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U.S. Expresses Concern Over Gambian Law Restricting LGBT Rights

Media sources report on the U.S. Department of State’s press statement expressing concern over a Gambian law restricting LGBT rights. Associated Press: U.S. condemns Gambia’s anti-gay law “The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia’s president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts…”…

Amref Health Africa, WHO Begin First African Health Conference

Africa Science News: Experts meet in Nairobi for the first African Health Conference “Amref Health Africa and the World Health Organization (WHO) [on Monday] initiated the three-day international health conference focused on how Africa can influence the global health agenda with the aim of improving health care on the continent…”…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic, Responses

Wall Street Journal: Poll: Ebola Was a Bigger Story Than the Midterms Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family Foundation “…When the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed the [American] public for our Kaiser Health News Index, we found that the public followed Ebola in the U.S. more…

More Effort Needed To Engage HIV-Positive Mothers, Infants In Health Care System

Huffington Post: Countdown to Zero Mitchell Besser, founder of mothers2mothers “…Since 2011, the [Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive] has succeeded in catalyzing African governments to develop strategies and direct substantial resources towards reducing pediatric HIV infections and…

CDC Director Recognizes Work Of Ebola HCWs, Public Health Specialists

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Tom Frieden: What I’m Thankful For CDC Director Tom Frieden recognizes frontline health workers and public health specialists in West Africa, expressing his appreciation and thanks for their work containing the Ebola epidemic (11/24).

U.S. Aims To Bolster Disease Detection, Response In High-Risk Nations

Associated Press: U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak “…Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. ‘It’s really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the world,’ Dr. Tom…

Mali Confirms New Ebola Case

Reuters: Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse “Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the hemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday. ……