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WHO Team Investigating Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak In Northern South Sudan

The Lancet: WHO investigates mysterious outbreak in South Sudan “A team from WHO’s Regional Office for Africa is investigating a mysterious viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in northern South Sudan that has killed 10 people. At the same time, national health officials are scrambling to put preventive measures in place based…

Many Widows In Sub-Saharan Africa Stripped Of Rights, Advocates Say Ahead Of International Day

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From cleaning corpses to sex with strangers, widow rituals fuel disease in Africa “…Millions of widows in sub-Saharan Africa are left destitute after being disinherited and robbed of their property, women’s rights campaigners said ahead of International Widows’ Day on Thursday. Many … are abused and exploited…

News Magazines Examine Continuing Challenges Of Liberia’s Ebola Epidemic

The Atlantic: After Ebola “…Now, about a year and a half after the peak of the outbreak, the vast assemblage of foreign disease experts and health care workers and crisis-response teams who finally helped contain [Ebola] has largely departed. But the virus keeps resurfacing. Ten flare-ups have been recorded in…

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