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Drones Tested For Delivering Essential Medical Services To Rural African Villages

PBS NewsHour: Humanitarian efforts benefit from drones as ethical debate continues “…[A] new experiment conducted this year by [the] United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) shows the potential for drones to help [remote African villages receive essential medical services] amid debates over ethical issues and at a time when…

Health Organizations Face Challenge Of Sustaining Global Progress Against AIDS, Keeping Disease ‘In The Spotlight’

Humanosphere: Health organizations challenged to keep AIDS in the spotlight Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses health organizations’ challenges of keeping HIV/AIDS “in the spotlight,” noting while global progress has been made against the epidemic, the disease remains a major threat, especially for LGBT communities, which often face stigma (10/20).

U.S. Government, Global Fund Support Distribution Of Nearly 2M Insecticidal Nets In Zimbabwe

VOA News: U.S. Govt, Global Fund Distribute 2 Million Malaria Prevention Nets “The United States government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) supported distribution of 1,785,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to Zimbabwean communities at risk for malaria in August and September of this year…”…

Researchers Continue To Search For Cause Of, Treatments For Noma In Africa

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Facing noma “…The flesh-eating disease leaves survivors with gaping holes in their cheeks, sometimes on both sides of what remains of their face. Jaws are immobilized and the ravaged mouth drips saliva. … The epicenter of the disease is the strip of countries south of the…

Addressing Breast Cancer Requires Global Efforts

The Hill: Breast cancer is not just a U.S. problem, but a global one Celina Schocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, and Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen “…Breast cancer is the leading cause of women’s cancer deaths around the world. It is not a U.S. or…

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