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Ebola-Hit Liberia Focuses On Repairing Child Health Care System

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia rebuilds devastated child health care system “…The 46-bed unit [at Liberia’s first ever children’s hospital], just opened in Monrovia by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is part of the country’s response to the challenge of repairing its wrecked health service as it emerges from the nightmare of…

Guinea Confirms 9 New Ebola Cases In Southwest Region

Reuters: Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone “Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday…”…

West African Presidents To Share Ebola Recovery Response Plans At World Bank Meeting

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone To Share Ebola Recovery Plans at IMF — World Bank Group Spring Meetings Nasserie Carew, senior adviser in the Bureau of Public Affairs, discusses what to expect at a high-level roundtable meeting on Ebola with the presidents of…

French Red Cross’s Public Tours Of ETU In Guinea Helping To Dispel Ebola Myths

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Battling Ebola: How Tours into Guinea’s Hot Zone are Helping in the Fight Harlan Hale, a regional advisor with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance who has served on the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, writes about how the French Red Cross in Guinea is helping to…

Global Investments Critical In Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: We Can Defeat Malaria Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego “…The theme for World Malaria Day 2015 is Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria. While at face value this might seem like an obvious declaration, in the fight against this relentless killer of an estimated 584,000 each…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 264 of the “Global Fund Observer.” This edition includes articles on how countries’ programs are working under the new funding model and a commentary on data quality (4/15).

Unsafe Abortion Common In Senegal, Study Shows

Guttmacher Institute: Despite Legal Restrictions, Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Senegal And Thousands Of Women Are Injured Each Year “In the first national study of abortion incidence in Senegal, researchers found that clandestine abortions — almost all of them unsafe — pose a serious threat to the health of Senegalese…

Local Zambian Health Organization Gains Confidence Of Donors

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In Zambia, an infectious disease response aims for excellence: ‘This is what a local organization looks like’ Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, profiles Dr. Chalres Holmes, chief executive officer…

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