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WHO Team Investigating Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak In Northern South Sudan

The Lancet: WHO investigates mysterious outbreak in South Sudan “A team from WHO’s Regional Office for Africa is investigating a mysterious viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in northern South Sudan that has killed 10 people. At the same time, national health officials are scrambling to put preventive measures in place based…

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Innovators Look To Scale Up Digital Health Programs In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Devex: A new era in digital health “More than a decade of experimentation in digital health has seen the rise of a range of innovations that build on the promise that emerging technologies can dramatically improve health care, especially in low- and middle-income settings. What has also emerged is a…

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MSF Warns Of ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ In Nigerian Refugee Camp Where Many At Risk Of Starvation, Dehydration

Deutsche Welle: MSF: Nearly 200 die of starvation at Nigerian refugee camp “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday warned of a ‘catastrophic humanitarian emergency’ unfolding at a camp in northeastern Nigeria sheltering refugees who fled the Boko Haram militant group. ‘Since 23 May, at least 188 people have died in…

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WHO To Begin Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaigns Next Month In Angola, DRC Aiming To Stem Outbreak

Reuters: WHO to launch emergency yellow fever vaccination in Angola, Congo “The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch emergency yellow fever vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Congolese capital Kinshasa next month. The worst yellow fever…

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Hospitals In Sierra Leone Continue Ebola Response Efforts Despite Health System Challenges

The Conversation: Hospital life in Sierra Leone after Ebola Tom Solomon, director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit, and professor at the University of Liverpool “…Work led by my colleagues at the University of Liverpool, and others, has shown that Ebola survivors…

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Lessons From HIV Prevention, Treatment In Kenya May Help Inform Response To Growing NCD Epidemic

Huffington Post: A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS David J. Olson, global health communications expert “…[M]any Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)]. … Health programs, therefore, must turn their attention to this new pandemic…

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Many Widows In Sub-Saharan Africa Stripped Of Rights, Advocates Say Ahead Of International Day

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From cleaning corpses to sex with strangers, widow rituals fuel disease in Africa “…Millions of widows in sub-Saharan Africa are left destitute after being disinherited and robbed of their property, women’s rights campaigners said ahead of International Widows’ Day on Thursday. Many … are abused and exploited…

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News Magazines Examine Continuing Challenges Of Liberia’s Ebola Epidemic

The Atlantic: After Ebola “…Now, about a year and a half after the peak of the outbreak, the vast assemblage of foreign disease experts and health care workers and crisis-response teams who finally helped contain [Ebola] has largely departed. But the virus keeps resurfacing. Ten flare-ups have been recorded in…

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Kenyan Court Upholds Government’s Use Of Anal Exams On Men Suspected Of Being Gay; Human Rights Groups Say Exams Medically Useless, Abusive

New York Times: Judge in Kenya Upholds Use of Anal Exams for Men Suspected of Being Gay “Human rights groups expressed outrage on Thursday over a Kenyan court’s decision to uphold mandatory anal examinations of men who were suspected of being gay. … On Thursday, a court in Mombasa denied…

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WHO Experts Back Dose Cut In Yellow Fever Vaccine To Stretch Supplies; Disease Continues To Spread In Angola, DRC

The Lancet: Yellow fever continues to spread in Angola “Although an emergency meeting of health experts last month stopped short of calling the yellow fever outbreak in Angola a global public health emergency, humanitarian groups on the ground warn the epidemic is still far from over. Even as the number…

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