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Activists Upset Over Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

VOA News: HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists “Uganda’s president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda’s HIV-positive community…” (Paulat, 8/27).

Partnership, Coordination Will Strengthen NTD Elimination Programs In Nigeria

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Going Beyond Cooperation: Why it’s Critical for NTD Control and Elimination in Nigeria Benjamin Nwobi, resident program adviser for RTI International and the ENVISION project in Nigeria, and Sunday Isiyaku, country director for Sightsavers in Nigeria and lead for the UNITED…

Blog Post Summarizes News About Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola outbreak: “Unprecedented” and familiar, global health emergency calls for solidarity, innovation, communication Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes several articles written about the West African Ebola outbreak (8/27).

Ebola Threatens Food Security In Sierra Leone, Liberia

News outlets report on the U.N.’s concerns about food security in Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of food crisis in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone “The United Nations warned Tuesday of a looming food crisis in eastern Sierra Leone, under lockdown since the Ebola-hit…

News Outlets Report On Ebola Outbreak Developments, Including Treatment Of Infected HCWs

News outlets report on developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa, including the treatment of infected health care workers. ABC News: Ebola-Stricken Countries Scramble to Build Treatment Centers “Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region. The…

UNICEF Sends Largest-Ever Emergency Aid Shipment To Multiple Crises In August

U.N. News Centre: Amid multiple crises, U.N. children’s agency deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month “This August the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shipped 1,000 metric tons of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises — the largest emergency supply operation in the…

U.S. Doctors Run ‘Surgery Camp’ In Uganda, Perform Life-Saving Operations

Associated Press: Amid poverty, U.S. surgeons saving lives in Uganda “…[A neurological] operation was one of many complex, life-saving surgeries the [American] team [of doctors] performed for a week on Ugandan patients who otherwise had little hope of survival. The operations, which would cost up to $20,000 here, are free…