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Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected As WHO Director General

Associated Press: Ethiopia’s Tedros to be next leader of U.N. health agency “Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola, and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected Tuesday as the next director general of the…

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Expanded Mexico City Policy Will Negatively Impact Reproductive Health Services For Kenyan Women, NGO Workers Say

Reuters: Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions “President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to [foreign] organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions. … The extension requires all [foreign] health organizations…

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Health Authorities To Test Experimental Ebola Vaccine In DRC Outbreak With 43 Suspected Cases

Financial Times: Congo to test experimental Ebola vaccine as disease re-emerges “Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are preparing to use an experimental vaccine to help fight an outbreak of Ebola, in what could be an important step towards getting regulatory approval for the world’s first vaccine against…

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Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid To Africa Could Encourage Extremism, African Development Bank Head Says

Newsweek: Donald Trump’s Foreign Aid Cuts Could Turn Africa Into a ‘Terrorist Recruiting Field’: African Bank Chief “Cutting U.S. foreign aid to Africa could turn the continent into ‘a recruiting field for terrorists,’ the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) tells Newsweek. Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the 78-member…

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Human Rights Watch Report Documents Women’s, Girls’ Lack Of Access To Reproductive Health Care In Sudan’s Rebel-Held Kordofan

Human Rights Watch: Sudan: Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives “Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released [Monday]. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching…

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HHS Secretary Price In Liberia To Promote Global Health Security

Newsweek: Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary Is In Liberia “…Dr. Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, [visited Liberia last week]. While Liberia, a country of 4.5 million people with a GDP of just $2 billion, may not carry much international…

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37 Suspected Ebola Cases Reported In DRC Outbreak; WHO Africa Director ‘Very Encouraged’ By Response

Reuters: Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO “A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29…” (Ross, 5/21). VOA News: WHO Optimistic on…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Election For Next WHO Director General

Financial Times: The challenge that awaits a new leader of the WHO Editorial Board “…[W]hen officials gather in Geneva this week to select a new leader for the U.N. agency, they should take their vote seriously: the outcome matters deeply. … [U]nless the new director general is able to overhaul…

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Number Of Suspected Ebola Cases In Congo Up To 29; WHO Says $10M Needed For Initial Response, Control Efforts

Associated Press: Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29 “The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths…” (5/19). CIDRAP News: WHO: Ebola vaccine could be…

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During Liberia Visit, U.S. HHS Secretary Price Praises Country For ‘Remarkable Cooperation’ During West African Ebola Outbreak

Associated Press: U.S. health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800 “U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Thursday made his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4,800 people. Price praised Liberia for its ‘remarkable cooperation’ on health care issues.…

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