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Nigeria’s Efforts To Improve Vaccine Supply Chain Can Serve As Model For Other Countries

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Simple But Impactful: Transforming Nigeria’s Vaccine Supply Chain Inuwa Yau, an immunization specialist with UNICEF Nigeria, and Mahmud Mustapha Zubair, director of the Department of Logistics and Health Commodities at NPHCDA, write, “With support from Gavi, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF,…

Blog Examines Lessons From Senegal’s Work In Advancing Women’s Health, Family Planning

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Partnerships to Advance Family Planning: Lessons from Senegal Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Catherine Streifel, program manager and research associate for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss the Ouagadougou Partnership and lessons learned from Senegal’s efforts to advance women’s health and family…

Health Experts, Officials Discuss Lessons Learned From 2014 Ebola Outbreak

The Atlantic: Lessons From an Outbreak: How Ebola Shaped 2014 “This was the year of the biggest Ebola outbreak of all time. … I asked several experts — health care workers, journalists, and officials — what they’ve taken away from watching the Ebola outbreak unfold this year, and what lessons…

WHO, Donor Nations Face Criticism From U.K. Parliamentary Committee For Slow Ebola Response

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Donors and WHO responded too slowly to West Africa Ebola outbreak: report “The World Health Organization (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a U.K. parliamentary committee said…

Namibian Supreme Court Decision One Step In Continuing Efforts To Stop Forcible Sterlizations

Open Society Foundations: A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo, a lawyer with the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Program of the Southern Africa Litigation Center, a grantee of the Open Society Foundations, discusses a Namibian Supreme Court decision that sided with three HIV-positive women who were…

U.N.’s Ban Begins West Africa Visit, Urges Communities To Follow Health Regulations

Associated Press: U.N. chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. … Concern has grown…

11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies Of Ebola; HCWs Demand Better Care When Infected

Associated Press: Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies “One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said…” (Roy-Macaulay/Diallo, 12/18). Reuters: Sierra Leone’s leading doctor dies of Ebola “…His death brings…

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