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Wall Street Journal Examines Ebola In Liberia; In Interview, President Johnson Sirleaf Says ‘We Are Going To Beat Ebola’

Wall Street Journal: New Challenges Emerge as Liberia Makes Gains Against Ebola “…[E]radicating Ebola is proving more difficult, raising the prospect of the disease becoming a permanent fixture here. To keep that from happening, [President Ellen] Johnson Sirleaf and her international partners are mounting a high-stakes mission to pursue the…

Epidemiologists, Gene Researchers Hunt For Clues On Ebola’s Spread

IRIN: Ebola: Where next and how bad? “In the past few months huge amounts of time and energy have been spent trying to second-guess the progress of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Where will the next hotspot be? … Predictions so far have been off the mark, so better…

HIV Evolving Into Less Virulent Form, Scientists Report

Al Jazeera: Study: HIV causing AIDS ‘weakening over time’ “The rapid evolution of HIV, a human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa…” (12/2). BBC News: HIV evolving ‘into milder form’ “…The findings in Proceedings of the…

In South Africa, AIDS Group Says Poor Public Health System Damaging Treatment Gains; Young Women Face Higher HIV Incidence Than Male Peers

Associated Press: South African AIDS group says treatment stalling “…The [Treatment Action Campaign], one of the country’s largest AIDS awareness groups, said it would not join a [World AIDS Day] celebration while South Africa’s over-burdened public health care system is eroding progress made in the last decade. … Speaking at…

NIAID Director, Global AIDS Coordinator Discuss U.S. Ebola Efforts With Diplomatic Corps

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Dr. Fauci Updates the Diplomatic Corps on the U.S. Response to the Ebola Virus Crisis Sheila Weir, public affairs officer, and Stephen Murphy, policy adviser in the Office of Global Health Diplomacy, discuss remarks made by Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of…

West African Ebola Toll Reaches Nearly 7,000 Deaths, 16,000 Cases, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the number of Ebola cases and deaths reported by the WHO on Friday. International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: Nearly 7,000 Dead, 16,000 Likely Infected With Virus, Says World Health Organization “Almost 7,000 people have died of Ebola virus disease and more than 16,000 either have had…

Reuters Examines Obama Administration’s ‘Power Africa’ Initiative

Reuters: Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start “…[T]he U.S. president’s flagship project for Africa [Power Africa] has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report.…

PATH Introduces Mobile Diagnostic Test For River Blindness

Forbes: Tech’s Next Challenge In Global Health: Tools, Not Apps “…Health apps are growing by the day. But, beyond apps, we need diagnostic tools that are easy, portable, and reliable, according to PATH, the Seattle-based non-profit working on global health challenges. … This month, PATH produced a new tool for…

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