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WHO Cholera Vaccine Stockpile Used For First Time In S. Sudan

“Last year, the World Health Organization established a two million dose cholera vaccine stockpile for the first time. Cholera outbreaks can be fast and explosive, and if communities are not prepared, they can be deadly. This week the WHO announced the vaccines from the stockpile are currently being given to…

Terror Groups Hindering Polio Eradication Efforts

International Business Times: Boko Haram Versus Bill Gates: Terror Groups Battle Efforts To Eradicate Polio “Despite more than $1 billion in annual funding from Bill Gates and others to eradicate polio, the disease is still endemic in some regions of the world that are dominated by anti-Western extremist groups like…

U.S. To Boost Humanitarian Aid To $118M In CAR

Agence France-Presse: U.S. boosts humanitarian aid to Central African Republic to $118 mln “The United States on Monday said it was boosting its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic to $118 million in fiscal 2014…” (6/24).

Sierra Leone Successfully Reducing NTD Rates For 7 Reasons

The Guardian: 7 reasons why Sierra Leone is winning against neglected tropical diseases Mary Hodges, Sierra Leone country director for Helen Keller International “…While sustained funding from USAID is one explanation behind the country’s success, other countries like Nigeria, with strong funding and better resourced health sectors and public communications…

WHO Says Immediate Action Needed On Ebola Outbreak In Africa

News outlets continue coverage on the ebola outbreak in West Africa and discuss the difficulty in studying the disease. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges ‘drastic action’ on Ebola outbreak in Africa “The World Health Organization warned Thursday that dramatic steps were needed to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa,…

Inadequate Funding, Harsh Laws Could Threaten HIV Fight In Uganda

IRIN: Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV “Inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same-sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn…” (6/25).

WHO, West African Officials Coordinate Efforts To Slow Ebola Outbreak

News outlets summarize actions and warnings surrounding the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges ‘drastic action’ on Ebola, calls 11-nation meeting “The World Health Organization on Thursday called for ‘drastic action’ to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to…

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Higher Among Women With HIV/AIDS In Africa

Inter Press Service: Maternal Deaths Due to HIV a Grim Reality “…In spite of the huge advances in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Africa, experts are concerned that these have not matched other pillars needed to eliminate maternal mortality caused by HIV and AIDS. … The risk of…

World Cup Nations Make Progress Against NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16: Celebrating World Cup Teams Fighting NTDs The blog post recognizes six of the national soccer teams advancing to the Round of 16 in the World Cup and highlights the countries’ efforts in controlling and…