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Cooperative Efforts Underway To Vaccinate Children In Sudan Amid Measles Outbreak

VOA News: In Sudan, Aid Groups Struggle With Massive Measles Outbreak “Aid agencies are struggling to contain a massive measles outbreak in Sudan. The Ministry of Health is leading a United Nations and international effort to vaccinate eight million children under age five against the sometimes fatal disease, which so…

CSIS Report Examines U.S.-Tanzania Bilateral Cooperation On MCH, Immunization Activities

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Targeting Big Results in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health “In February 2015, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center led a delegation to Tanzania to examine U.S.-Tanzania bilateral cooperation on maternal, neonatal, and child health and the ways in which U.S.-funded programs complement immunization activities…

Lack Of WASH Access Affects Health Care In Mali, Guardian Podcast Reports

The Guardian: Water and sanitation in health centers in Mali — podcast transcript “…This is Lucy Lamble. And this month on the Guardian’s Global Development podcast we look at how health centers in Mali are affected by this problem. I visit the rural village of Diatoula and a clinic in…

252 Dead Since January In Niger Meningitis Outbreak, Health Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Meningitis epidemic in Niger kills more than 250 “A meningitis epidemic in poverty-stricken Niger has claimed 252 lives since January, a health official said Monday, warning the country was short of vaccines to fight the outbreak. ‘As of May 3,252 people died out of a total of 3,304…

Study Examines Association Between Income Inequality, HIV Risk In Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Neighborhood wealth inequality in sub-Saharan Africa predictive of greater HIV risk In a guest post, Paul Brodish, an applications analyst with the MEASURE Evaluation project, discusses a recently released study published in the Journal of Biosocial Science that “investigates whether community-level wealth inequality…

Malaria, Preventable Diseases Rise In CAR As Insecurity Hampers Delivery Of Aid, MSF Says

The Guardian: Central African Republic facing chronic health care crisis as scars of conflict abide “More than two years of sectarian violence have decimated already fragile health systems in Central African Republic (CAR), leading to a rise in preventable diseases like malaria among families still hiding from armed groups in…

Despite Efforts To Improve Women’s Rights To Reproductive Health, Unsafe Abortions Continue To Occur, Advocacy Group Says

Inter Press Service: Unsafe Abortions Continue to Plague Kenya “…[I]n September 2012, the [Kenyan] health ministry released standards and guidelines on the prevention and management of unsafe abortions to the extent allowed by Kenyan law, only to withdraw them three months later under unclear circumstances. According to [Teresa Omondi, deputy…

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