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Malaria-Related Brain Swelling Causes Death In Some Children, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing how brain swelling contributes to some malaria deaths in children. New York Times: Brain Swelling Tied to Deaths From Malaria “When children die from a severe form of malaria, swelling of the brain is often…

International Community Looks To Outline West Africa’s Ebola Recovery Phase

Devex: Ebola: Moving from emergency to recovery “As the death toll from Ebola now tops 10,000 in West Africa, donors and aid implementers are figuring out how to best transition from the emergency to the recovery phase of the crisis. Top E.U. and U.N. officials, leaders of Ebola-affected nations, and…

Uganda Still Plans To Send HCWs Abroad Despite Belgium’s Threat To Cut Aid

Agence France-Presse: Uganda hit by aid threat over medical ‘brain drain’ case “Uganda on Monday stood by plans to send more than 240 of its health workers to the Caribbean despite a Belgian threat to cut 11 million euros in aid. … The Belgian minister said the expatriation of the…

Aspen Institute Panel Discusses Challenges Around Women’s Health, Poverty In Zambia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Zambia Gender Minister: Poverty slows march toward equity Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a discussion at the Aspen Institute on Friday around the challenges of women’s health…

Ebola Treatment Varies For Aid Workers From U.S., Sierra Leone

New York Times: Care Differs for American and African With Ebola “The latest American aid worker to contract Ebola overseas, last week in Sierra Leone, was swiftly evacuated to a specialized treatment center for infected health workers run by the British Defense Ministry in the country’s capital, Freetown, then on…

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