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WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free For Second Time; Nation Enters 90-Day Intense Surveillance Period

Agence France-Presse: Liberia declared free of Ebola — again: WHO “The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. … The WHO, which had previously declared Liberia Ebola-free in…

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Strengthening Health Systems, Improving Workforce Critical In Preventing Future Disease Epidemics, Increasing Child Survival

CNN: Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival Chelsea Clinton, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at University of Edinburgh’s Medical School and board member of Save the Children…

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WHO Expands Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial To Sierra Leone After New Case Detected

U.N. News Centre: New Ebola case in Sierra Leone prompts expansion of experimental vaccine trial — U.N. health agency “The detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend after the West African country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has prompted the use…

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Conflict, Failing Infrastructure Causing Severe Food Insecurity In South Sudan’s Northern Region

International Business Times: South Sudan On The Brink: Failing Currency And Armed Conflict Pushes Country Closer To Famine “In the southern city of Morobo, South Sudan, mangoes litter the ground beneath the trees that line the roads. But 500 miles north, in the northeastern city of Malakal, people are severely…

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Unions, Civil Society Groups Question How Liberian Government Spent Money Allocated For Ebola Outbreak

VOA News: Money Questions Swirl as Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak Nears End “As Liberia prepares to be declared once again free of the Ebola virus later this week, unions and civil society groups are beginning to question how the government spent money allocated to fight the outbreak. … International donors pledged…

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Experts Investigate Ebola Death In Sierra Leone, Prepare For Vaccination Trial Among Case Contacts

Associated Press: Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone “Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday. Once the source…

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More Than 850K People Need Emergency Food Aid In Somalia, As Flooding Threatens Region, U.N. Warns

News outlets discuss findings from a U.N. report highlighting food insecurity in Somalia. Agence France-Presse: Somalia food aid crisis ‘critical’: U.N. “War-torn Somalia remains in a ‘critical’ state four years after a devastating famine, the U.N. warned on Monday, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid…” (8/30). International…

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Trial Using ‘Ring Vaccination’ Strategy Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Underway In Sierra Leone After New Case Detected

WHO: Guinea ring vaccination trial extended to Sierra Leone to vaccinate contacts of new Ebola case “Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone, after the country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has set in motion the first ‘ring vaccination’ use of…

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Sierra Leone Officials Announce New Ebola Death Less Than Week After Country’s Last Known Patient Discharged

Associated Press: Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death “Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in…

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WHO, Tanzanian Health Officials Work To Stem Cholera Outbreak Affecting More Than 400 People

VOA News: WHO: Tanzania Cholera Epidemic Worsens “The World Health Organization and Tanzanian Ministry of Health are stepping up efforts to contain and discover the source of a cholera epidemic that so far has killed eight people and infected more than 400 others. WHO data indicate the fast-spreading epidemic broke…

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