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Malaria, Preventable Diseases Rise In CAR As Insecurity Hampers Delivery Of Aid, MSF Says

The Guardian: Central African Republic facing chronic health care crisis as scars of conflict abide “More than two years of sectarian violence have decimated already fragile health systems in Central African Republic (CAR), leading to a rise in preventable diseases like malaria among families still hiding from armed groups in…

Despite Efforts To Improve Women’s Rights To Reproductive Health, Unsafe Abortions Continue To Occur, Advocacy Group Says

Inter Press Service: Unsafe Abortions Continue to Plague Kenya “…[I]n September 2012, the [Kenyan] health ministry released standards and guidelines on the prevention and management of unsafe abortions to the extent allowed by Kenyan law, only to withdraw them three months later under unclear circumstances. According to [Teresa Omondi, deputy…

Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa) “Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of…

U.S. Closes Ebola Treatment Unit In Liberia As Country Prepares To Be Declared Ebola-Free

Agence France-Presse: Liberia closes U.S.-built Ebola unit “The United States decommissioned its treatment unit Thursday for Liberian health care workers infected with Ebola, with the country set to be declared free of the virus within two weeks…” (4/30). VOA News: U.S. Shuts Ebola Treatment Center in Liberia “…Liberia has gone…

Some Ebola Survivors Complain Of Lingering Fatigue, Joint Pain, Vision Problems

Wall Street Journal: Host of Ailments Plague African Ebola Survivors “…More than 15,000 people have survived Ebola in West Africa, and more than 10,800 died, in the largest epidemic of the disease by far in history — one that has yet to be extinguished. But many have emerged with an…

Somalis Continue To Face Hunger 3 Years After Famine

Agence France-Presse: After Somalia’s famine, hunger persists “At a hospital in Mogadishu’s Yaqshid district, children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, worsened by stomach and chest infections, are receiving treatment that is likely saving their young lives. Three years have elapsed since famine killed more than a quarter of a million…