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Donor Commitments To Vaccinate Will Help Protect World’s Most Vulnerable Children

MSNBC: Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and Philippe Brault, award-winning photographer and filmmaker “…[W]hile four out of five children globally now receive at least a basic set of vaccines, there still are 1.5 million children who die each year…

WHO, U.S. Official Warn Ebola Outbreak Will Worsen, As Death Toll Reaches 1,550

News outlets report on the widening scope of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: U.S. official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse “A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak…

Doctor In Nigeria Dies Of Ebola As Health Minister Warns Against Complacency

News outlets report on Nigeria’s efforts to stem Ebola’s spread, after an infected Liberian-American brought the disease to Lagos through air travel. Agence France-Presse: Nigeria warns against complacency in Ebola fight “Nigeria’s health minister on Wednesday warned against complacency in the country’s fight against Ebola, despite only one patient remaining…

U.S., U.N. Pledge Additional Funding To Help African Nations Address Ebola

News outlets report on additional funding from the U.S. and U.N. to help nations in Africa address Ebola ABC News Radio: USAID Pledges Additional $5 Million to Combat Spread of Ebola “The U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday pledged an additional $5 million to help fight the continuing outbreak…

Activists Upset Over Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

VOA News: HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists “Uganda’s president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda’s HIV-positive community…” (Paulat, 8/27).

Aid Groups Preparing To Deliver Food To West African Nations Affected By Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: Groups rush to avoid food crisis in Ebola-stricken areas “With food stocks running low in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, international organizations are preparing for a looming food crisis amid concerns that imports are being affected and farmers in areas quarantined will not be able to harvest…

WHO Workshop Aims To Educate African Health Experts On Ebola

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N.-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defenses against deadly disease “A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defenses against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,…

Emory Infectious Diseases Expert Discusses Ebola Treatment In Interview

Scientific American: Ebola Doctor Reveals How Infected Americans Were Cured “…Bruce Ribner, medical director of [Emory University Hospital’s] Infectious Disease Unit, sat down with Scientific American to explain how the two Americans were cared for, the lessons that could be applied to help patients across Africa, and why the hysteria…

Partnership, Coordination Will Strengthen NTD Elimination Programs In Nigeria

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Going Beyond Cooperation: Why it’s Critical for NTD Control and Elimination in Nigeria Benjamin Nwobi, resident program adviser for RTI International and the ENVISION project in Nigeria, and Sunday Isiyaku, country director for Sightsavers in Nigeria and lead for the UNITED…