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Violent Clashes In South Sudan Force Aid Groups To Withdraw, Ten Of Thousands To Flee

Reuters: Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw “Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan’s northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other groups said on Saturday…”…

Building Resilient Health Systems Vital To Preventing Future Outbreaks

New York Times: Ebola-Free, but Not Resilient Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Bernice Dahn, minister-designate of health for Liberia “…A resilient health system combines active surveillance mechanisms, robust health care delivery system, and a vigorous response to disease. … When a resilient system is in place, cities…

Seed Global Health Enables Doctors, Nurses To Educate Health Care Providers In Africa

ONE: Training the next generation of Africa’s doctors and nurses — one ‘seed’ at a time Cornelia Lluberes, global health research assistant at the ONE Campaign, interviews Vanessa Kerry, co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, about the organization, which gives “health professionals the opportunity to serve as educators in…

Ebola Virus Found In Eye Of U.S. Doctor After Being Declared Virus-Free

News outlets discuss a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing the Ebola virus can persist in the eyes of survivors. Agence France-Presse: Ebola found in man’s eye months after it left blood: report “The Ebola virus has been detected for the first time in an eye…

As Liberia Prepares To Be Declared Ebola-Free, Officials Caution Recovery Will Be Long Road

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Almost Over, World Health Organization Says “Liberia is just two days away from being officially free of the Ebola virus, but authorities warn the outbreak will have long-term consequences…” (Caulderwood, 5/7). NPR: On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over…

HIV Counselors In Zambia Face Challenges, Note Successes

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: For HIV counselors in Zambia, work hits close to home In a guest post, Karen Blyth, director of East Africa programs for IntraHealth International, writes about the challenges and successes of two male HIV counselors in Zambia (Barton, 5/7).

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