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Vaccinating Dogs For Rabies Critical To Animal, Human Health In Ethiopia

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Reality of Rabies in Ethiopia: When Man’s Best Friend Becomes the Enemy Emily Pieracci, a veterinarian at the CDC, discusses the burden of rabies in Ethiopia, the importance of vaccinating dogs against the disease, and U.S. efforts to help the Ethiopian government design and implement…

Kenya To Become First Of 18 Countries To Roll Out New Child-Friendly TB Medicines

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs “More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 — the first country in the world to do so. Some 155,000 children with TB are…

Kenya To Make World’s First Pediatric TB Drug Available At National Level

Devex: Kenya will roll out the first child-friendly TB drug “Kenya will become the first country to adopt and roll out at the national level the world’s first tuberculosis treatment for children next week. … The drug’s adoption in Kenya aims to correct a gap in TB treatment that frequently…

Nigeria President Appeals For International Humanitarian Aid In Crisis Spurred By Boko Haram

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria’s Buhari appeals to world for aid “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appealed Friday for the international community to help relieve the growing humanitarian disaster triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency in a plea for aid at the U.N. General Assembly. Warnings about food shortages caused by the conflict…

Event Highlights Challenges To Polio Eradication, Especially In Conflict Settings

Humanosphere: Conflict zones pose final threat to eradicating polio Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses an event that took place Tuesday in New York highlighting challenges to polio eradication, especially in conflict settings. She includes comments made at the event from CDC Director Thomas Frieden and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan (9/22).

Rift Valley Fever Kills At Least 21 People In Western Niger Outbreak

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rift Valley Fever outbreak kills 21 in Western Niger “Health workers in Western Niger are racing to contain an outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 21 people over the past month, an aid agency said on Wednesday. The highly contagious disease, which is…

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