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Treating Female Genital Schistosomiasis Could Help Prevent HIV Among Women, Girls In Africa, Research Suggests

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Preventing HIV through treatment of neglected tropical diseases could save billions In a guest post, Paul Henry Brodish of MEASURE Evaluation discusses research showing that “[a]mong girls and women [in Africa], genital schistosomiasis increases the likelihood of later infection with HIV” and suggests “that…

ActionAid International Chair Speaks With EurActiv.com About Ending Inequality, Child Marriage

EurActiv.com: ActionAid chief: Africa’s ‘child marriage’ is actually rape “Ahead of this year’s European Union Development Days, the NGO ActionAid is focussing on the issue of inequality, with the launch of the report, The Price of Privilege. Nzaradzayi Gumbonzvanda is the chair of ActionAid International, and the African Union goodwill…

Public, Private Sectors Must Work Together To Solve Africa’s Health Worker Shortage

GE Healthcare’s “The Pulse”: Africa Will be Short Six Million Healthcare Workers by 2030, But it Can Still Achieve its Commitment of Universal Health Care if it Takes Action Now Kate Tulenko, vice president of health systems innovation at IntraHealth International, discusses the health worker shortage in Africa and describes…

Global Switch In Polio Vaccines Brings World One Step Closer To Elimination

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World Takes Major Step Towards Ending Polio Suchita Guntakatta, deputy director of strategy planning and management for the global development polio team at the Gates Foundation, discusses her work with colleagues in Kenya as they participated in last month’s global switch in oral…

Ending AIDS Requires Vigorous, Generous Global Efforts

New York Times: The World Could End AIDS if It Tried Editorial Board “The world has made so much progress in reducing the spread of AIDS and treating people with HIV that the epidemic has receded from the public spotlight. Yet by any measure the disease remains a major threat…

Children In DRC Dying Of Malaria Because Parents Cannot Afford Treatment, MSF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria “out of control” in Congo with sick children dying at home — charity “Malaria in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ‘out of control’ with many parents letting their sick children die at home because they cannot afford treatment, a medical charity said as it…

WHO Proposes Lower-Dose Yellow Fever Vaccinations To Stretch Supplies

Reuters: In yellow fever war, WHO readies plan to stretch vaccine supply “The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, which has killed 325 people in Angola and spread as far as China, has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw up plans to eke out vaccine supplies by using…

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