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More Than 70K Births In Liberia Unrecorded During Ebola Outbreak, Leaving Children Vulnerable To Trafficking, Denial Of Services, UNICEF Warns

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia…

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500 People Under Quarantine In Sierra Leone Village Previously Ebola-Free After Man Dies Of Disease

Associated Press: Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine “Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease…” (Roy-Macaulay, 7/30).

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Survey Examines HIV Status, Knowledge Among Heterosexual South African Couples In High-Risk Township

Reuters Health: HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples “Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples. This should encourage efforts to…

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Malawi Can Serve As Role Model In Africa For Evidence-Based Efforts To Improve Abortion Access, Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malawi a model for Africa in liberalizing abortion, activists say “Malawi’s use of evidence-based research to build support for a more liberal stance on abortion can make it a role model for Africa, campaigners said, following publication of a bill to liberalize the country’s 164-year-old abortion law.…

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Progress Being Made To Prevent, Diagnose, Treat Cervical Cancer Among African Women

Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women…

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In Kenya Speech, Obama Says ‘No Excuse’ For Violence Against Women, FGM, Child Marriage

The Guardian: Barack Obama in Kenya: ‘no excuse’ for treating women as second-class citizens “Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Kenya on Sunday with a strong condemnation of female genital mutilation and other ‘bad traditions’ that treat women as second-class citizens, in a speech that also a offered a…

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GSK Anticipates Gradual Roll-Out Of Malaria Vaccine In Africa, Collection Of Additional Data, CEO Says

Reuters: GlaxoSmithKline sees staged roll-out of malaria vaccine “The world’s first malaria vaccine, which won a green light last week from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said on Wednesday. ‘We believe that there should be a thoughtful, staged roll-out of this vaccine, particularly…

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New Ebola Cases In West Africa At Lowest Level In Past Year; WHO Warns Of Possible New Outbreak In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead “The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the West African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone…” (7/29). CIDRAP…

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Ebola-Hit West African Nations Look To Rebuild Agriculture Sectors, Bolster Food Security

Christian Science Monitor: How West Africa is ramping up food security after Ebola outbreak “As the West African countries heaviest hit by the Ebola outbreak look to rebuild, food security and nutrition will be key to combating the lingering effects of the disease. … The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates…

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Health Messaging SMS Campaign Reaches 125K Pregnant Women, New Mothers In Tanzania

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania’s free SMS health campaign helps pregnant women, new mothers “…Since the campaign, Wazazi Nipendeni, ‘Parents Love Me’ in Swahili, was introduced three years ago, some 125,000 pregnant women have registered for the free text messages. More than five million text messages have been sent to subscribers,…

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