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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 264 of the “Global Fund Observer.” This edition includes articles on how countries’ programs are working under the new funding model and a commentary on data quality (4/15).

Unsafe Abortion Common In Senegal, Study Shows

Guttmacher Institute: Despite Legal Restrictions, Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Senegal And Thousands Of Women Are Injured Each Year “In the first national study of abortion incidence in Senegal, researchers found that clandestine abortions — almost all of them unsafe — pose a serious threat to the health of Senegalese…

Local Zambian Health Organization Gains Confidence Of Donors

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In Zambia, an infectious disease response aims for excellence: ‘This is what a local organization looks like’ Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, profiles Dr. Chalres Holmes, chief executive officer…

U.S., Africa Partner To Establish African CDC, Health Officials Announce

NPR: Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa “…[A]s the worst Ebola outbreak in history winds down, African health officials announced Monday they will partner with the U.S. to establish a continent-wide African CDC…” (Burress, 4/14).

Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…

Combination Of Factors Contributing To Rise In Egypt’s H5N1 Cases, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO: Several factors fueling surge of H5N1 in Egypt “…The WHO said the surge of cases in Egypt that started in November appears to be caused by a combination of factors, including increased H5N1 circulation in poultry. It said there are reports of an increased number of outbreaks…

U.S. To Support A.U. Efforts To Establish African CDC

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Supporting Capacity Building Efforts To Help Africa Cope With Health Threats “DipNote” bloggers discuss Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the signing of “a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control…