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Drug Resistance Lower Than Previously Thought Among People On PrEP, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PrEP: Risk of resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to prevent infection is lower than thought, study finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a study published in the January…

Liberia Can End Ebola By June If Correct Measures Taken, Study Shows

News outlets discuss a study published in PLOS Biology presenting a model showing how Liberia could end Ebola by June 2015. Agence France-Presse: Ebola could end in Liberia by June “Liberia, the African nation at the center of world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, could see an end to the epidemic by…

Liberia’s Ebola Response Head Says Country On Track To Contain Epidemic

Reuters: Liberia says limits Ebola spread to just two counties “Liberia is on the verge of containing the spread of the Ebola virus with only two of its 15 counties reporting new infections, the head of the country’s Ebola response said on Tuesday…” (Giayhue/Felix, 1/13).

Ebola Provides Opportunity To Further Curb FGM Practice In Sierra Leone

Bloomberg News: Ebola Forces Secret Societies to Curb Female Circumcision Rites “As the death toll from Ebola approaches 9,000 in West Africa, the illness has at least temporarily disrupted female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that brutally harms young girls. The respite is giving human rights activists an opportunity to…

Violence, Instability Threatens Food Security Of Nearly One-Third Of CAR’s Population

U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: U.N. agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability “The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared…

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