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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…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response, Recovery

Foreign Affairs: Three Myths About Ebola Emmanuel D’Harcourt, senior health director at the International Rescue Committee “…The West Africa Ebola virus epidemic is complex, confusing, and concerning. We can end it only by understanding, and acting on, the real story. … The real story is that only local communities can…

Strengthening Health Care Workforce Key to Improving Women’s Health

Huffington Post: A Year in Review: Teaching the Next Generation of Doctors in Tanzania Maureen Ries, obstetrician-gynecologist and deputy chief medical officer at Seed Global Health “…Maternal mortality was not cut to the extent targeted by 2015, but there was significant progress made. Globally, the maternal mortality ratio dropped 45…

State Department Blog Provides Update On U.S. Ebola Response, Coordination Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Obama Administration Provides Update to African Diaspora Communities on U.S. Ebola Response David Duckenfield, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Public Affairs, discusses an update provided by Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and officials from USAID, the National Security Council…

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