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Center For Global Health Policy Report Discusses Opportunities, Challenges In Controlling HIV, TB In Tanzania

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Report from Tanzania: Attention to realities on the ground, criminalized populations, civil society needed to sustain HIV, TB responses Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings from a report…

Electronic Communication, Monitoring Help Guinea In Efforts To End Ebola Epidemic

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It Kayode Odusote, chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Health Development, discusses his trip to Guinea “to help the Ministry of Health roll out mHero, a new communication platform that connects health workers to health officials,…

Champions Announce New Efforts To Ensure AIDS-Free Generation In Africa

UNAIDS: Champions come together to announce strengthened efforts for an AIDS-free generation in Africa “The Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation gathered together [Monday] to announce new efforts to ensure that all children in Africa are born free from HIV and that children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment.…

Combination Of Factors Contributing To Rise In Egypt’s H5N1 Cases, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO: Several factors fueling surge of H5N1 in Egypt “…The WHO said the surge of cases in Egypt that started in November appears to be caused by a combination of factors, including increased H5N1 circulation in poultry. It said there are reports of an increased number of outbreaks…

U.S., Africa Partner To Establish African CDC, Health Officials Announce

NPR: Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa “…[A]s the worst Ebola outbreak in history winds down, African health officials announced Monday they will partner with the U.S. to establish a continent-wide African CDC…” (Burress, 4/14).

Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…

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