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Oral Vaccine, WASH Efforts Effective Tools To Control Cholera Outbreaks

Healthline News: Cholera Risk Remains High Today, but Vaccine Can Control Epidemic “In spite of an estimated three million to five million cases of cholera each year in the world, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are confident this potentially deadly disease can be controlled. The fight against cholera…

Investing In Human Resources Key To Strengthening Global Health

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Bridging the Mind and Heart: Lessons from Guinea on the IHR Dana Pitts, a health communicator at CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses the International Health Regulations (IHR) and the importance of investing in human resources as part of global health policy, noting, “[A] trained…

NTD Mass Treatment Resumes In Sierra Leone Following Interruption Because Of Ebola

END in Africa: Down But Not Out: Sierra Leone’s NTD Program Restarts Activities as the Ebola Threat Subsides “…After a year-long interruption in mass treatment [because of the Ebola epidemic], Sierra Leone’s national NTD Program and Helen Keller International (HKI), END in Africa’s sub-grantee in Sierra Leone, carefully planned and…

Climate Change, Taboos Surrounding Food Contribute To Malnutrition In Mali

POLITICO Magazine: Eat Not This Fish Anna Badkhen, author “…What we choose to include in our diet and what we disallow describes a story, a history. Like the Fulani catfish ban, food taboos can be maps tracing our very specific connections to the Pleistocene forefathers on the African savannah, ritual…

Study Examines How To Effectively Implement HIV Prevention Tools In Real-World Settings

Nature: How to beat HIV “…Here in Kenya’s Nyanza Province, which has the country’s highest rate of HIV infection, this community is part of a groundbreaking study designed to explain a troubling conundrum. Interventions to prevent HIV transmission that work in trial settings — such as rapid on-the-spot HIV tests…

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