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NTD Mass Treatment Resumes In Sierra Leone Following Interruption Because Of Ebola

END in Africa: Down But Not Out: Sierra Leone’s NTD Program Restarts Activities as the Ebola Threat Subsides “…After a year-long interruption in mass treatment [because of the Ebola epidemic], Sierra Leone’s national NTD Program and Helen Keller International (HKI), END in Africa’s sub-grantee in Sierra Leone, carefully planned and…

Liberia Should Focus Health Care Rebuilding Efforts In Rural Areas, Report Says

VOA News: Rebuilding Liberia Health Care “As Liberia rebuilds a health care system severely damaged by the Ebola outbreak, researchers said the nation must provide better medical services in remote rural areas. A report examining barriers to health care has been published in the online Journal of Global Health…” (DeCapua,…

Liberia Confirms 3 Ebola Cases, As Authorities Conduct Contact Tracing, Testing

Agence France-Presse: Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases “Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. … Cestus Tarpeh, a spokesman for the health department where the…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

UNICEF Nutrition Center Works To Stem Child Malnutrition In Chad

BBC News: Tackling child malnutrition in Chad: Inside a UNICEF nutrition center “Child malnutrition is a major problem in Chad — a country which ranks near the bottom on every global measure of poverty, health, or economic development. The lack of adequate, healthy food is linked to some grim statistics,…

Blog Post Highlights Recent Global HIV-Related News

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Cuba starts AIDS-free generation, Nigerian state launches oxymoronic HIV law, Mozambique sheds colonial homophobia — but has a way to go, and more … we’re reading about policies, health and human rights Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights several…

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