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Individuals Who Ignore Official Advice Could Cause Upsurge Of Ebola Cases, U.N. Special Envoy Warns

The Guardian: Ebola upsurge could undo progress in blink of an eye, warns expert “Despite the massive push to bring the number of new Ebola cases down to zero as quickly as possible, there will inevitably be ‘flare-ups’ that could reverse the overall downward trend and prove difficult to contain,…

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NIH Confirms Safety Of 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines

Reuters: Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial “Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, ‘appear to be safe’ part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said…

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DfID Should Have Done More To End FGM In Sierra Leone, British MPs Say

The Guardian: MPs take aim at DfID as inaction on FGM in Sierra Leone heads list of ‘failures’ ” …The [U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee] chided DfID for failing to do more to stamp out FGM in Sierra Leone and said that, since the practice had stopped during the Ebola…

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Malawi Shifts Global Fund HIV/AIDS Money Away From National AIDS Council

Reuters: Global Fund redirects $574 million from Malawi AIDS council “The Global Fund [as well as the Malawi Country Coordinating Mechanism,] has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National AIDS Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for,…

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WHO Reports Lowest Weekly Total Of New Ebola Cases This Year; West Africa Must Maintain Vigilance, Agency Says

New York Times: Health Agency Reports Lowest Weekly Total of New Ebola Cases “The World Health Organization on Wednesday reported the lowest weekly total of new Ebola cases so far this year in the three nations of West Africa that have been afflicted by the deadly virus…” (Gladstone, 3/26). Reuters:…

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Guinea Begins Ebola ‘Ring Vaccination’ Trial; Chinese Researchers Report Results From Another Vaccine Trial

CIDRAP News: Ebola vaccine trial launches in Guinea; Chinese vaccine test detailed “In an effort to see if a vaccine might be used to drown out Ebola flare-ups, a new trial launched in an area of Guinea where cases have occurred recently, while Chinese researchers reported the first human trial…

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Ugandan Government Paid U.S. Firm To Neutralize Negative Publicity From Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Ugandan Newspaper Reports

Agence France-Presse: Uganda paid U.S. PR firm ‘to clean up image’ after anti-gay bill “A row over a law banning homosexuality in Uganda has been reignited after it emerged that the government paid a U.S. public relations firm to offset negative publicity, a report said Monday. Uganda’s Observer newspaper said…

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Typhoid Fever Outbreak Infects Hundreds In Uganda’s Capital, Health Official Says

Associated Press: Ugandan official: Typhoid sickens hundreds in capital “An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way, a senior health official said on Wednesday…” (Muhumuza, 3/25).

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Zimbabwe Alert As Cholera Spreads From Neighboring Mozambique To Border Towns

IRIN: Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat “…[W]ith the emergence of a cholera outbreak in neighboring Mozambique, which has already infected 14 people in Zimbabwe’s border towns, the question is whether the authorities are ready and better able to cope should cholera spread to Harare…” (3/25).

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic, Next Steps For Disease Preparedness

Huffington Post: Why Ebola Won This Round…And If We’re Smart, Why We Will Win The Next Michael J. Nyenhuis, president and CEO of AmeriCares “…To exact its toll of 10,000 lives, Ebola took advantage of weak health systems in West Africa — hospitals with empty shelves, remote clinics without running…

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