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WHO Expresses Concern Over Ebola In Nigeria As Number Of Cases Rises To 18

News outlets report on a growing cluster of Ebola cases in Nigeria’s major oil-trading port. New York Times: WHO Concerned About Another Ebola Cluster in Nigeria “The World Health Organization expressed worry on Wednesday about a second cluster of Ebola virus patients in Nigeria — in the center of its…

NIH Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins; Other Vaccines, Treatments Under Development

News outlets report on various aspects of Ebola vaccine and treatment development and delivery. ABC News: Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial “The first two doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine have been injected into human subjects in the National Institutes of Health’s fast-tracked clinical trial…” (Lupkin,…

Ugandan MPs Preparing To Reintroduce Anti-Gay Legislation

Agence France-Presse: Ugandan MPs working to reintroduce tough anti-gay law: report “Ugandan MPs have begun work on reintroducing tough anti-gay legislation, a month after the East African nation’s constitutional court declared a previous law ‘null and void,’ a report said Wednesday…” (9/3).

Girls In Niger Fight For Rights Against Child Marriage

Deutsche Welle: Fighting against child marriage in Niger “While Niger has made some gains, like reducing child mortality, it’s still a pretty bad place for women and girls. Three out of four girls under 18 are married, which means they were forced to marry as minors, and can’t complete their…

Nearly 3B Risk Ill Health From Household Air Pollution

Agence France-Presse: 2.8 bln risk ill health from home air pollution “Nearly three billion people risk ill health and early death merely from breathing the air in their homes that is polluted by fires made for cooking and heating, researchers said…”(9/3).

International Leaders, Experts Call For Greater Measures To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on international efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including statements from U.N. Director-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama. Devex: A.U. mobilizing health workers for Ebola-hit West Africa “Health personnel are critical to stemming the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the region…

Public Trust Critical In Effective Ebola Outbreak Response, Officials Say

News outlets report on how public fear and mistrust of governments is fueling the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. IRIN: Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread “Decades of corruption, deep-rooted mistrust of government and weak public services in Liberia have hastened the spread of the Ebola virus, and much…