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Liberia Confirms 3 Ebola Cases, As Authorities Conduct Contact Tracing, Testing

Agence France-Presse: Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases “Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. … Cestus Tarpeh, a spokesman for the health department where the…

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Reuters Examines Gay Rights In Africa Ahead Of U.S. President Obama’s Visit In Late July

Reuters: Before Obama trip, U.S. gay ruling inspires hope and revulsion in Africa “U.S. President Barack Obama hailed last week’s Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a ‘thunderbolt’ but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month. ……

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Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

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UNICEF Nutrition Center Works To Stem Child Malnutrition In Chad

BBC News: Tackling child malnutrition in Chad: Inside a UNICEF nutrition center “Child malnutrition is a major problem in Chad — a country which ranks near the bottom on every global measure of poverty, health, or economic development. The lack of adequate, healthy food is linked to some grim statistics,…

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Blog Post Highlights Recent Global HIV-Related News

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Cuba starts AIDS-free generation, Nigerian state launches oxymoronic HIV law, Mozambique sheds colonial homophobia — but has a way to go, and more … we’re reading about policies, health and human rights Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights several…

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2nd Ebola Case Confirmed In Previously Disease-Free Liberia; At Least 33 People Under Quarantine

Agence France-Presse: Liberia announces return of Ebola “Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country’s recovery three months after its last known case…” (Dosso, 6/30). The Hill: Ebola returns to virus-free Liberia “…The fresh case, which…

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Corpse Of Liberian Tests Positive For Ebola; Health Ministry Investigating How He Became Infected

Associated Press: Liberia quarantines community where corpse tested for Ebola “Liberian authorities have quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking fears the country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free…” (6/30). International Business Times:…

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Sierra Leone Should Reduce Tax Breaks For Mining Firms To Raise Funds For Equitable Health Systems, Report Says

The Guardian: Sierra Leone urged to get tough on tax to repair battered health system “Sierra Leone’s government should reduce tax breaks for mining firms and roll out measures to block illicit financial flows in order to raise funds for its decimated health services and help prevent needless loss of…

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Boko Haram Attacks Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Niger Among Locals, Nigerian Refugees

IRIN: Niger: Boko Haram’s neglected crisis “…Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that garners little international media attention. An estimated…

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Petitioners File Suit Against Kenyan Government, Call For Safe Abortion Guidelines

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kenya in court after botched abortion injures raped 15-year-old “The mother of a 15-year-old rape survivor, who needs a kidney transplant following a botched backstreet abortion, filed a case against Kenya’s government on Monday for denying women and girls safe access to terminations. … The petitioners are…

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