreak we’re facing is bad and it could get much worse.’ Yapi is the…

WHO Africa Regional Office Calls On Governments To More Closely Regulate Traditional Medicine Practitioners

VOA News: WHO Calls for Regulation of Traditional Medicine in Africa “…Calling upon researchers to work with traditional practitioners to produce scientific evidence on the safety, effectiveness, and quality of their products, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, issued a letter urging governments to strengthen regulatory bodies…

Liberia To Remain Vigilant After WHO Declares End Of Ebola Transmission In Country

News outlets continue to report on the WHO’s declaration that Ebola transmission has ended in Liberia. Associated Press: Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch “The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a…

Developing Nations Can Achieve Affordable Health With Support Of International Community

Huffington Post: Not Only Is Good Health for All Achievable — It’s Affordable Martin McKee, professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and president of the European Public Health Association “…With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, we looked at five places that had achieved good health at…

Nigeria Faces Health Inequalities Despite Oil-Rich South

Humanosphere: Oil-rich Nigeria still suffers from massive health inequities Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Humanosphere contributor, and Nancy Fullman, an IHME policy translation specialist and a co-author of a new study on health systems performance in Nigeria, pull from…

Strengthening Health Systems, Improving Workforce Critical In Preventing Future Disease Epidemics, Increasing Child Survival

CNN: Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival Chelsea Clinton, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at University of Edinburgh’s Medical School and board member of Save the Children…