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Presidents Buhari, Obama Should Commit To Ending Polio In Nigeria, Africa

The Hill: Buhari and Obama can end polio in Africa Oyewale Tomori, president of the Nigerian Academy of Science “…Nigeria’s progress to date [on polio] is encouraging, but the country must go an additional two years without a case to be certified polio-free along with the rest of the WHO…

U.S., Global Community Must Continue Efforts To End West African Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Ebola still poses a serious threat Kent Brantly, doctor at Samaritan’s Purse and Ebola survivor “…Even if this [Ebola] epidemic continues, it is unlikely to return to the magnitude it reached last summer, with hundreds of new cases appearing each week. But what is probable is the destabilization…

Clear Guidance, Strategy Needed To Effectively Deliver HIV Drugs

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Simple but elusive — why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery? Ahead of the 2015 International AIDS Society (IAS) conference, Helen Bygrave, general practitioner at Médecins Sans Frontières, “discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care”…

IAS 2015 Set To Open In Vancouver, As Sub-Saharan Africa AIDS Conference Ends In Zimbabwe

Canadian Press/Chronicle Journal: Vancouver HIV-AIDS meeting seen as step towards goal of ending pandemic by 2030 “More than 6,000 international experts on HIV-AIDS will gather in Vancouver this weekend to share the latest scientific advances in the fight to eradicate the disease, which first emerged almost 35 years ago and…

Investing In Community Health Systems, Workers Critical To Preventing Future Epidemics

Huffington Post: Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Preventing the Next Ebola Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health and associate physician in the division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; and Jeffrey Walker, co-author of ‘The Generosity Network’ “…At the core of…

Morocco Considers Relaxing Strict Abortion Laws

The Lancet: Morocco debates liberalization of abortion “Moroccan doctors and campaigners pushing for more liberal abortion laws are hoping to influence technical discussions led by the Ministry of Health in a process of consultations kicked off by the king following a vigorous public debate. Some doctors hope to expand the…

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