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800 Tanzanian Girls Return Home After 3 Months In Safe Houses To Escape FGM

Agence France-Presse: Tanzanian girls return after escaping genital mutilation “…Some 800 school girls fled to shelters run by charities and church organizations, which offer protection during the months FGM is traditionally carried out, from October to December. Some of the shelters are given police protection to ensure the girls remain…

Global Fund, Zambian Government, NGO Sign $234M In Grants For HIV, TB, Malaria Efforts

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Zambia and Global Fund Sign $234 Million in New Grants “The Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Churches Health Association of Zambia, and the Global Fund [on Friday] reaffirmed their partnership, signing four new grants worth US$234 million to fight HIV,…

Ebola’s Economic Impacts In West Africa Will Be Felt Into Future

Wired’s “Superbug”: The Long Tail of Ebola: Depressing African Economic Progress Journalist Maryn McKenna writes in her blog about two recent World Bank reports that discuss Ebola’s economic impacts in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. “The ripples of Ebola could be felt for some time to come — and until…

WHO Approves MenAfriVac Vaccine For Use In Infants; Meningitis Vaccine Project Shutting Down After Vaccine’s Success In Africa

Reuters: Tailor-made vaccine set to banish Africa’s meningitis epidemics “…Barely five years after the team began rolling out a tailor-made vaccine in Africa’s ‘meningitis belt,’ the disease has all but disappeared there and the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) is closing down after pioneering what may be a model for tackling…

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