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MSF Opens Ebola Clinic Specifically For Pregnant Women In Sierra Leone Capital

Reuters: Medical charity MSF opens Ebola clinic for pregnant women “Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened the first care center in the current Ebola epidemic for pregnant women, whose survival rate from the virus is virtually zero, the charity said on Saturday. … Medical authorities say it is…

MenAfriVac Helps Move Africa’s Sahel Toward Meningitis Elimination

Humanosphere: Vaccine on track to eliminate one of Africa’s most feared and deadly diseases — meningitis Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses progress toward eliminating meningitis in Africa’s Sahel region through the use of the MenAfriVac vaccine, which the WHO recently approved for use in infants (1/9).

Birx Urges Tanzanian Media To Disseminate Accurate, Understandable HIV Information

IPP Media: U.S. urges Tanzanian media to beef up efforts in fight against HIV/AIDS “The United States government has called on Tanzanian media to enhance efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS as part of endeavors to achieve an HIV-free generation. … Ambassador[-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah] Birx, also…

Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Enter Phase III Trials In Next Two Months, WHO Says

Reuters: Pivotal Ebola vaccine trials to start this month or next: WHO “Final-stage trials of experimental Ebola vaccines will begin in January or February in the worst-hit West African countries as scientists and drugmakers race to block the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 1/8). U.N.…

School-Based Initiative To Treat Children At Risk Of Parasitic Worms Begins In Ethiopia

Reuters: Ethiopia launches school program to treat parasitic worms “Ethiopia is launching a national initiative in schools this year to treat children at risk of infection from parasitic worms, mirroring a program in Kenya which has improved child health and school attendance, a charity involved said. Ethiopia aims to treat…

Forbes To Host Online Discussions With WHO, CDC Polio Officials

Forbes: How Syria Beat Its Polio Outbreak “…On Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 Eastern, Chris Maher, manager for polio eradication and emergency support for the World Health Organization in Syria, will join [contributor Devin Thorpe] for a live discussion about the efforts to manage polio through the conflicts and…

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